Sunday, 20 February 2011

'The future is in our hands'

For the next few days I will be in Tunisia.

I am going there as part of a fact finding delegation that includes Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn, London Assembly member Murad Qureshi, and Guardian journalist Jonathan Steele.

The purpose of the visit is to meet with senior members of the ‘UGTT’ – Union Generale des Travailleurs; the Tunisan Bar Association; members of the 14th January Coalition – the principal 10 political parties of Tunisia; Senior Government Officials, members of the Tunisian Human Rights League (Ligue Tunisienne de defense des droits de L’Homme); and those engaged in the struggle to democratise Tunisian society.

We will also be exploring mechanisms for cooperation between the UK and Tunisian civil society.

I hope to try and keep this blog updated and will be writing a full account when I come back.