Egypt’s Taming of Judiciary: The Case of the SCJB

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Abbas Qabbari Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypts-taming-of-judiciary-the-case-of-the-scjb/ Judicial customs have settled on formation of boards of directors for judicial bodies and agencies, with multiple powers and burdens, based on laws acquired by the judiciary from various regimes. Contrary to these established custom, the...

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Egypt’s parliament strikes back on the budget

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/special-briefing-egypts-parliament-strikes-back-budget#mabrouk Egypt’s Parliament can usually be counted upon to be, if not precisely malleable, at least fairly cooperative. The June 19session, when Minister of Finance Mohamed Maait presented the 2022/2023 budget, was a stark departure from...

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Egypt and the Allure of Military Power

Source: Wilson Center Author(s): Marina Ottaway Original Link: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/egypt-and-allure-military-power Since the 2013 military coup d’état brought President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to power, Egypt has been building up its military, purchasing weapons at an increased rate and diversifying their sources. Read more at original link

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Egypt: Prisoner’s right to complain bet. Mandella Rules and domestic laws

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Sherif Hilali Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-prisoners-right-to-complain-bet-mandella-rules-and-domestic-laws/ The UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, known as the Nelson Mandela Rules, affirm the prisoners’ right to be provided with information as well as their right to file complaints, as stated in rules...

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Understanding Egypt’s Economic Troubles

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): The Big Pharaoh Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/understanding-egypts-economic-troubles/ The line at the cashier check-out of a discount department store was long, with restless customers standing in line. A lady was holding up the queue: money in hand, she was trying to match the grocery bill. “This has to go...

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Egypt: The need for effective judicial oversight of prisons

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Sherif Hilali Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-the-need-for-effective-judicial-oversight-of-prisons/ Violation of prisoners’ rights pervades Egyptian prisons and detention centers, where there is no real oversight by the Public Prosecution and Judiciary over the prisons administration. Read more at original link

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Insurgency in Sinai: Challenges and Prospects

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil Al-Anani Original Link: https://arabcenterdc.org/resource/insurgency-in-sinai-challenges-and-prospects/ In May 2022, at least 16 Egyptian troops were killed in two separate attacks in the Sinai Peninsula. The attacks were claimed by Wilayat Sinai or Sinai Province (SP), Egypt’s branch of the so-called Islamic State (IS), which has been...

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Egypt’s Next IMF Loan: How to Avoid the Failures of the Past Six Years

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Timothy E. Kaldas Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/egypts-next-imf-loan-how-to-avoid-the-failures-of-the-past-six-years/ In 2016, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) lent Egypt $12 billion, launching a program of economic reform and austerity. Six years later, Egypt is returning to the lender of last resort...

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Egypt national security & army involvement in politics and economy

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Yehia Mohamed Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-national-security-army-involvement-in-politics-and-economy/ Under Sisi, the army has focused on consolidation of its strong position and absolute control of almost everything in Egypt. To achieve this goal, it has adopted several strategies, including allocation of a...

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For Egypt, the crisis could be upon us

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Alessia Melcangi Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/it/pubblicazione/legitto-la-crisi-potrebbe-essere-alle-porte-35272 The war between Russia and Ukraine, in addition to having a significant impact in Europe, risks overwhelming the already fragile economic and political situation of the Middle Eastern...

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Egypt national security & counterterrorism as a pretext for abuses

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Yehia Mohamed Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-national-security-counterterrorism-as-a-pretext-for-abuses/ In 1994, the United Nations Development Program addressed the concept of security, stating that it had been narrowly interpreted for decades; where it was primarily viewed as a state-centered concept, not caring much about the...

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Egypt’s Remilitarized Sinai Is a Future Powder Keg

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): David Schenker Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/egypts-remilitarized-sinai-future-powder-keg Cairo needs to hear from Israel, the United States, and the Multinational Force & Observers that its security violations erode the Egypt-Israel peace. Read more at original link

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