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Héla Boujneh

Héla Boujneh

HRD, Coordinator
Association for the Defence of Human Rights

Héla Boujneh is a human rights defender and a member of the regional committee that led the national dialogue on transitional justice in Sousse. She is Coordinator of the Association for the Defence of Human Rights. She is also a member of Active Generation, a digital global network of youth focused on democratic participation and social progress.

Following the ousting of President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali as a result of the historic protests in 2011, the situation for human rights defenders (HRDs) in Tunisia began to improve substantially. In particular the lifting of legal impediments to the work of human rights defenders and progress in the adoption of human rights legislation have been significant. Numerous HRDs who had been persecuted by the Ben Ali's regime found opportunities for viable political participation including, notably, Moncef Marzouki who was elected interim President.