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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Expert Q&A – Beyond Rhetoric: How Should the Biden Administration Support Human Rights and Democracy in the Middle East and North Africa?

Source: Project on Middle East Democracy Author(s): Hanan Abdulhadi, Amy Hawthorne and Mohamed Lotfy Original Link: https://pomed.org/expert-qa-beyond-rhetoric-how-should-the-biden-administration-support-human-rights-and-democracy-in-the-middle-east-and-north-africa/#egypt Improving Egypt’s human rights record is a steep climb. The security apparatus has effectively nationalized the public...

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Egypt’s Officials Don’t See Unrecognized Religious Minorities

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Ishak Ibrahim Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/egypts-officials-dont-see-unrecognized-religious-minorities/ Egyptian institutions do not officially recognize some religious minorities. As a result these minorities do not receive a set of basic constitutional rights, most notably the freedom of religion, belief...

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Egypt: all the risks of the al-Sisi regime

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Alessia Melcangi Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/it/pubblicazione/egitto-tutti-i-rischi-del-regime-di-al-sisi-30475 Increasingly afflicted by a heavy economic situation, the Egypt of President ‘Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi is committed to addressing the heavy social consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic while on...

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Corporal Punishment of Children – Egypt

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://features.hrw.org/features/features/corporal-punishment-of-children/index.html These egregious cases reflect a widespread reality in the Middle East and North Africa. The region has some the world’s worst rates of violent punishment of children – in some countries, 90 percent of children or more were subject to...

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Arab Spring Revolutions: Dreams and Prospects of Political and Social Change for LGBTIQ+ Community (Egypt and Sudan as a Model)

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Azza Sultan Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/arab-spring-revolutions-dreams-and-prospects-of-political-and-social-change-for-lgbtiq-community-egypt-and-sudan-as-a-model/ The Arab Spring protests were a strong cry against injustice, marginalization, and political corruption. Despite the different local contexts...

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Egyptian Lawyers: A Story of Continued Resistance

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Yasmin Omar Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/egyptian-lawyers-a-story-of-resistance/ It’s no secret that being a lawyer isn’t a walk in the park—the stress, long hours, ever-changing laws, and serious responsibility makes it a hard choice. Today in Egypt, it’s also a risky choice—one that in recent years has led...

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Egypt: Making Exceptions Doesn’t End Discrimination Against Women Judges

Source: Wilson Center Author(s): Radwa Elsaman Original Link: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/blog-post/egypt-making-exceptions-doesnt-end-discrimination-against-women-judges Women are still discriminated against concerning access to judicial jobs. Solutions to this discrimination include the strict application of the rule of law. Read more at original link

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Egypt: Massive Sinai Demolitions Likely War Crimes

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/03/17/egypt-massive-sinai-demolitions-likely-war-crimes (Beirut) – The Egyptian military’s continuing home demolitions and forced evictions during the armed conflict in North Sinai governorate are violations of international humanitarian law, or the laws of war, and likely amount to war...

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The Biden Administration and the Middle East: Policy Recommendations for a Sustainable Way Forward

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk and various other experts Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/biden-administration-and-middle-east-policy-recommendations-sustainable-way-forward As Joe Biden enters office his administration faces an overwhelming domestic agenda and myriad foreign policy challenges. Reinforcing relations with European allies and...

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