Mohamed Awaad

Egyptian lawyer

Sectarian Killings in Egypt: Will They Stop?

With ISIS becoming active in Egypt over the last two years, the country has witnessed instances of identity-based killings and forced displacements in Sinai targeting Christians. The inciden...Read More >>

Egyptian Austerity: Raising Metro Fares and Increasing Salaries of Ministers

On May 5, 2018, Egypt’s minister of transport issued a decision to increase the prices of metro tickets in the Cairo governorate by 250%. The decision was taken to make up for the fina...Read More >>

Egypt: Denying Women Inheritance Is a Crime Subject to Imprisonment

In an important step towards achieving equal rights and eradicating the prevalent phenomenon of denying women their legitimate inheritance  in the governorates of Upper Egypt and some D...Read More >>

Egypt's Trade Union Law: Closing in on Egypt’s Trade Union Movement

In another step restricting the right to organize, Egyptian Parliament approved a draft law submitted by the government on “trade union organizations and the protection of the right to...Read More >>

​​​​​​​Church Law in Egypt: Restriction of Religious Rites in al-Furn – Minya

There is a new development regarding the crisis of prohibiting worshipers from praying in a church in the village of Minya. Last August, an Egyptian Cabinet spokesman said in a telephone int...Read More >>

Demolishing Villa Cicurel: Erasing Egypt’s Heritage is Unconstitutional

On October 1, 2016, residents of the city of Alexandria woke up to the news of the final demolition of heritage Villa Cicurel, after several attempts to bulldoze the villa within the past fi...Read More >>

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