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 >>

​​​​​​​Church Law in Egypt: Restriction of Religious Rites in al-Furn – Minya

There is a new development regarding the crisis of prohibiting worshipers from praying in a church in the village of Minya. Last August, an Egyptian Cabinet spokesman sai... more >>

Dismissing the State Council President: Backtracking on a Presidential Promise

On August 3, 2017, a decree was issued dismissing Judge Shukri Sader from the presidency of the State Council and appointing Judge Henry Khoury in his place. There were f... more >>

Dismissing Lebanese Judges: Purging the Judiciary of Its Best Personnel

We recently witnessed the longest work stoppage by Lebanon’s judges in the country’s history. It began on July 20, 2017, the day after parliament approved a b... more >>

Lebanese Judges on Strike (1970-1990): Disciplining Dissent

When, in late July, Lebanese judges refrained the second time this year from working –a rarity in Lebanon’s modern history– the debate over the legality... more >>

A Statement by the Lebanese Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary

Editor’s Note: On July 19, 2017, the Lebanese Supreme Judicial Council called upon judges to go on strike following parliament’s enactment of a law that compr... 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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