The Legal Agenda


Truth and Dignity in Tunisia: The Journey Continues

People interested in and discussing transitional justice in Tunisia were split into two opposing sides. The first deemed the approval of the Transitional Justice Law and, subsequently, the e...Read More >>

Over 70 COVID-19 Cases and Six Deaths Among Egyptian Medical Staff: What is the Health Ministry’s Responsibility?

On 25 April 2020, sources in the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) revealed that the El Negelah Central Hospital in Marsa Matrouh, assigned to quarantine COVID-19 patients, had stoppe...Read More >>

Amending the Laws on Terrorism and Designating Terrorist Entities: Accessing Frozen Funds

On 3 March 2020, the Official Gazette published two laws – Law no. 14 of 2020 and Law no. 15 of 2020 – amending the counterterrorism law and the law on terrorist and terrorist en...Read More >>

Arresting Patrick George Zaky: Academic Freedom Now Contingent on Security Clearances in Egypt

On the morning of February 7, the Egyptian security forces arrested Patrick George Zaky, a researcher on gender in the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights and a Master’s student at...Read More >>

Egypt’s Public Prosecution: The Hierarchy of Putting Down Protests

The security crackdown that the Egyptian authorities are currently waging against all forms of assembly and protest and that targets all indiscriminately is the fiercest and most violent sin...Read More >>

Youth Conferences and Programs in Egypt: Spaces for Expression or Instruction?

In the closing ceremony of the first Egypt Economic Development Conference in March 2015, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi stood and delivered a speech. Before beginning, he invited youth who ...Read More >>

Egypt’s September 20 Protests: Towards Change or More Repression?

Egypt is currently experiencing a state of perplexing political confusion that could change the current political landscape. On 20 September 2019, after years of repression, public squares i...Read More >>

Ibtihel Abdellatif of Tunisia’s Truth and Dignity Commission: The Women Victims Who Chose to Testify

Editor’s note: Ibtihel Abdellatif is a prominent member of Tunisia’s Truth and Dignity Commission (TDC). Within the TDC, she headed the Women's Committee, one of the committe...Read More >>

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