The Transformative Politics and Memory of the Maspero Massacre

The Maspero Massacre has left an indelible mark on Copts, shaping their activism and identity in significant ways, both in Egypt and abroad, over the past ten 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. 

Is it already a year?!

“Sarah did not second guess herself before waving the rainbow flag at Mashrou’ Leila’s concert. With her usual innocence, she did not calculate the consequences of the confrontation.”

Egypt Lifted its State of Emergency: What Now?

After more than four years, Egypt has lifted its state of emergency, but concerns remain.

Joint Submission: Egypt’s CEDAW Review

As Egypt’s record on women’s human rights and gender equality issues came under CEDAW review, the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) and the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) compiled a joint submission that highlights a series of timely issues impacting women in Egypt, from law to practice.

The Maspero Massacre: Ten Years On

October 9 marks ten years since the Maspero Massacre. As a result of indiscriminate state violence and incitement, 28 Egyptians were killed and hundreds were injured. One decade later, accountability for the victims and survivors remains unrealized.

Targeting the last line of defense: Egypt’s attacks against...

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and TIMEP present a joint briefing paper which documents a course of conduct by state institutions in Egypt that aims to weaken and curtail the legal profession, and thereby dismantle the last line of defense against the government’s sustained crackdown on human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Legal Guide: Effective Communication Between the Lawyer and Defendant...

TIMEP releases “Effective Communication between the Lawyer and Defendant and the Right to a Fair Trial: A Guide for Lawyers in Egypt,” authored by human rights lawyer and legal researcher Adel Ramadan. 

TIMEP Brief: Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a 6,500-megawatt hydroelectric power plant being constructed in Ethiopia, has been a major point of contention between Egypt and its southern neighbors.