Promotion of good governance: fight against corruption, money-laundering and terrorism (SNAC 2 - Tunisia)
On 4 February 2015 the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers adopted the Neighbourhood cooperation objectives with Tunisia for 2015-2017, which were developed based on close consultations between the Tunisian authorities and the Council of Europe. These objectives establish the overarching framework of bilateral cooperation between the Council of Europe and Tunisia and include the following:
- To consolidate the achievements of the co-operation implemented since 2012 through the “Neighbourhood Co-operation Priorities with Tunisia 2012-2014” and to initiate new areas of co-operation in line with national reform priorities, based on the demand-driven approach, in the fields of expertise of the Council of Europe.
- To continue the efforts made to facilitate the creation of a common legal area between Europe and Tunisia, encouraging the authorities to bring Tunisian legislation into line with European and international standards and to ratify the Council of Europe conventions open to non-member States, with due regard for the procedures set out in the relevant conventions.
- To provide support to the development and to the effective implementation of new legislation in accordance with European and other international standards, according to the identified needs;
- To provide support to the setting-up and to the effective functioning of human rights institutions and new governance structures;
- To consolidate Tunisia’s presence in Council of Europe’s instances of which it is already a member or observer (Venice Commission, the European Pharmacopoeia, the Pompidou Group’s MedNet network) and to encourage country’s participation in other Council of Europe structures, according to the identified needs.
In order to implement the abovementioned objectives the Council of Europe has commenced the implementation of the Programme “Towards Strengthened Democratic Governance in the Southern Mediterranean (South Programme II)”, building on the outcomes and achievements of the 1st phase of the South Programme implemented in 2012-2014. The geographical scope of the Programme covers cooperation with countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, but in particular Tunisia, Morocco and Jordan, who will act as the main beneficiaries.
The Programme serves as the overarching framework for Council of Europe cooperation with Tunisia in the following three priority areas: i) human rights; ii) rule of law and iii) democracy. The “rule of law” area includes a significant component on “Combating corruption, money laundering and terrorism”, which will be implemented as one of the Programme’s components in the form of a separate Project.
The Steering Committee of the South Programme II took place in Tunisia in order to take stock of three years of cooperation between the Council of Europe and Tunisia in a broad range of areas, including the fight against corruption and economic crime. The results of CoE engagement in the...
On 31 January 2017, the assessment report of the Tunisian legislative and institutional anti-corruption framework has been discussed in a plenary meeting in Tunis between CoE experts and Tunisian authorities. The conclusions of the report have then been officially presented during a high-level...
In the framework of the SNAC 2 project, the Council of Europe organised a basic training on forensic accounting in Tunis, on 26 January 2017. The training was mainly addressed to INLUCC investigators and was attended also by inspectors from the General Control of Public Services, the General...