TIMEP Monthly Briefs: July 2019

08/01/2019 . By TIMEP

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 information on regional issues, laws, and policies, highlighting the context in which developments occur, their trajectories, and implications. Our law briefs provide insights into legislation produced by regional governments, with descriptions of the laws, analysis on their adherence to national and international legal norms and obligations, and information tracking their implementation. Issue briefs track and analyze ongoing, policy-relevant issues as they unfold, highlighting trends and implications on the ground. Finally, our policy briefs cover the policies and actions toward the region from the United States, Europe, and other relevant actors, offering greater clarity into the processes by which these policies are created and the anticipated impact on the countries toward which they are geared. These TIMEP Briefs are published and updated regularly, incorporating relevant developments as they happen.

TIMEP released the following briefs in July, all of which are found in this month’s publication:

  • A law brief on the draft NGO Law, which furthers significant restrictions on the registration, activities, oversight, and monitoring of domestic and foreign NGOs operating in Egypt.
  • An issue brief on LGBTQ human rights in Egypt, which highlights the mechanisms through which authorities carry out and uphold the discrimination and maltreatment of LGBTQ persons and perpetuate taboos and marginalization of LGBTQ issues.
  • A law brief on Egypt’s Church Construction Law, ratified almost three years ago, which has furthered discrimination against Christians by subjecting the construction and renovation of their houses of worship to a separate and unequal legal system.