Tunisia’s Freedoms: Al-Sabsi is like Ghannouchi! Sobhi Hadidi
A person who contemplates the current Tunisian scene with minimal objectivity can enter the report of the Committee on Individual Liberties and Equality, especially the hot debate on women’s equality in inheritance, from a special or unusual angle: the recent municipal elections and their political and social implications In terms of organization, participation or results.
The most important indicator is that the independents outnumbered the candidates of the two major parties, the Tunis Appeal and the Renaissance, and that the latter party outweighs the party of the President and the Prime Minister in elections that are not about politics and politics but about municipalities, services and living affairs, Between the official and the citizen. This is in addition to the second important indicator, the reluctance of people to go to the polls, not exceeding 33.7%.
In other words, the Tunisian today in the valley is suffocated by the problems of the economy, unemployment and inflation; politicians and the people of government, at different positions, in another valley where the clamor of partisan divisions and the struggle of the elites, . This does not detract from the importance of the reform and reform proposals recommended by the Commission, especially in the fields of public rights, such as the abolition of the death penalty, the criminalization of discrimination and torture, the violation of the presumption of innocence, the lifting of religious restrictions on civil rights and the protection of privacy; The abolition of censorship on the production of works of art, the regulation of the acquisition of nationality, as well as those concerning women, in terms of the jurisdiction and custody of children, the abolition of equipment, the abolition of the head of the family, and the marriage of non-Tunisian …
The debate, however, focuses more on the question of the inheritance of women, and is it permissible for the positive law to transcend the religious text, regardless of the difference in its interpretation? It also suggests that the Committee, by stressing that “the Tunisian legal system is a civil order rather than a religious system” , Although the first chapter of the Constitution stressed that Tunisia is a state of «Islam religion». It was natural, it goes without saying, that the debate should take the form of election propaganda for the presidency and the “Tunis appeal” at the gates of the 2019 elections; and that the “Renaissance” should move it to popular opposition sites, or populist in some examples.
It is becoming increasingly clear every day that the presidential party is reassured about the investment prospects of the debate, turning it into a legal and ideological gain, and a historical precedent in our geographical and civilized environment, as the Committee stated in its introduction. The rest of the countries we share the same affiliation ». As for the Renaissance, it is reassuring, in turn, that the great constants stipulated in Qur’anic verses, prophetic traditions and jurisprudential jurisprudence of the continent will not touch the essence: not when it is discussed by the Tunisian People’s Assembly; The Commission itself did not dare to recommend the total elimination of genetic discrimination between male and female, and allowed the law to regulate a complex series of consensual forms of conciliation between the parties!
In some ways, because the margins of the argument have narrowed to the interpretation of the religious text (as in the use of the famous reading by the Islamic thinker Muhammad Shahrour, in the Qur’anic verse “for the male as the luck of the two females”), and not the application of the law In the inheritance, as in the case of modern-day laws), the arena of argumentation has become a superficial formality that does not violate the depth, and is limited to a “modern” and “traditional” group, which has descended to the level of alternation rather than dialogue and interaction.
Thus, the al-Sibsi like the fortune of Rashid al-Ghannouchi, in terms of employing 233 pages of a report intended to the right, and get rid of it is void!
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