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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DEATH SENTENCES AND EXECUTIONS 2018

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): Amnesty International Original Link: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/act50/9870/2019/en/ Amnesty International’s overall assessment of the use of the death penalty in 2018 indicates that the global trend towards abolishing the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment continues apace, despite regressive steps from a small number of...

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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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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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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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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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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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In the Name of the People: a report on death sentences issued in 2018 and an analysis of the application of the death penalty in Egyptian courts

Source: Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights Author(s): Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights Original Link: https://eipr.org/en/press/2019/03/name-people-report-death-penalty-2018 The report reviews and documents death sentences issued in Egypt throughout 2018 and attempts to analyze patterns of handing down death sentences verdicts  by Egyptian courts, tracking quantitative and...

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“Periods in Prison” a campaign calls on the prison authorities to provide cotton-based sanitary pads to female prisoners free of charge

Source: Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights Author(s): Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights Original Link: https://eipr.org/en/press/2019/03/international-womens-day-periods-prison “As a woman, your body is not seen by the law,” noted a former prisoner[1] to EIPR when asked about how she coped with her monthly period while incarcerated. “Your body isn’t seen- that is, until you become...

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Egypt’s Progress Towards Gender Parity

Source: Wilson Center Author(s): Dr. Hala Helmy El-Said Original Link: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/blog-post/egypts-progress-towards-gender-parity Empowering women and integrating them as active participants in the economy is essential to promoting economic and sustainable growth. Our determination has been resolute, with leadership, equality and empowerment deeply woven within Egypt’s...

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Egyptian Women: The Gap Between the Haves and the Have Nots

Source: Wilson Center Author(s): Moushira Khattab Original Link: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/blog-post/egyptian-women-the-gap-between-the-haves-and-the-have-nots It’s hard to talk about the status of Egyptian women in any sector without addressing the gap between the haves and the have nots. While some women continue to make headlines, others are stuck in the doldrums of living below the...

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