The Court Case Spotlight is an ever-expanding, interactive tool tracking the capacity and capability of the judiciary by highlighting over 50 representative cases in the Egyptian judiciary.
Five years ago today, security forces dispersed the protest camp at Raba’a al-Adaweya Square, killing at least 607–932 protesters.
Dynamics between the Ministry of Justice, the judiciary, the public prosecution, and the Ministry of Interior—the various components of Egypt’s justice system—are intertwined and interrelated.
The experience of Egypt should be viewed as an opportunity that should be seized to articulate a distinctly Egyptian concept of transition.
Investigations, prosecutions, and trials are considered fundamental components of most transitional justice policies. Domestic judicial processes in particular are often assessed and considered before alternative hybrid or international tribunals are
Common Court System The common court system is made up of three tiers: Courts of First Instance, Courts of Appeal, and the Court of Cassation. The structure and jurisdiction of
TIMEP’s Transitional Justice Project (TJP) is an innovative, timely project that addresses crucial issues at the heart of the transitions in the Middle East and fills an important knowledge gap on these issues. The project, founded by Legal and Judicial Director Mai El-Sadany and supported by TIMEP staff, enables a much-needed dialogue on the definition and role of transitional justice in the countries of the Arab world, the potential shapes that such transitional justice policies may take, the mechanisms of transitional justice that have already been attempted in the region, and the capacity and willingness of the society, state, and international community to see transitional justice policies through to their fruition.
An introduction and detailed methodology for the project is available here.