Probation in Egypt: A Means of Political Retaliation?

After serving five years in prison for participating in a protest, political activist Alaa Abd El Fattah immediately began serving an additional five -year punishment described as “pla...Read More >>

The Plight of Housing Policies in Lebanon

The problems associated with housing have been topics of frequent discussion in Lebanese public discourse since at least the period of independence. But it has become an even more prominent ...Read More >>

Lebanon: Entry Ban Follows Gender, Sexuality Conference

(Beirut) – Lebanese General Security has banned a group of activists and academics from re-entering Lebanon following their participation in a September 2018 conference on ge...Read More >>

Tunisian Court Defends Advocacy of Homosexual Rights

On 17 May 2019, the Tunis Court of Appeal issued a ruling that enshrines the right to establish an association to advocate for the rights and human dignity of homosexuals and sexual minoriti...Read More >>

Beirut’s Balconies: The Transformation of Urban Residential Culture

During our research about the changing usage of balconies in Beirut’s residential buildings, we encountered a circular issued by the Ministry of Finance that recalls the various legal ...Read More >>

The Financialization of Property and the Housing Market in Lebanon

Lebanon’s housing market has been in crisis for approximately half a century. More families, both Lebanese and non-Lebanese, are struggling to find housing that meets their requirement...Read More >>

Policy of Destitution has Led to Undignified Living in Lebanon’s al-Mankoubin District

It happened at night 64 years ago. Roaring water, cries for help, wailing. The people of al-Souaika and al-Hadid in the heart of old Tripoli emerged to find that the Abu Ali River was angry ...Read More >>

EU-Tunisian Trade Agreement: A Trojan Horse for Economic Domination

In his book Nikabat Rijal al-‘Amalal-Tunisiyyin [The Association of Tunisian Businessmen: A Struggle of Class or of Dialogue?], Tunisian historian Hadi Timumi describes the period betw...Read More >>

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