In order to ensure the protection or reinforcement of human rights respect and the rule of law, the questions of access to an independent judiciary and needed legislative reforms to safeguard human rights are crucial. Following the Arab uprisings, which saw the fall of several of the authoritarian rulers, there is now a window of opportunity to address transitional justice. This is crucial to tackle past human rights abuses and to set up systems to prevent them from occurring again – the judicial system being a very important institution in this regard.
Working languages of this Working Group are English and French. Michel Tubiana and Wadih Al-Asmar are both political referents.