Tunisia: Overbroad terrorism offences undermine children rights, says UN Committee

On 11 June, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child adopted its concluding observations on Tunisia’s implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Committee expressed concern that the very broad definition of terrorist acts adopted by Tunisia may have adverse consequences for the protection of children’s rights and may lead to violations.

Specifically, the Committee recommended that Tunisia formulate and adopt a more precise definition of terrorist acts and ensure that persons under 18 years are not held accountable, detained or prosecuted under anti-terrorism laws.

(H/T ICJ)

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