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, member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee, 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]

In 1992, he resigned from the Constitutional Council on the grounds of President Ben Ali's attempt to control the Tunisian Human Rights League through a reform of the law on associations. From 1993 to 1999 he served as Dean of the Faculty of Legal, Political and Social Sciences at the University of Carthage.

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]

Publications[edit]

  • L’État nouveau et la philosophie politique et juridique occidentale, éd. Bibliothèque de droit et de sciences politiques et économiques, Tunis, 1980
  • Politique, religion et droit dans le monde arabe, éd. Cérès, Tunis, 1992
  • Normes, foi et loi en particulier dans l'islam, éd. Cérès, Tunis, 1993
  • Contentieux administratif, éd. Cérès, Tunis, 1995
  • (ar) Conscience et droit : l’esprit civique et les droits modernes, éd. Centre culturel arabe, Beyrouth/Casablanca, 1998
  • Le rôle des civilisations dans le système international : droit et relations internationales, éd. Bruylant, Bruxelles, 2003
  • Introduction générale au droit, éd. Centre de publication universitaire, Tunis, 2005
  • La Cour européenne des droits de l'homme et la liberté de religion, éd. Pedone, Paris, 2005
  • Aux fondements de l'orthodoxie sunnite, éd. Presses universitaires de France, Paris, 2008, rééd. Cérès, Tunis, 20088
  • Droit administratif, éd. Centre de publication universitaire, Tunis, 2010
  • (it) La tentazione democratica. Politica, religione e diritto nel mondo arabo, éd. Ombre Corte, Vérone, 2010
  • La deuxième Fâtiha. L'islam et la pensée des droits de l'homme, éd. Presses universitaires de France, Paris, 2011, rééd. Cérès, Tunis, 20119
  • Tunisie : une révolution en pays d’islam, éd. Cérès, Tunis, 2016
  • An International Constitutional Court: Bulwark against the Erosion of Constitutional Democracy, in Constitutionalism, Human Rights and Islam after the Arab Spring(eds. Rainer Grote, Tilmann Röder and Ali El-Haj, Oxford/New York: OUP 2016)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Francis Ghilès (2011-01-21). "Democracy in Tunisia could rewrite the history of the Mediterranean". Centre d'Estudis I Documentacio Internacionals a Barcelona. Retrieved 2011-01-29. 
  2. ^ "Un gouvernement d'union nationale est en place en Tunisie". Le Devoir. 2011-01-17. Retrieved 2011-01-29. 
  3. ^ "Higher Political Reform Commission's keenness to lend receptive ear to all social components". Tunisia Online News. 2011-01-29. 
  4. ^ "En Tunisie, le nouvel exécutif prépare les élections". LeMonde.fr. 2011-01-17. Retrieved 2011-01-26. 
  5. ^ "http://www.worldleaders.columbia.edu/participants/yadh-ben-achour".  External link in |title= (help)