Halem Henish
Legal Associate

Halem Henish is a Legal Associate at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP). He is an Egyptian human rights lawyer and consultant specializing in criminal justice issues, with a focus on prosecuting perpetrators and securing justice for victims of violations. His expertise encompasses the issues of enforced disappearance, arbitrary detention, extrajudicial killing, torture and ill-treatment in prisons, and immigrant issues in Egypt across various contexts. Throughout his career, Halem has represented prominent clients and collaborated with local and international counterparts on advocacy campaigns aimed at securing the release or safe departure of at-risk individuals. He has co-founded several organizations and campaigns as part of the Egyptian human rights movement, including the Refugee Platform in Egypt, where he serves as a co-founder and legal consultant. Halem has worked as a lawyer with a number of reputable institutions, including the Egyptian Commission for Human Rights (ECRF) and the Nadeem Centre for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence. His ideas, expertise, and proposals have been reflected in pioneering reports on human rights issued by organizations in Egypt and around the world; and toward the development of draft alternate policies.