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Ayoub Ghedamsi

Ayoub Ghedamsi

HRD, Lawyer, Member
Tunisian League for the Defence of Human Rights (LTDH)

Ayoub Ghedamsi is a Tunisian human rights defender and human rights lawyer. He is a member of the Tunisian League for the Defence of Human Rights (LTDH). As a lawyer, Ayoub Ghedamsi has defended multiple human rights defenders and human rights organisations. He mainly works on cases related to police violence and torture.


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.