Tunisia 1959 Constitution (reviewed 2008)

Chapter IV. The Judicial Power

Article 64.

Judgments are rendered in the name of the People and carried out in the name of the President of the Republic.

Article 65.

The judicial authority is independent. In exercising their functions, judges are subject only to the authority of the law.

Article 66.

Judges are appointed by Presidential decree on the recommendation of the Higher Magistracy Council. The modalities of their recruitment are set by law.

Article 67.

The Higher Magistracy Council, whose composition and powers are defined by law, ensures respect of the guarantee granted to judges regarding appointment, promotion, transfer and discipline.

Chapter V. The High Court

Article 68.

The High Court meets in case of high treason committed by a member of the government. The jurisdiction and composition of the High Court, and the procedures applicable before it, are specified by law.

Chapter VI. The State Council

Article 69.

The State Council is composed of two bodies:

  1. The Administrative Court
  2. The Audit Office.

The organization of the State Council and its two bodies are set by law, as are the jurisdiction of these bodies and the procedures applicable before them.

Chapter VII. The Economic and Social Council

Article 70.

The Economic and Social Council is an advisory body regarding economic and social matters. Its composition and relations with the Chamber of Deputies and the Chamber of Advisors are determined by law.

Chapter VIII. Local Authorities

Article 71.

Municipal councils, regional councils and the structures to which the law gives the quality of local authority, manage local affairs according to the terms set by law.