Right to Housing in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/reports-briefings/timep-brief-right-to-housing-in-egypt/ The right to housing in Egypt has been marred by issues of access to adequate housing, with at least , as well as forced eviction, at the hands of both the government and other citizens. Reports of inadequate access to services in areas...

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Al-Azhar’s Role in Freedom of Belief in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Islam Barakat Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/al-azhars-role-in-freedom-of-belief-in-egypt/ “Today, there is no freedom, especially the freedom of religion. The Ministry of Religious Endowments will not allow unlicensed preachers to give sermons at mosques. We are the sole competent authority to decide on this...

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How Egypt Deals with Informal Areas

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Mohammed Ezz Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/how-egypt-deals-with-informal-areas/ Established by presidential decree in late 2008, Egypt’s Informal Settlements Development Fund (ISDF) has come to the forefront in spearheading efforts to eliminate so-called “slums” or “informal settlements.” Since its creation...

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Sinai Tribes in Egypt’s War on Terror

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/reports-briefings/timep-brief-sinai-tribes-in-egypts-war-on-terror/ Egypt’s war on terror has intersected in many ways with the engagement of Sinai’s Bedouin tribespeople, who number about 250,000 in the region: Bedouin have been not only the victims and perpetrators of terror violence...

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Five Years of Egypt’s War on Terror

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/esw/five-years-of-egypts-war-on-terror/ On July 24, 2013, then-Defense Minister Abdel-Fattah El Sisi asked for a popular mandate to fight terrorism, marking the declaration of “war on terror” that has lasted five years. The war on terror has been used to justify a wide range of activity

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Egypt’s Authorities Co-opt Transitional Justice in New Draft Law

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Mai El-Sadany Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/egypts-authorities-co-opt-transitional-justice-in-new-draft-law/ In a country in which transitional justice has been scoffed at as a secondary concern and in which the legislature has failed to pass a transitional justice law despite a constitutional requirement to do so...

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Egypt’s New Media Regulations: Legislating State Control Over Information

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author: Mai El-Sadany Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/egypts-new-media-regulations-legislating-state-control-over-information/ Nearly one and a half years after Egypt’s parliament voted on legislation to create three new media regulators, the country’s legislative body had been expected to pass a law to more broadly govern the...

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Expert Q&A on Egypt’s Price Hikes

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/expert-qa-on-egypts-price-hikes/ Over the past two months, Egypt has raised the price of the Cairo Metro, electricity, water, and fuel. Metro users will pay a base fare of 3 Egyptian pounds (LE) and as much as LE7, depending on the number of stops, from a

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Egypt’s Party Consolidation and the Stifling of Pluralism

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Policy Author(s): Tim Deedy Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/egypts-party-consolidation-and-the-stifling-of-pluralism/ When Egypt held its parliamentary elections in fall 2015, a mere 26.5 percent of eligible voters participated in the election. Egyptians seemed apathetic about the vote: the parties lacked familiarity and did not...

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From Community Participation to Forced Eviction in the Maspero Triangle

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Omnia Khalil Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/from-community-participation-to-forced-eviction-in-the-maspero-triangle/ Early one morning during Ramadan in September 2008, a mass of rock collapsed in the Cairo neighborhood of Dewe’a, leaving more than 130 people dead under the rubble. The devastation was such that the...

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TIMEP Brief: Freedom of Association

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://timep.org/special-reports/timep-brief-freedom-of-association/ Egypt severely restricts freedom of association, despite the protections of the right in the constitution, with court cases targeting prominent rights defenders, wide-ranging travel bans and asset freezes, bureaucratic hurdles to organization...

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What Egypt’s FY18 Aid Package Means for Egypt-U.S. Relations

Source: The Tahrir Institute Author(s): Amr Kotb Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/what-egypts-fy18-aid-package-means-for-egypt-u-s-relations/ U.S. President Donald Trump signed on March 23 the legislation that determines Egypt’s foreign assistance package for fiscal year 2018, marking the end to a tumultuous year in the government’s budget appropriations process. While budget...

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