Her Honor Setting the Bar: Fighting for Equality in Egypt’s Judiciary

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Omnia Gadalla Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/her-honor-setting-the-bar-fighting-for-equality-in-egypts-judiciary/ From time to time, the media covers the appointment of Egyptian women judges, celebrating their promotions into the ranks of the judiciary and displaying it as a step towards female empowerment and...

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Targeting the last line of defense: Egypt’s attacks against lawyers

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/reports-briefings/special-reports/targeting-the-last-line-of-defense-egypts-attacks-against-lawyers/ In Targeting the last line of defense: Egypt’s attacks against lawyers, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) call on the...

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Legal Guide: Effective Communication Between the Lawyer and Defendant in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Adel Ramadan Original Link: https://timep.org/reports-briefings/special-reports/legal-guide-effective-communication-between-the-lawyer-and-defendant-in-egypt/ The relationship between the lawyer and his or her client is central to the functioning of the legal system. At every stage, from interrogation to sentencing, this...

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Egypt’s Empowered Prosecution and Threats to Fair Trial Guarantees

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Nourhan Fahmy Original Link:  https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/egypts-empowered-prosecution-and-threats-to-fair-trial-guarantees/ Legally defined as acting in the interest of the public, the public prosecution has always been a critical juncture in the Egyptian criminal justice system. As the body that initiates...

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The Role of Egypt’s Lawyers Amid State Crackdown and Prosecutorial Repression

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Nourhan Fahmy Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/the-role-of-egypts-lawyers-amid-state-crackdown-and-prosecutorial-repression/ At the 2015 funeral of the assassinated Egyptian Public Prosecutor Hisham Barakat, President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi expressed the urgent need for exceptional measures in order to achieve...

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The Egyptian Prosecution: A Fact Sheet

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Nourhan Fahmy Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/the-egyptian-prosecution-a-fact-sheet/ What is the Public Prosecution? Who is the Public Prosecutor? How has the Public Prosecutor been appointed over the years?What appointment guidelines apply to prosecutors more broadly?Spotlight: What is the Supreme State...

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Egypt’s Parliament meets to discuss emergency legislation and economic relief

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link:  https://www.mei.edu/blog/egypts-parliament-meets-discuss-emergency-legislation-and-economic-relief Egypt’s parliamentarians are going to be trying something new; they’re going to have to sit at least six feet apart, something that doesn’t come naturally to them. The government isn’t taking any chances — MPs’ access to...

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Egypt government policy to address COVID-19 Pandemic

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Abdel-Wahab Mohamed Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypts-economic-decisions-to-address-coronavirus-repercussions/ On March 11, 2020, WHO declared Covid-19 as a pandemic after continued assessment of its outbreak worldwide. “WHO has been assessing this outbreak around the clock and we are deeply concerned both by the alarming...

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Egypt – Freedom In The World 2020

Source: Freedom House Author(s): Freedom House Original Link:  https://freedomhouse.org/country/egypt/freedom-world/2020 President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who first took power in a 2013 coup, has governed Egypt in an increasingly authoritarian manner. Meaningful political opposition is virtually nonexistent, as expressions of dissent can draw criminal prosecution and imprisonment. Civil...

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State Terror in Egypt: Is It Time for Accountability?

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/state-terror-in-egypt-is-it-time-for-accountability/ Egyptians have been living under a cruel dictatorship since the summer of 2013. The numbers of political detainees, extrajudicial killings, deaths in prison due to torture and medical negligence, forced disappearances, and mass...

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Egypt’s Puzzling Dilemma: Escalating Challenges and Obstructed Mobilization

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Sahar Khamis Original Link:  http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/egypts-puzzling-dilemma-escalating-challenges-and-obstructed-mobilization/ When Egypt’s historic revolution erupted in 2011, stunning the world with its magnitude, peacefulness, organization, and solidarity, the popular demands chanted by the Egyptian people were...

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