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 >>

Egyptian Court to Government: Rehabilitate Informal Areas

On December 24, 2016, Egypt’s High Administrative Court issued a ruling to put into effect a constitutional mandate set out in Article 78 of the 2017 Egyptian Const... more >>

Egypt’s Supreme Administrative Court: Striking is a Right, Not a Crime

On June 17, 2017, the Supreme Administrative Court in Egypt, presided over by Advisor Muhammad Mahir Abu al-Aynayn, issued a ruling sketching for parliament the controls ... more >>

Egyptian High Court Bans Removal of Martyr Memorials

On May 20, 2017, Egypt’s High Administrative Court (First Division) issued a historic ruling. The ruling set down the values of loyalty, appreciation, and recogniti... more >>

​​​​​​​Bearing Witness in Tunisia: Injustice in the Eyes of its Victims

Interview with Khamis al-Shammari, Mohammed Abbo, and Saleh al-Mansouri Editor’s note: In 1969, the State Security Court of Tunisia sentenced Khamis al-Shammari,... more >>

The Libyan Migrant Route: Torture on Land and Terror at Sea

Libya has a coastline that runs approximately 2,000kms along the Mediterranean Sea, the country lies close to southern Europe, and it shares 4,000kms with six countries. ... 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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