Book lauch « Transitional justice in process: plans and politics in Tunisia »


Book launch co-organized by the Merian Centre for Advanced Studies in the Maghreb (MECAM) and Columbia Global Centers | Tunis: « Transitional justice in process: plans and politics in Tunisia » by Dr. Mariam Salehi is the first book to comprehensively study the Tunisian transitional justice process. After the fall of the Ben Ali regime in 2011, Tunisia swiftly began dealing with its authoritarian past and initiated a comprehensive transitional justice process, with the Truth and Dignity Commission as its central institution. However, instead of bringing about peace and justice, transitional justice soon became an arena of contention. Through a process lens, the book explores why and how the transitional justice process evolved, and explains how it relates to the country’s political transition. The book will be discussed by Dr. Khaled Kchir.

Dr. Mariam Salehi is invited from Germany for a week at MECAM in Tunis as a visiting scholar.



Speaker: Dr. Mariam Salehi heads the junior research group ’Transnational Conflicts’ at the INTERACT Center for Interdisciplinary Peace and Conflict Research at Freie Universität Berlin. Previously, she was A.SK Social Science Fellow at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center and worked at the University of Marburg. Her PhD thesis on the Tunisian transitional justice process won the 2019 dissertation award of the German Middle East Studies Association.

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Khaled Kchir is Professor of Medieval History at the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of the University of Tunis and one of the two directors of MECAM. He has directed the Laboratory of the Medieval Arab-Islamic World since 2013. He works on the transmission of knowledge in the Middle Ages. He is developing his research on the work of Ibn Khaldun. He teaches history, codicology and diplomacy. He has indexed 600 entries in the Fawât al-Wafayât of Ibn Shâkir al-Kutubî for the Onomasticon Arabicum (IRHT/CNRS). His latest work concerns the Berbers and then the Persians as seen by Ibn Khaldun. For two terms, he was successively member of the Council of the University of Tunis (2014-2017), then vice-president of the university (2017-2020).

Date: on Friday November 4th 2022 17PM – 18:30PM

The conference will be held in French at the premises of MECAM, c/o ISEAHT, 27, rue Florian – Borj Zouara (Bab Saadoun), Tunis, and online with Zoom.

Link Zoom : Click here

Meeting-ID: 852 8489 4170

Kenncode: 797147



Nov 04 2022


17h00 - 20h30

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