Minister of Justice and Human Rights Bechir Tekkari of Tunisia

Tekkari said the Tunisian government attaches great importance to bilateral friendly ties, and expressed thanks for China's support for Tunisia as the host of the summit, welcoming China to the summit.
Chairing the closing of this session, held by the Arab Legal and Judicial Studies Centre stemming from the Arab Justice Ministers' Council in association with the International Red Cross Committee, justice and human rights minister Bchir Tekkari said the organisation of this meeting falls in line with the implementation of the Arab strategy in matters of enforcement of international humanitarian law.
efforts to bolster cooperation in the judicial field.
At the end of last week, Minister of Justice and Human Rights Bechir Tekkari said during a party meeting in Sfax that his ministry was ready to start dialogue with the National Bar Association "within the framework of the rules of the on-going debate.
We regret this incident," Justice and Human Rights Minister Bechir Tekkari said at a news conference, a day after violent protests left one dead and several injured.
Tekkari denied police had plundered buildings in Redeyef, saying an inquiry was underway to find those responsible for the unrest.
Tekkari said that Tunisia regularly and voluntarily submits human rights reports to the United Nations, and that there is an international consensus in the International Commission on Human Rights that what has been achieved in Tunisia is almost flawless.
Sitting in his office near the Palais de Justice in Kasbah, the heart of Tunis, the Tunisian Justice Minister Bechir Tekkari was unable to hide his frustration with Britain for refusing to extradite Mohamed Ali Harrath.
frustration with Britain for refusing to extradite Mohamed Ali Harrath.
Tekkari said that among the most important measures implemented in Tunisia were the decision to welcome Special Rapporteurs, both from the United Nations Human Rights Council and its African equivalent; the withdrawal of reservations regarding the Convention on the Rights of the Child; the decision to implement the de facto abolition of the death penalty; and the country’s increased cooperation with human rights organizations, including its invitation to Human Rights Watch.
TEKKARI said that of the 345cases examined, 66 per cent, or 236 cases, had been resolved.
Tekkari said his country had been -- and continued to be -- a victim of terrorist attacks.
Tekkari said that Tunisia supported the noble values enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.