Transgender Policy in Egypt: Murder by Medical Bureaucracy

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Malak Elkashif Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/transgender-policy-in-egypt-murder-by-medical-bureaucracy/ Every November 20, transgender people around the world launch campaigns that disseminate information on the hate crimes against transgender victims and provide statistics on the numbers of transgender...

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WORLD REPORT 2022 – Egypt, Events of 2021

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2022/country-chapters/egypt In 2021, authorities escalated the use of the abusive Emergency State Security Courts to prosecute peaceful activists and critics who joined thousands of dissidents already in Egypt’s congested prisons. Courts issued death sentences in mass trials, adding to the...

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Beyond Sectarian Violence: Socioeconomic Challenges for Copts in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Amy Fallas Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/beyond-sectarian-violence-socioeconomic-challenges-for-copts-in-egypt As Coptic Christians held Christmas celebrations this past week, many also observed another more somber anniversary. On January 1, 2011, an explosion at Al-Qudiseen Church in Alexandria, Egypt killed...

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Egypt’s Religious Minorities: The Legal Framework

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/explainers/egypts-religious-minorities-the-legal-framework/ Egypt’s legal framework is an important angle through which to understand the state of religious minorities in the country. This brief delves into some of the primary issues affecting and implicating the country’s religious...

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The Fundamental Rights of Baha’is: An Excellent Opportunity to Expand Religious Freedom in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Amr Ezzat Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/the-fundamental-rights-of-bahais-an-excellent-opportunity-to-expand-religious-freedom-in-egypt/ By the end of the current decade, a full century will have passed since the Egyptian state began to reluctantly admit the existence of adherents of the Baha’i Faith in Egypt...

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Atheists in Egypt: Life on the Edge of Civil Death

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Ishak Ibrahim Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/atheists-in-egypt-life-on-the-edge-of-civil-death/ Atheists and nonbelievers in Egypt continue to suffer regardless of the positive indications from officials regarding the freedom of religion and faith. Atheists in the country live between security-related...

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Criminalization of Gender-Based Violence: A Legal Obligation

Source: Wilson Center Author(s): Moushira Khattab Original Link: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/criminalization-gender-based-violence-legal-obligation The COVID-19 pandemic, which spread worldwide in early in 2020, heightened the already grave risks widely faced by women across the MENA region. Women’s rights organizations, helplines, and shelters for survivors of domestic violence...

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Sexual Harassment Laws in Egypt: Does Stricter Mean More Effective?

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Habiba Abdelaal Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/sexual-harassment-laws-in-egypt-does-stricter-mean-more-effective/ In Egypt, sexual harassment is a major public threat against women for which there has been no sustainable policy or practice. Such harassment can range from verbal to physical—the latter of which...

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Operation Sirli and systematic killing of Egyptian civilians

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Hassan Saab Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/operation-sirli-and-systematic-killing-of-egyptian-civilians/ Documented reports recently revealed by “Disclose”, a well-known French investigative website, have raised an uproar in both France and Egypt, concerning secret security and intelligence cooperation between the two countries that...

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Egypt’s Counterinsurgency Success in Sinai

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Ido Levy Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/egypts-counterinsurgency-success-sinai The military’s shift to tribal engagement has helped reduce jihadist attacks, but Cairo’s lagging efforts on development and human rights could leave the peninsula open to a future resurgence. Read more at original link

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A legal review of Sisi’s decision to abolish emergency law

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Ali Shaikhoun Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/a-legal-review-of-sisis-decision-to-abolish-emergency-law/ The Egyptian media have cheered Sisi’s decision to abolish the Emergency Law No. 162 of 1958 and its amendments; and many of those who voluntarily listen to the propaganda of Egyptian pro-regime media have rejoiced...

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Egypt: Prosecution’s expanded powers in Constitution & law

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Sherif Hilali Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-prosecutions-expanded-powers-in-constitution-law/ The approach of the Egyptian Constitution of 2014 related to the rules of pretrial detention has been criticized for lack of clear guarantees in this regard, including the need to state that the pretrial detention order should be issued...

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