(MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly)Labor unions lawyers and human rights activists claim award for 'decisive contribution' to building Tunisian democracy
A group of Tunisian trade unions lawyers and human rights activists have won the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize.
A collection of civil-society groups dubbed the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet won the accolade on Friday for what organizers described as “its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011”.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee said the quartet was instrumental in enabling Tunisia “to establish a constitutional system of government guaranteeing fundamental rights for the entire population irrespective of gender political conviction or religious belief”.
Four key bodies in Tunisian civil society make up the quartet: the Tunisian General Labour Union; the Tunisian Confederation of Industry Trade and Handicrafts; the Tunisian Human Rights League; and the Tunisian Order of Lawyers.