In this assessment report, ILAC reviews the status of the management and administration of the lower courts and tribunals of the judicial power of the Tunisian Government from a variety of institutional perspectives.

The assessment particularly covers the following key sections:

  • A brief historical overview of the development of the rule of law in Tunisia
  • The management and organisational framework of Tunisia’s lower courts and tribunals
  • Data on annual numbers of pending cases, new cases fled, and cases disposed of during a five-year time frame
  • The administration and allocation of human resources in Tunisia’s lower courts and tribunals, with an analysis of the Ministry’s role
  • Processes and procedures relating to the administration and security of court case files
  • The history of progress in Tunisia’s courts and tribunals of deploying functional automated solutions to ease the burden of recording case information
  • The condition and suitability of court facilities and access by magistrates to courtrooms for conducting hearings
  • The resource issues that confront the lower courts and tribunal, as well as, the Ministry of Justice and the High Judicial Institute
  • The inadequacy of the education and training programs, both at the entry-level and the continuing professional level for magistrates and for clerks
  • Operating and administrative directions and guidance for the incorporation of laws and regulations into a system of flexible policies