05/14/2020 . By Diana Rayes

Relative to other countries in the region, Syria is exceptionally unprepared to manage the potential of a COVID-19 outbreak. Even before the beginning of the conflict in 2011, Syria’s healthcare infrastructure, including the national health system’s capacity to prepare and respond to outbreaks, was considered below average in comparison to other MENA countries.

05/11/2020 . By Mohamed El Dahshan

No country in the world will emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic unscathed. As states and societies learn how to manage the virus and implement regulations to slow its spread, they must also devise policies to mitigate the economic impact of the crisis–an impact that has yet to be fully estimated.

05/08/2020 . By Joey Shea

As early as February, the World Health Organization warned of a “massive infodemic” that was accompanying the COVID-19 outbreak. Social media and traditional media alike have been inundated with misleading and false information about the virus, while there is also a host of misinformation about the misinformation itself.

05/04/2020 . By Nourhan Fahmy

What is the Public Prosecution?  An entity within the Egyptian judicial system that: Has sole authority to investigate crimes, indict individuals, and refer cases to trial.  Initiates criminal investigations based

05/04/2020 . By Nourhan Fahmy

A general deterioration in the rule of law facilitated by a harsh security crackdown and far-reaching legislation have given way to unprecedented violations of fair trial guarantees and an increasingly hostile environment for lawyers.

05/04/2020 . By Nourhan Fahmy

In recent years, the appointment, mandate, and role of the public prosecution has had a significant impact on fair trial guarantees and the rule of law more generally.

05/04/2020 . By TIMEP

In recent years prior and in the time since the approval of Egypt’s April 2019 constitutional amendments implicating prosecutorial and judicial authority, the appointment process, mandate, and authorities of the

05/01/2020 . By Luna Safwan

Months of accumulation of economic challenges and disappointments in both the banking sector and the current ruling government in Lebanon culminated in mass protests on October 17 last year, during which citizens from different social classes, students, workers, teachers, and more protested to demand change and accountability.

04/28/2020 . By Ishak Ibrahim

Calls for banning the niqab (the full face veil) in public places and state institutions in Egypt have recently re-emerged, gaining momentum after the High Administrative Court rendered a final judgment this past January rejecting the appeal of 80 niqab-wearing researchers at Cairo University and upholding the university’s decision to ban niqab for staff members during lectures.

04/16/2020 . By Basma Alloush

As the world adapts to new norms under COVID-19, there are over 70 million people who are forcibly displaced across the globe trying to survive in new environments and to