9/28 Virtual Event | Access to Information in MENA:...

On Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 11:00AM EDT, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) will host a virtual conversation exploring the right of access to information across various contexts in MENA.

Lebanon’s Access to Information Law Has Been Amended… What’s...

In February 2017, the Lebanese parliament passed Law No.28 on the Right to Access Information, one of the first in a series of anti-corruption laws to be passed in recent years.

Marital Rape in Egypt: Between Legal Gaps and Social...

Marital rape is not criminalized in Egypt, and Dar Al Iftaa and Al-Azhar—the country’s highest religious authorities—have both declined to issue fatwas on the subject. 


Our Mission and Approach

The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) centers localized perspectives in the policy discourse to foster transparent, accountable, and just societies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Local experts and advocates bring a unique and nuanced understanding of developments, challenges, and opportunities on the ground, yet their perspectives are often systematically cut off from the policymaking community due to issues of access, resource, and capacity.

TIMEP’s programming and advocacy work to ensure that these localized perspectives are heard, strengthened, and protected. Specifically, TIMEP is:

  • Cultivating a space for solutions-oriented dialogue, developing unique research and scholarship in the process;
  • Fostering networks of fellows and partners; and
  • Hosting a legal unit as an institutional line of defense to protect local stakeholders and the rule of law.
Covid-19 Issue Spotlight

On August 4, 2020, tonnes of ammonium nitrate that had been neglected at the Beirut Port exploded, killing at least 207 victims, injuring another 7,500, and leaving 300,000 homeless. One year later, accountability in any form remains far from being realized.