TIMEP Brief: Industrial Licensing Law

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/reports-briefings/timep-brief-industrial-licensing-law/ Summary: The Industrial Licensing Law mandates that the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) respond to a request by a business for licensing within 30 days of the request being filed or the request will be considered granted. Licenses...

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TIMEP Brief: Press Freedom in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/reports-briefings/timep-briefs/timep-brief-press-freedom-in-egypt/ Egypt today is among the world’s worst offenders against press freedom. While Egypt’s current constitution enshrines a free press, bans censorship, and ensures press independence, these rights are not protected in practice. The...

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TIMEP Brief: VAT Law

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/reports-briefings/timep-brief-vat-law/ The VAT Law replaced the existing 10 percent sales tax with a new VAT. The rate was initially set at 13 percent, and increased to 14 percent in July 2017, the start of the fiscal year following the law’s ratification. Although the VAT Law

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TIMEP Brief: Egypt’s 2019 Constitutional Referendum

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/reports-briefings/egypts-2019-constitutional-referendum/ Following parliamentary approval of a broad package of constitutional amendments that expand the authority of the executive branch and military at the expense of the independence of the judicial and legislative branches, Egyptians voted...

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TIMEP Brief: 2019 Constitutional Amendments

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/reports-briefings/timep-brief-2019-constitutional-amendments/ Background: On April 16, 2019, 531 members of Egypt’s House of Representatives voted to approve a set of constitutional amendments to the country’s 2014 constitution. The amendments will next be voted on in a...

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Probation as Compounded Punishment in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Yasmin Omar and Mai El-Sadany Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/probation-as-compounded-punishment-in-egypt/ This week, officers went into the Dokki Police Station and threatened to send Egyptian activist and blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah back to jail if he did not stop talking about the conditions of his probation...

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TIMEP Brief: Investment Law

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/reports-briefings/timep-brief-investment-law/ The Investment Law promotes remote and underdeveloped regions by offering tax breaks of up to 50 percent for investments in these areas, though companies are only eligible for the tax breaks if they are established within a three-year period of the...

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Egypt’s Constitutional Amendments: A Nail in the Coffin of Political Pluralism

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Yasmin Omar Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/egypts-constitutional-amendments-a-nail-in-the-coffin-of-political-pluralism/ The Egyptian government is currently in the midst of amending its constitution, with grave consequences for the short-lived political pluralism that blossomed in the wake of the 2011...

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TIMEP Brief: Terrorist Entities Law

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/reports-briefings/timep-brief-terrorist-entities-law/ The Terrorist Entities Law authorizes the public prosecution to issue both a Terrorist List and a Terrorist Entities List, under which individuals and organizations can be designated as a result of a previous court verdict or as a result of...

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Infographic: Reparations in the Wake of Egypt’s Revolution

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/transitional-justice-project/infographic-reparations/ Less than six months after January 25, 2011, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces created a health and social welfare fund to provide reparations for individuals injured by or killed in the events of the January 25 Revolution. The fund...

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Joint Stakeholder Submission to the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review – EGYPT

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP and The Law Society of England & Wales Original Link: https://timep.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/UPR-Egypt.pdf As part of a commitment to producing knowledge and analysis on the policies implicating the rule of law in the Middle East, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) and the Law Society

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Doubling Down on Dictatorship

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Timothy E. Kaldas Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/doubling-down-on-dictatorship/ In one of the least surprising political developments in Egypt since 2013, President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi’s allies are moving to amend Egypt’s constitution so that he can continue to rule the country until 2034. Since deposing...

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