Tunisia/ 5.1 General legislation  

5.1.2 Division of jurisdiction

Based on the "little Constitution" and with regard to the cultural sector in this organic law, it was recognized that texts associated with the general principles of culture sector would be adopted as  laws and that would take the form of "organic laws texts related to the regulation of media , the press and publishing, as well as texts related to the regulation of fundamental freedoms and human rights” . Currently there are discussions to determine the position of cultural rights and freedom of expression in the new Constitution text. Legislative powers stayed within the scope of NCA.

The Minister of Culture as a representative of the Executive Authority and the attributions of the Ministry of Culture remains within the Ministry's executive authority through the Government Presidency (replaced the former Prime Ministry).

At the regional level, regional authorities (governors) and mayors benefit from a regional authority within the scope of their attributions. Both authorities are administratively under the supervision of the Ministry of Interior and Regional Development, whereas the governor plays the political role as a representative of the republic in governorate territory.

The regional delegations for culture implement the decisions of the central authority (Ministry) in coordination with the local authorities’ decisions. 

Chapter published: 05-05-2015