Egypt: Protecting Healthcare Workers in Workplace

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mohamed Elsherif Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-protecting-healthcare-workers-in-workplace/ Violence against healthcare workers is a worldwide problem that is affecting most countries including Egypt (McPhaul & Lipscomb, 2004). During the last decade, the problem became more obvious as part of the general deterioration of...

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Egypt passes wide-ranging constitutional amendments

Source: Middle East Insitiute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/monday-briefing-conflict-far-over-syria There was never really any doubt that Egypt’s new constitutional amendments would pass. On April 23rd, Egypt’s National Elections Authority (NEA) announced that the referendum on a set of major constitutional amendments had passed by 88.8 percent...

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Egypt’s Invisible Executions

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Maged Mandour Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/78998 On the February 20, Egyptian authorities carried out the executions of nine defendants accused of assassinating Egyptian General Prosecutor Hisham Barakat, prompting international accusations that their trials were unfair and that torture was used to extract confessions. The Egyptian government...

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Voting in the dark: Ramming the constitutional amendments through

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Rana Mamdouh Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2019/04/24/feature/politics/voting-in-the-dark-ramming-the-constitutional-amendments-through/ The National Elections Authority (NEA) announced on Tuesday that the referendum on a set of major constitutional amendments, which allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to remain in office until 2030, passed by 88.8 percent...

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Authoritarian Math

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michele Dunne and Cassia Bardos Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/78980 Egypt has just passed constitutional amendments in a hastily-arranged referendum that ended on April 22. They are important mostly because they will advance President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi’s project of one-man rule, extend his current term in office, enshrine military dominance over...

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Challenges to Stability in Egypt

Source: Hoover Institute Author(s): Lisa Blaydes Original Link: https://www.hoover.org/research/challenges-stability-egypt The last ten years have seen forms of political disruption within Egypt that were virtually unimaginable a decade ago—from the 2011 protest uprisings; the 2012 election of Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi to the Egyptian presidency; the 2013 coup...

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Ballot-box politics: What has pushed Egypt’s opposition to vote ‘no’?

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Hadeer El-Mahdawy Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2019/04/22/feature/politics/ballot-box-politics-what-has-pushed-egypts-opposition-to-vote-no/ Thirty-three-year-old human rights lawyer Mahienour El-Massry could not make up her mind about what to do in the referendum on the new constitutional amendments. She was torn between boycotting and voting “no.” Then...

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Egypt: Constitutional Amendments Entrench Repression

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/04/20/egypt-constitutional-amendments-entrench-repression The Egyptian government should withdraw proposed constitutional amendments that will consolidate authoritarian rule, Human Rights Watch and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said today. The amendments will...

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Not a ‘President’. Not an ‘ally’.

Source: Foreign Policy Research Institute Author(s): Thomas O.Melia Original Link: https://www.fpri.org/article/2019/04/not-a-president-not-an-ally/ Words matter. Choose them carefully. At PEN America, our mission is to champion the freedom to write, recognizing the power of words to transform the world. Our mission is to unite writers of all kinds, including screenwriters, poets, novelists...

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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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