Public Hearings for the Victims of Torture: The Presence of the Absent Torturer

Tunisia’s Truth and Dignity Commission dedicated its first public hearings to the victims of grave human rights violations. Those accused of involvement in these vimore >>

Khitan in Egypt: From Penal Code to Judicial Practice

In December 2016, the Suez Criminal Court sentenced a doctor who performed [what is commonly referred to as] female circumcision (khitan) [or female genital mutilation], more >>

​​​​​​​Bill Curbing Civil Society in Egypt: A Legal Appraisal

On November 30, 2016, the Egyptian parliament suddenly approved a secretly-drafted bill regulating the work of civic associations, with no public discussion at a time whemore >>

Children’s Rights Violations in the Context of the Civil and Youth Movement (#YouStink)... more >>

The Launch of the ‘Judicial Independence: a Social Priority in Lebanon’ Project... more >>

Civil Society Backs Families of Missing After Calls to Reconsider Lebanese State Council Decision... more >>

Open Letter to Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam... more >>

​​​​​​​Former Tunisian President Marzouki: Reform Battle is Taking Place within Judiciary

Editor’s note: On December 30, 2000, the Court of First Instance in Tunis ruled to imprison Moncef Marzouki for an entire year on charges connected to his rights-ba... more >>

​​​​​​​Capitalism and Lebanon’s Coast: Drawing Lines of Division in the Sand

Comment 1:  Honestly, as a Lebanese person, I could care less about Ramlet beach because the only people who go there are Syrians and Palestinians and filth and tras... more >>

Beyond Combating Modern Slavery: Developing the Judge’s Social Role

On March 13, 2017, Summary Affairs Judge in Beirut Jaad Maalouf issued a decision denying a claim to recover possession of a foreign [domestic] worker. According to the r... more >>

Lebanese Municipalities: Regulating Refugee Presence is “Our Jurisdiction”

Before closing his vegetables shop located in Beirut’s southern suburb [Dahieh], Syrian refugee Mahmoud, 33 years of age and father of two, depended on his income t... more >>

Restricting Travel by Libyan Women: Interpretations and Repercussions

The system of Libyan legislations pertaining to women has undergone various developments and transformations, but since late last century they have followed the same patt... more >>

How to end interference in the judiciary?

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Open the Doors

More than 24,700 children live in orphanages; this is more than 2% of Lebanese children. Around 90% of them are not orphans, but children from poor families unable to care for them... more >>

Homosexuality is not a crime

In Lebanon, homosexuals continue to be arrested and prosecuted for their sexual orientation, based on Article 534 of the Criminal Code, which sanctions “sexual intercourse ag... more >>

Testimony of Former General Ahmad Agheilovi in the case of Braka coast

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Advocate for the rights of "day-workers" in court

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