Mai El-Sadany
Executive Director

Mai El-Sadany is the Executive Director of the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP). She is a human rights lawyer with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Throughout her career, she has worked to expand creative pathways to accountability, to leverage international and regional mechanisms to advance human rights, and to publish accessible analysis and scholarship on legal, judicial, and constitutional issues. She was previously TIMEP's Managing Director and Legal and Judicial Director. Prior to that, she worked at the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, among other organizations. She is a Steering Committee member of the World Movement for Democracy, a member of the Working Group on Egypt, and a Board Member of HuMENA for Human Rights and Civic Engagement. Mai holds a J.D. and certificate in refugees and humanitarian emergencies from the Georgetown University Law Center, and a B.A. in political science from Stanford University. You can follow her on Twitter: @maitelsadany.

Articles by: Mai El-Sadany

المدونة: عشرون عامًا تقريبًا على صدور قانون الأسرة في المغرب

بدأ مجلس النواب المغربي مناقشة إمكانية إصلاح قانون الأسرة في البلاد الصادر عام 2004، والمعروف باسم "المدوَّنة"، والذي يغطي قضايا الزواج والطلاق والميراث وحضانة الأطفال. ومن المتوقع أن تساعد التعديلات المرتقبة على...

The Moudawana: Morocco’s Nearly 20-Year Old Family Code

Morocco’s House of Representatives began to discuss the possibility of reforming the country’s 2004 family code, known as the Moudawana, which covers issues such as marriage, divorce, inheritance, and child custody. The...

The Beirut Port Explosion Comes to U.S. Court

Almost two years since one of the world’s largest non-nuclear explosions destroyed the Beirut port and upended the lives of the city’s residents following decades of government corruption and negligence, on July...