Legal Support & Advocacy

Press Freedom in Algeria: Joint UPR Submission

In 2019, mass peaceful demonstrations kicked off in Algeria, ultimately bringing an end to former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s 20-year rule over the country. The nationwide popular uprising demanded political reforms and democratic governance to safeguard human rights, including freedom of...

Press Freedom in Tunisia: Joint UPR Submission

In the years following Tunisia’s 2011 Jasmine Revolution, there have been some notable developments coupled with legal and political setbacks—particularly since President Kais Saied assumed office in 2019—that have implicated and continue to implicate press freedom and freedom of expression...

Press Freedom in Morocco: Joint UPR Submission

Following 2016-2017 protests that took place in the northern region of Rif, there has been a steady increase in attacks against journalists and restrictions to freedom of expression in Morocco in recent years.  Ahead of the country’s upcoming fourth Universal...

Press Freedom in the Maghreb

In recent years, there has been a steady increase in attacks against journalists and restrictions on freedom of expression in the Maghreb region. The impact of this deterioration in press freedom has only been underscored amid protests and critical moments...

Global Legal Community Stands in Solidarity with Egyptian Lawyer Mohamed el-Baqer

The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP), joined by lawyers, law students, and organizations conducting legal work from around the world, come together to stand in solidarity with Egyptian human rights lawyer Mohamed el-Baqer ahead of his upcoming December...

Joint Submission: Egypt’s CEDAW Review

As a state party to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Egypt is subject to regular reviews addressing its implementation of the treaty. In October 2021, Egypt’s record on women's human rights and...

TIMEP Joins Global Coalition of 16 Organizations to Call for Release of Egyptian Human Rights Lawyer Mohamed El-Baqer

On July 19, 2021, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) joined a global coalition of 16 organizations to call for the release of Egyptian human rights lawyer Mohamed El-Baqer ahead of his 41st birthday on July 20. For...

TIMEP Joins Court Motion on Historic Syria Trial in Koblenz

On July 1, 2021, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) joined a coalition of renowned institutions, experts, and academics in a motion before the Higher Regional Court in Koblenz, Germany to call upon the court to record and...

TIMEP and CPJ: Joint UPR Advocacy Fact Sheet on Press Freedom in Lebanon

Ahead of the third cycle of Lebanon’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) have issued a UPR Advocacy Fact Sheet that complements the joint stakeholder report that...

TIMEP and CPJ: Joint UPR Submission on Press Freedom in Lebanon

In recent years and particularly since protests began in October 2019, there has been a significant deterioration in the state of press freedom in Lebanon. In an effort to document and assess both the legal framework and violative practices responsible...