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Institutional Reform

In keeping with the growing dynamics of reform before and after the wave of transitions in the Arab region, many countries engaged in an effort to reform their existing institutions and to establish new bodies. Apart from state institutions, the reform extends to various types of legislation, including constitutions, laws, decrees, orders...etc. KADEM’s contribution consists in providing expertise and know-how, from the region and beyond, to help decision-makers in this process and accompany all phases of reform.

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KADEM supports the process of constitutional reform in Tunisia through a number of initiatives targeting a wide array of stakeholders, including elected representatives, parliament administration, civil society and the media.

Capacity-building and openness to international experiences are combined with innovative initiatives to enhance civil society contribution to the constitutional process.

Having adopted its new Constitution, Tunisia has started to reform its outdated but still existing laws, in order to bring them in line with the provisions of the new Constitution and the treaties recently ratified by the country, especially in terms of democracy and human rights.

Given the importance of this task, KADEM helps legislators in identifying these laws and suggesting the adequate reforms, as part of a participatory approach. The support and expertise of international partners, national experts and national stakeholders guarantee the success of this process. 

Human rights promotion is crucial during periods of transition.  Accordingly, governments need to shift toward a new democratic system respectful of human rights.

KADEM supports decision-makers in this process, by suggesting the needed reforms to be made to the existing system, as part of a participatory and consultative approach.

One of the project’s aims is to trigger a national debate on the deep institutional reforms to be introduced into the human rights system.

In addition to its past and ongoing programs, KADEM occasionally implements small-scale activities related to transition processes in different countries, with the aim of developing them into full-scale projects.

KADEM is a technical, non-governmental regional organization specialized in knowledge transfer, expertise-sharing and capacity-building in the field of democratic transition.  It is founded on the principle of partnership among organizations and experts across the Arab region and beyond.KADEM was set up in Amman, Jordan, in June 2006. Following the Revolution in Tunisia, KADEM was registered in July 2011 as an association subject to Tunisian law.

KADEM seeks to enhance the contribution of Arab civil societies to democratic transition processes, thereby strengthening the foundations of national sovereignty, and promoting good governance based on social justice, economic development, gender equality, and broad popular participation in decision-making, as well as on the principles of rule of law, transparency, protection of human rights and individual/public freedoms, and peaceful alternation of power.

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