TIMEP Briefs

TIMEP Brief: LGBTQ Human Rights in Egypt

Summary: During the rule of former president Hosni Mubarak and under current President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi, the Egyptian government has appealed to its conservative base by positioning itself as a moral authority, instituting laws and upholding social norms that arbitrate...

TIMEP Monthly Briefs: June 2019

At the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP), we strive to produce rigorous research, data-driven analysis, and policy tools that advance more effective policies toward the Middle East and Africa. This monthly compilation of TIMEP briefs offers succinct, policy-relevant...

TIMEP Brief: Bankruptcy Law

Background: Egypt’s Bankruptcy Law (Law No. 11 of 2018) was issued as part of a series of economic reform laws that collectively seek to implement the reform program agreed upon under the Extended Arrangement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF),...

TIMEP Brief: Executions and the Death Penalty

Summary: Since July 2013, Egyptian courts have increasingly carried out executions. According to reporting by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), authorities carried out 49 and 43 executions in 2017 and 2018 respectively, a stark escalation from years prior....

TIMEP Brief: Accountability in U.S. Arms Transfers

Summary:   Every year, the United States Congress appropriates billions of dollars to support foreign security forces by supplying training and equipment in an effort to maintain foreign policy and national security objectives. However, few avenues exist to hold foreign governments...

TIMEP Monthly Briefs: May 2019

At the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP), we strive to produce rigorous research, data-driven analysis, and policy tools that advance more effective policies toward the Middle East and Africa. This monthly compilation of TIMEP briefs offers succinct, policy-relevant...

TIMEP Brief: Industrial Licensing Law

Background: The Law on the Simplification of the Procedures for Licensing Industrial Installations (Industrial Licensing Law) was approved by the cabinet in January 2017. It was subsequently approved by the House of Representatives in March 2017, and went into effect...

TIMEP Brief: Press Freedom in Egypt

Summary: Egypt today is among the world’s worst offenders against press freedom. While Egypt’s current constitution enshrines a free press, bans censorship, and ensures press independence, these rights are not protected in practice. The government has frequently imprisoned journalists or...

TIMEP Brief: The Law Regulating the Press, Media, and the Supreme Council for Media Regulation

Background: The Law Regulating the Press, Media, and the Supreme Council for Media Regulation (SCMR), Law No. 180 of 2018, went into effect after it was ratified by President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi and published in the Official Gazette edition dated...

Coverage Compilation: Analyzing Egypt’s Constitutional Amendments, Process and Implications

On April 23, 2019, Egypt’s National Election Authority announced that Egyptians had voted to approve a package of amendments to the constitution in a national referendum. The vote, which was announced as 88.8 percent approval with 44 percent turnout, was...