Yadh Ben Achour

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Yadh Ben Achour
عياض بن عاشور
President of the Higher Political Reform Commission of Tunisia

Yadh Ben Achour (Arabic: عياض بن عاشور‎, also Iyadh Ben Achour, born 1 June 1945) is a Tunisian lawyer and an expert on public law and Islamic political theory. He is the son of Mohamed Fadhel Ben Achour, who was a prominent Tunisian theologian and union activist. On January 17, 2011 Mohamed Ghannouchi, the Prime Minister of Tunisia, appointed him to be the president of Tunisia's Higher Political Reform Commission, which is charged with overseeing constitutional reform in post-Ben Ali Tunisia.[1][2][3][4]

Ziad al-Doulatli, spokesman for the Tunisian Ennahda Movement, an Islamist group, voiced criticism of Ben Achour saying that he was "known for his Francophone and secular leanings and his hostility towards religion."[5]