Abdelbasset Ben Hassen of the Arab Institute of Human Rights tells Thomson Reuters Foundation about the political reform in Tunisia after the Jasmine Revolution in 2011.

In pre-revolution Tunisia, people viewed the law as a tool used by the autocratic government of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali to oppress them. It was feared and mistrusted.

This is no longer the case, according to Abdelbasset Ben Hassen, one of the people who helped draft Tunisia’s new electoral law. He said that after a popular uprising ousted the government and its leader nearly two years ago, law is now at the heart of debates and action in the country.

Reportage: Maria Caspani
Editing: Shanshan Chen

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