Lawyer, member of parliament, and an emblematic figure of the tunisian civil society, who has worked extensively on questions of human and women rights (co-founder and president of the Tunisian Association of Democratic Women, founder of the Tunisian section of Amnesty International, etc.). She was also an elected member of the constituent assembly which wrote the Tunisian second republic’s constitution of 2011.
After having taught English literature at the university, Dora BOUCHOUCHA founded in 1992 the “Atelier des Projets des JCC”, and two years later launched her own production company specialized in documentaries, short and feature films. In 1997, she founds a non-profit that aims to train African and Arab authors. She directed the Cinematic Days of Carthage festival in 2008, 2010 and 2014. At the same time, she presided in France between 2010 and 2013 two cinema production aid commissions: Fonds Sud Cinéma and Aide aux Cinémas du Monde. She is also the pedagogy supervisor of many African and Arab producer training programs. Dora is one of the 100 most influential African personalities and is the only Tunisian in that ranking.
Professor of History of the Islamic thought at many Tunisian institutions (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Tunis, Faculté des Lettres et Sciences Humaines de Tunis, Faculté des Lettres de l’Université de la Manouba). Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of Tunis, member of the Economic and Social Committee, he was also the holder of the UNESCO compared religions chair from 1999-2003. Research fellow at “Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin” (1999-2000), member of the high-level commission for the realization of the revolution’s objectives, political reform, and democratic transition (2011), member of the Beit-al-Hikma Academy (2012-2016), he is since 2016 the president of the said academy. He is a visiting professor at many universities across Europe, America and the Arab World, and author of numerous articles and books around classical and contemporary Islamic thought.
Professor at the University of Carthage, where he teaches international law, law philosophy, human rights and compared constitutional law. From 2001 to 2013, he led the research laboratory “EU Law and Maghreb-Europe relations”.
He is the author, among other things, of Éléments d’histoire de la philosophie du droit, (T. I, La nature, la Révélation et le Droit, Tunis 1993 ; T. II, La modernité, l’État et le Droit, Tunis 1999). He published, in association with Ali Mezghani, Writings on Law and Modernity (Tunis, 1994, in Arabic). He is also the author of a History of the Jus Gentium edited by Pedone (Paris, 2004, in French), a pamphlet titled Islam, the thinkable and the possible edited by Le Fennec (Casablanca, 2005, French). He co-leads with Rafaâ Ben Achour since 1994 the collection “Rencontres Internationales de la Faculté des sciences juridiques, politiques et sociales de Tunis”; eight volumes have been published by Pedone editions. He was a member of the experts’ panel of the high-level commission for the realization of the revolution’s objectives, political reform, and democratic transition (2011), president of the sub-commission for public freedoms. He is a member of the national council of medical ethics, president of the Tunisian association of constitutional law and member of the scientific council of the International Academy of Constitutional Law.
Ph.D. in Anthropology, academic, and international expert in strategy and advocacy with the United Nations.
He teaches in many universities across the world (Loyola University of Chicago, Ecole Politique de Tunis, l’Ecole supérieure d’Economie Numérique de Manouba, Christ Church University, Ecole d’Etat Major, Ecole Supérieure de Guerre) He is the author of multiple anthropological volumes about the question of power, translated into 5 languages in more than 20 countries.
Writer, specialized of integrist movements and politico-religious phenomena in the Arab-Mediterranean world. A former journalist, he actively advocates for the respect of human rights. Former vice-president of the Tunisian League for Human Rights, he is also the founder of the El-Jahedh forum, a non-profit created in 1990 to “promote an innovative arabo-Islamic thinking and consolidate the national identity” Slaheddine Jourchi was also president of the National Civil Council.
Professor of Public Law at the University of Carthage. She also teaches at the Tunis Faculty of Law, Political and Social Sciences of Tunis. Author of a thesis titled “International law in the face of bioethics” (published in France in 2009), as well as of many articles related to human rights, constitutional law, and international law. She is the secretary general of the Tunisian association of constitutional law, executive secretary of the international academy of constitutional law, member of the scientific council of the Tunis Faculty of Law, and member of the ethics committee at the Tunis Pasteur Institute. Salwa Hamrouni is also a human rights consultant for multiple national and international organizations such as UNESCO, UNDP, ASF, RSF… She is a former member of the redaction commission of the draft proposition relative to the constitutional court.
Ph.D. in anthropology at the René-Descartes, Paris V La Sorbonne University. She is the director of the chair of religious anthropology at the Higher Institute of Theology, director of the center for pedagogical innovation at the Zitouna University, and was chief of the Islamic Civilization department at the Higher Institute of Theology from 2008 to 2011. She is responsible of the Scientific Journal for the Higher Institute of Theology, “Ettanwir”.