Lawyering for Change: Q&A with Ahmed Ezzat on Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy

Author(s): TIMEP

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Across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, lawyers work to support those organizing on-the-ground; to mobilize the legal community; and to bring about systemic change. In Lawyering for Change, TIMEP’s Legal Unit conducts a series of interviews with lawyers, legal practitioners, and academics who explore the roles that lawyers have played throughout the region’s protest movements and revolutions over the last decade.

In this Q&A on Egypt, the Legal Unit speaks to Egyptian lawyer Ahmed Ezzat, who is currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Cambridge and formerly researcher at Amnesty International and co-founder of the Cairo-based Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression.

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