UN rights review roundly criticizes Egypt over prison conditions, civil society violations, discrimination

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Madamasr Original Link:  https://madamasr.com/en/2019/11/18/news/u/un-rights-review-roundly-criticizes-egypt-over-prison-conditions-civil-society-violations-discrimination/ Despite intensive lobbying to stem criticism of Egypt’s track record on civil liberties and the conditions of civil society, United Nations member states issued 372 recommendations to...

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In wake of government crackdown, Egypt lobbies for support ahead of major UN human rights review

Source: Madamasr Author(s):  Asmahan Soliman and Mostafa Mohie Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2019/11/11/feature/politics/in-wake-of-government-crackdown-egypt-lobbies-for-support-ahead-of-major-un-human-rights-review/ Egypt is “fully prepared” to face all the accusations it expects will be brought against it at the Universal Periodic Review session scheduled to be held at the United...

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Social Protection and Vulnerability in Egypt: A Gendered Analysis

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s): Irène Selwaness and Maye Ehab Original Link:  http://erf.org.eg/publications/social-protection-and-vulnerability-in-egypt-a-gendered-analysis/ This paper presents a comprehensive review of the state of social protection in Egypt using data from the Egypt Labor Market Panel Surveys of 1998, 2006, 2012 and 2018. First, we focus on issues of social...

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Internal versus International Migration in Egypt: Together or Far Apart

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s): Anda David, Nelly El-Mallakh and Jackline Wahba Original Link:  http://erf.org.eg/publications/internal-versus-international-migration-in-egypt-together-or-far-apart/ This paper examines the relationship between internal, international, and return migration in Egypt. Using the Egypt Labor Market Panel Survey (ELMPS), this paper documents the evolution...

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Egypt After the 2011 Revolution: Divisions in Postprotest Pathways

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Hafsa Halawa Original Link: https://carnegieeurope.eu/2019/10/24/egypt-after-2011-revolution-divisions-in-postprotest-pathways-pub-80141 Much has been written about Egypt’s revolution in 2011. Given that the military retook power only two years later in June 2013, the widespread view is that this revolution failed utterly. However, the protests of 2011 and 2013 left...

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Egypt’s latest protests are an alarm bell for Sisi

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Alessia Melcangi and Giuseppe Dentice Original Link:  https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/egypts-latest-protests-are-an-alarm-bell-for-sisi/ Egypt seems to be getting back to normal after a number of demonstrations against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi that began on September 20. This may be the consequence of the zero-tolerance approach...

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The Protests in Egypt: A Wake-Up Call?

Source: The Institute for National Security Studies Author(s): Ofir Winter and Doron Ella Original Link: https://www.inss.org.il/publication/the-protests-in-egypt-a-wake-up-call/?offset=0&posts=undefined&outher=undefined&from_date=undefined&to_date=undefined Over recent weeks, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was confronted was with his gravest public crisis since taking...

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Egypt: Largest wave of mass arrests since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi came to power

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): Amnesty International Original Link:  https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/10/egypt-largest-wave-of-mass-arrests-since-president-abdel-fattah-al-sisi-came-to-power/ Over the past 12 days, Egyptian authorities have launched the biggest crackdown under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s rule rounding up more than 2,300 people – at least 111 of them...

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Egypt: why protests against al-Sisi

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Alessia Melcangi Original Link:  https://www.ispionline.it/it/pubblicazione/egitto-perche-si-protesta-contro-al-sisi-24050 From his voluntary Spanish exile he had launched the appeal to gather a million people in protest, “the million man march”, Muhammad ‘Ali , the entrepreneur and businessman who in...

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Protests in Egypt Show Trump’s Wrong about al-Sisi

Source:  Human Rights Watch Author(s):  Elisa Epstein Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/09/26/protests-egypt-show-trumps-wrong-about-al-sisi At the United Nations General Assembly meetings this week, US President Donald Trump praised Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as a “great leader” who has brought Egypt out of “turmoil.” A few weeks earlier Trump reportedly...

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Deconstructing Egypt’s Protests

Source: Center for Global Policy Author(s): Dr. H. A. Hellyer Original Link: https://www.cgpolicy.org/articles/deconstructing-egypts-protests/ Last week, sporadic protests broke out in different parts of Egypt following the release of videos that provided evidence of government corruption. More questions than answers exist in trying to understand the demonstrations, which makes the future...

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Mohamed Ali: Will Conflict of Wings Lead to Fall of Sisi?

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s):  Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/mohamed-ali-will-conflict-of-wings-lead-to-fall-of-sisi/ Since the events of July 03, 2013, individuals and groups within the army have been trying to change the approach adopted by the leadership of the institution that aroused a state of dissatisfaction among officers of different ranks...

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