08/02/2018 . By Kamal Chomani

Along with a widespread commitment to democracy among Turks and a resilient civil society, the victory of a pro-Kurdish rights party in securing enough votes to enter parliament could still strengthen Turkey’s democracy and regional stability.

07/13/2018 . By Mai El-Sadany

Many observers found it ironic when Egypt’s House of Representatives preliminarily approved a draft law that would grant amnesties to a designated cadre of high-ranking Egyptian military officers.

06/22/2018 . By Timothy Deedy

Despite claims by government officials and members of the House of Representatives that party consolidation would be beneficial to parliamentary dynamics, these efforts pose pressing consequences for a legislature that lacks meaningful debate, and for the future of political organization in the country.

06/19/2018 . By Oumayma Ben Abdallah

Tunisia’s process of decentralization is complex and does not stop at the elections, but rather depends on how municipal councils will be managed in the long run, the sustainability of funding, and role of the international community.

06/01/2018 . By Kamal Chomani

The results of Iraq’s parliamentary elections this month took many by surprise. Populist Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s coalition won a plurality of 329 seats, followed by three other lists dominated

08/15/2018 . By TIMEP

The Counter-terrorism Law sets forth the official state definitions for a terrorist, terrorist act, and terrorist financing using vague language that is subject to broad interpretation.

08/08/2018 . By TIMEP

The sum had been withheld in August 2017 on the basis of Egypt’s law on nongovernmental organizations, relations with North Korea, and the unresolved 2012–13 NGO trial.

07/24/2018 . By TIMEP

This report outlines trends and developments that have taken place in the past five years of the war on terror and examines the legal and political context in which they have occurred. Finally, it offers summary findings to further efforts to establish peace and security centered on rights and the rule of law.

05/25/2018 . By TIMEP

Mass trials, politicized death sentences, civilian trials in military courts, prolonged pretrial detention, and forced disappearances are all common violations of due process that occur in Egypt.

03/21/2018 . By TIMEP

Egypt’s 2018 presidential election period offers little illusion of any outcome than the president’s reelection. Yet Sisi’s second term will have important implications in several policy areas.

05/16/2016 . By TIMEP

TIMEP is pleased to announce the Transitional Justice Project, an innovative, timely initiative that addresses crucial issues at the heart of political transitions across the Middle East.

04/26/2016 . By TIMEP

TIMEP reiterates the principle that Egypt’s long-term stability is dependent on a free, functioning political and social climate.

02/05/2015 . By TIMEP

TIMEP condemns the 25-year sentence issued by Egyptian judge Nagy Shehata yesterday against activist Ahmed Douma and 229 other defendants in a case marked by numerous judicial irregularities.

05/21/2014 . By TIMEP

While elections are an important step in Egypt’s democratic transition, other signs of progress must be demonstrated before Egypt can be said to be on a path toward democracy.

03/27/2014 . By TIMEP

TIMEP expresses hope that both the upcoming campaign season and presidential election will be conducted in a manner in keeping with established international norms associated with free and fair elections.

05/15/2018 . By TIMEP

The final brief in the Pulling Back the Curtain series highlights developments and dynamics during and after the voting period, focusing on domestic and international reactions to President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi’s reelection.

04/20/2018 . By TIMEP

Rather than present a vision for Egypt’s next four years, Sisi eschewed any real policy platform in favor of mobilizing sentiments of both fear and patriotism to ensure that citizens participate in the vote.

03/21/2018 . By TIMEP

Egypt’s 2018 presidential election period offers little illusion of any outcome than the president’s reelection. Yet Sisi’s second term will have important implications in several policy areas.

02/16/2018 . By TIMEP

The fact sheet here describes the various individuals who announced their intention to contest the elections, the response to that announcement, and other relevant information about their campaigns.

02/01/2018 . By TIMEP

These repressive measures notwithstanding, the period also included genuine resistance, both to President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi and to the compulsory nature of his reelection.

08/13/2018 . By TIMEP

Representative Haytham al-Hariri faced another investigation by the Ethics Committee after conducting an interview with the media outlet al-Araby al-Jadeed.

07/30/2018 . By TIMEP

Speaker of the House Ali Abdel ‘Al announced the end of the third legislative session; the House will be on parliamentary recess until early October.

07/18/2018 . By TIMEP

The special committee in the House of Representatives tasked with debating the cabinet’s agenda approved the program by a vote of 27–4.

07/09/2018 . By TIMEP

Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouli presented the cabinet’s agenda to the House of Representatives this week. Madbouli spoke about the major concerns of the cabinet for the next four years.

07/02/2018 . By TIMEP

Speaker of the House of Representatives Ali Abdel ‘Al traveled to Germany this week to meet with prominent members of the German parliament.

07/24/2018 . By TIMEP

This report outlines trends and developments that have taken place in the past five years of the war on terror and examines the legal and political context in which they have occurred. Finally, it offers summary findings to further efforts to establish peace and security centered on rights and the rule of law.

07/06/2015 . By Mai El-Sadany

The new counter-terrorism draft law aimed “to amend the country’s criminal procedures law and penal code to stiffen penalties on terrorism crimes.

05/20/2015 . By Mai El-Sadany

The Terrorist Entities Law has various components that ensures that the process of designating terrorist will be subjective, inconsistent, and subject to human error.

07/19/2014 . By Mai El-Sadany

A look at the development of terror legislation in Egypt reveals some highly problematic loopholes that have allowed for possible violations of Egypt’s international rights’ obligations.

08/14/2018 . By TIMEP

Five years ago today, security forces dispersed the protest camp at Raba’a al-Adaweya Square, killing at least 607–932 protesters.

06/19/2018 . By TIMEP

Investigations, prosecutions, and trials are considered fundamental components of most transitional justice policies. Domestic judicial processes in particular are often assessed and considered before alternative hybrid or international tribunals[1] are

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Common Court System The common court system is made up of three tiers: Courts of First Instance, Courts of Appeal, and the Court of Cassation. The structure and jurisdiction of

Transitional Justice Project
01/21/2018 . By TIMEP

TIMEP’s Transitional Justice Project is an innovative, timely project that addresses crucial issues at the heart of the transitions in the Middle East and fills an important knowledge gap.

05/16/2016 . By Adel Ramadan

Dynamics between the Ministry of Justice, the judiciary, the public prosecution, and the Ministry of Interior—the various components of Egypt’s justice system—are intertwined and interrelated.