Egypt’s Constitutional Court Amendments: The International System On Its Own Terms

Source: Carnegie Author(s): MAI EL-SADANY and YASMIN OMAR Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/84941 New amendments to the law governing Egypt’s highest court are the latest in a series of steps intended to eat away at the international system; however, they threaten to further isolate the country and insert its judiciary into contentious foreign relations. Read more at original...

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Co-opting cybersecurity in Egypt

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Bassant Hassib and James Shires Original Link: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/co-opting-cybersecurity-in-egypt/ Cybersecurity is a key area of contest for digitalized politics, especially in uncertain and turbulent situations. Nowhere is this more starkly illustrated than in states such as Egypt, where the period since the January 2011...

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Lawyering for Change: Q&A with Ahmed Ezzat on Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/qa-with-ahmed-ezzat-on-egypt/ Across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, lawyers work to support those organizing on-the-ground; to mobilize the legal community; and to bring about systemic change. In Lawyering for Change, TIMEP’s Legal Unit conducts a...

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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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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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Indefinite Pretrial Detention in Egypt: Rotation and Detention Pending Multiple Cases

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Yasmin Omar and Mai El-Sadany Original Link: https://timep.org/explainers/indefinite-pretrial-detention-in-egypt-rotation-and-detention-pending-multiple-cases/ In recent years, Egyptian authorities have increasingly turned pretrial detention from an exceptional legal measure to a punitive tool used regularly against human rights...

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Organizing in Egypt: Legislative Fact Sheet

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Original Link: https://timep.org/explainers/organizing-in-egypt-legislative-fact-sheet/ Since the January 25 Revolution, a number of decrees and laws have been passed in Egypt that significantly affect and implicate the key rights at the heart of organizing on the ground and online...

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World Report 2021 | Egypt

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2021/country-chapters/egypt Egyptians in 2020 continued to live under the harsh authoritarian grip of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s government. Tens of thousands of government critics, including journalists and human rights defenders, remain imprisoned on politically motivated charges...

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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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