Reports & Briefs

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...

Targeting the last line of defense: Egypt’s attacks against lawyers

In Targeting the last line of defense: Egypt's attacks against lawyers, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) call on the Egyptian authorities to immediately end their crackdown on lawyers and unconditionally...

Legal Guide: Effective Communication Between the Lawyer and Defendant in Egypt

The relationship between the lawyer and his or her client is central to the functioning of the legal system. At every stage, from interrogation to sentencing, this relationship plays a determinative role in a client’s access to a fair trial. ...

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...

TIMEP Brief: Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Summary: The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a 6,500-megawatt hydroelectric power plant being constructed in Ethiopia, has been a major point of contention between Egypt and its southern neighbors, as the completion of the dam poses serious threats to Egypt’s dwindling...

TIMEP Brief: China’s Role in Egypt’s Economy

Summary: Since Egypt signed a multi-year 12.5 billion USD loan with the IMF in 2016, its government has dedicated its efforts to implementing wide-ranging economic reforms. These have included measures such as slashing subsidies, reforming tax structure, and removing currency...

TIMEP Brief: Export of Surveillance to MENA Countries

Summary: Companies around the world—including American, European, and Israeli private firms—are selling sophisticated surveillance technology to countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Although much of this technology is characterized as “dual use” due to its ostensibly legitimate...

TIMEP Brief: Use of Surveillance Technology in MENA

Summary: Governments across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have increasingly procured surveillance technology, often from technology firms based in North America and Europe , in the form of spyware, monitoring centers to intercept communication, and deep packet inspections that...

TIMEP and Law Society: Joint UPR Advocacy Fact Sheet

Ahead of Egypt’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) pre-session, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) and the Law Society of England and Wales issued a UPR Advocacy Fact Sheet that complements the joint stakeholder report that the two organizations...

TIMEP Brief: Detention Conditions in Egypt

Summary: In September 2016, the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information estimated that there were about 106,000 detained persons in Egypt, though ANHRI noted these were modest estimates. Detainees in Egypt have been held in a variety of facilities including...