The Transformative Politics and Memory of the Maspero Massacre

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Miray Philips Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/the-transformative-politics-and-memory-of-the-maspero-massacre/ When Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, the former head of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), died on September 21, 2021, the Coptic Orthodox Church issued a statement offering their...

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Arab Women Political Prisoners Jailed by US Middle East Allies

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Sahar Khamis Original Link: https://arabcenterdc.org/resource/arab-women-political-prisoners-jailed-by-us-middle-east-allies/ When President Joe Biden was sworn in on January 20th as the 46th president of the United States, America’s friends in particular hoped that his administration would take a strong moral stand against all human rights...

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Marital Rape in Egypt: Between Legal Gaps and Social Views

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Habiba Abdelaal Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/marital-rape-in-egypt-between-legal-gaps-and-social-views/ The topic of marital rape crime recently made headlines in Egypt after actress Nada Adel spoke up on social media in June to speak about it, accusing her ex-husband musician Tamim Younes of marital rape...

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“Security Forces Dealt with Them”

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/report/2021/09/07/security-forces-dealt-them/suspicious-killings-and-extrajudicial-executions This report covers a pattern of suspicious killings and probable extrajudicial executions by Egyptian Interior Ministry forces of people who at the moment of their deaths apparently posed no life-threatening...

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Human Rights In Egypt Between Law And Reality (3)

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Noura El Hafiane Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/human-rights-in-egypt-between-law-and-reality-3/ The first and second part of this study addressed the key rights and freedoms that are widely violated by the Egyptian authorities despite the international and regional treaties, agreements and covenants as well as the Egyptian Constitution...

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Human Rights In Egypt Between Law And Reality (2)

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Noura El Hafiane Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/human-rights-in-egypt-between-law-and-reality-2/ The previous part of the study addressed the key rights and freedoms that are widely violated by the authorities in Egypt despite the international and regional treaties, agreements and covenants as well as the Egyptian Constitution itself...

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Human Rights In Egypt Between Law And Reality (1)

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Noura El Hafiane Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/human-rights-in-egypt-between-law-and-reality-1/ Since the 3 July 2013 coup d’etat, Egypt has been witnessing serious human rights violations and repression of basic freedoms, where Egyptians who reject the hegemony of military rule have been exposed to countless killings, torture...

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Egypt: Poverty and Imbalances of Income and Wealth Distribution

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Wessam Fauad Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-poverty-and-imbalances-of-income-and-wealth-distribution/ Among the most prominent indicators cited by international think tanks regarding the state of inequality[1], are the data disseminated by the World Inequality Database (WID). In 2019, according to WID, 1% of the highest-income...

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Q&A: Legal Framework and Environment for Nongovernmental Groups (NGOs) in Egypt

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/07/15/qa-legal-framework-and-environment-nongovernmental-groups-ngos-egypt The following questions and answers respond to the government’s misinformation and address the main freedom of association issues around the 2019 law and its consequences for independent groups in Egypt. Read more at...

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Doubts Surround Egypt’s Draft National Human Rights Strategy

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Charles W. Dunne Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/doubts-surround-egypts-draft-national-human-rights-strategy/ Long hounded by international criticism of its deteriorating human rights record, the government of Egypt is preparing to respond by launching a new national human rights strategy. The strategy appears to be aimed not...

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How Sisi Beat Biden’s Human Rights Policy

Source: Steven A. Cook Author(s): Council on Foreign Relations Original Link: https://www.cfr.org/article/how-sisi-beat-bidens-human-rights-policy Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has had a few good months. The Turkish government has been bending over backward to improve bilateral ties that have been badly strained since Egypt’s July 2013 coup. Egypt’s diplomats have been involved in...

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