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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How Al-Azhar’s grand imam survived the constitutional amendments

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Asmahan Soliman Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2019/04/11/feature/politics/how-the-grand-imam-of-al-azhar-survived-the-constitutional-amendments/ As part of the raft of controversial amendments to Egypt’s Constitution slated to be put to a public referendum later this month, a proposed article would have featured a less independent Al-Azhar — Egypt’s highest...

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EGYPT: PARLIAMENT SHOULD REJECT PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): Amnesty International Original Link: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/mde12/0147/2019/en/ Amnesty International is calling on the Egyptian parliament to reject the proposed constitutional amendments that would undermine judicial independence and expand military trials for civilians. If adopted, the amendments would weaken the rule of law, further...

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After the Islamic State, Renewed Urgency for Religious Reform

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Dina Al Riffie Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/after-the-islamic-state-renewed-urgency-for-religious-reform The recent declaration of the Islamic State (IS) territorial defeat in Syria has refocused the debate on how to achieve an enduring peace based on successful counterextremism initiatives. This raises a...

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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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Egyptian Rev. Forces and Iran: Disincentives of Relations

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mohamed Abu Saada Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egyptian-rev-forces-and-iran-disincentives-of-relations/ One of the most prominent features of the current regional and global  political system is the rapid increase in the size and significance of non-state entities operating on a global, transboundary basis. This poses a major...

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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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Egypt’s Political Exiles: Going Anywhere but Home

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michele Dunne and Amr Hamzawy Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/2019/03/29/egypt-s-political-exiles-going-anywhere-but-home-pub-78728 While Egyptians have expatriated to find work abroad for decades, something different has been going on since 2011: thousands have expatriated for political reasons. Some have left based on a general sense that the...

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Post Egypt’s Jan. Revolution: Is the bad language still ’bad’?

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Nada ZainAlabidin Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/post-egypts-jan-revolution-is-the-bad-language-still-bad/ – So, you are really trying to work on understanding the idea of using ‘Ahha’ in the community? -Yes, I do -Ahha![1] In 2015, za2ed18 website published a short video on YouTube titled “How do Egyptians insult?[2]”, the...

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Transitional Justice in Egypt: Scopes of Application

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Asmaa Khairy Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/transitional-justice-in-egypt-scopes-of-application/ For about two years, a civil-military conflict has been going on in Egypt. It started with the army ousting the civilian elected president Dr. Mohamed Morsi. The conflict resulted in a death toll over 3500 persons, and around 41,000...

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Youth Empowerment towards Political Change

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Marim Ali Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/youth-empowerment-towards-political-change/ Lots of government policies promised young Egyptians a better future from the time the newly elected president Al-sisi reached authority. While the 2011 revolution came out as a collective action against decades of oppression, corruption and total...

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Surviving Repression: How Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Has Carried On

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Barbara Zollner Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/2019/03/11/surviving-repression-how-egypt-s-muslim-brotherhood-has-carried-on-pub-78552 Since the military overthrow in July 2013 of Egypt’s then president Mohamed Morsi, the regime of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has engaged in the systematic repression of the Muslim Brotherhood, of which Morsi is a member...

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