Legal Guide: Effective Communication Between the Lawyer and Defendant in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy

Author(s): Adel Ramadan

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The relationship between the lawyer and his or her client is central to the functioning of the legal system. At every stage, from interrogation to sentencing, this relationship plays a determinative role in a client’s access to a fair trial. 

In recent years in Egypt and amid a crackdown on the practice of law, factors affecting judicial and prosecutorial entities, and deteriorating access to legal education, the role and duties of the lawyer have been called into question. It is in this context that the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) releases “Effective Communication between the Lawyer and Defendant and the Right to a Fair Trial: A Guide for Lawyers in Egypt,” authored by human rights lawyer and legal researcher Adel Ramadan. 

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