TIMEP Monthly Briefs: June 2019

07/01/2019 . 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 June, all of which are found in this month’s publication:

  • A policy brief, Accountability in U.S. Arms Transfers, analyzes accountability mechanisms in U.S. arms transfers and their enforcement as concerns rise over human rights abuses in countries that import American weapons.
  • An issue brief on Executions and the Death Penalty details Egypt’s increasing issuance of death penalty sentences and rate of executions despite reports of torture, due process violations, and international outcry, and this trend’s potential impact on the right to life and the public’s trust in the justice system.
  • A law brief on Egypt’s Bankruptcy Law describes the context and implications of the law, which was passed to relax restrictions on businesses and persons facing bankruptcy and alleviate an important hurdle to enterprise creation.