Across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, lawyers work to support those organizing on-the-ground; to mobilize the legal community; and to bring about systemic change. In Lawyering for Change, TIMEP’s Legal Unit conducts a series of interviews with lawyers, legal practitioners, and academics who explore the role that lawyers have played throughout the region’s protest movements and revolutions over the last decade.
- Ahmed Ezzat discusses Egypt’s history of cause lawyering, the state’s crackdown against the legal community, and the critical role lawyers continue to play.
- Karim Nammour explains the role lawyers have played amid protests in Lebanon and discusses current and future challenges for Lebanese legal professionals.
- Bonyan Jamal weighs in on the challenges on the ground in Yemen facing her and colleagues and explains the role lawyers have played there over the past decade.
- Joumana Seif describes the role that lawyers played at the onset of the 2011 protests in Syria and how that role has evolved in the years since amid conflict.