Special Reports

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 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 and Law Society of England and Wales: Joint UPR Submission on Egypt

As part of a commitment to producing knowledge and analysis on the policies implicating the rule of law in the Middle East, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) and the Law Society of England and Wales have submitted...

Five Years of Egypt’s War on Terror

On July 24, 2013, then-Defense Minister Abdel-Fattah El Sisi asked for a popular mandate to fight terrorism, marking the declaration of “war on terror” that has lasted five years. The war on terror has been used to justify a wide...

Raising the Stakes: Implications of a Second Sisi Term

Egypt’s 2018 presidential elections offer little illusion of any outcome than incumbent Abdel-Fattah el Sisi’s certain reelection to a second term; any expectation for free and fair elections was lost after four years of unprecedented constriction of space for political organization,...

Tiran and Sanafir: Developments, Dynamics, and Implications

On June 24, 2017, President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi officially signed into effect the controversial Tiran and Sanafir agreement, giving Saudi Arabia sovereignty over the two Red Sea islands at the mouth of the Gulf of Aqaba. The signature was met with protest in Egyptian...

A Fragile Egypt in a Changing World: Six Years After the Revolution

Amid turmoil in the Middle East and changes in world leadership, much has been made of Egypt’s stability, but already in 2017 we have seen how much of this is illusory, with terrorism, sectarianism, and social and economic upheaval rampant,...