The Right to Know: Egyptian Bill is Toothless

In connection with the Egyptian Constitution’s guarantee of citizens’ right to access information, data, and official documents,[1] the Supreme Council for Media Regulation held ...Read More >>

Ignoring the Plight of Lebanon’s Foreign Domestic Workers: A Bengali Woman’s Abortion

On February 27, 2013, one of the Internal Security Forces’ detachments received a call about a Bengali woman who had be admitted to  a hospital’s emergency ward with severe ...Read More >>

Humanitarianism in an Urban Lebanese Setting: Missed Opportunities

Prior to the arrival of Syrian refugees and international humanitarian agencies in 2011, the Akkar region in northern Lebanon bordering Syria has rarely made global headlines. However, this ...Read More >>

The Forced Evacuation of Egypt’s Ashwa’iyyat

 On Sunday, July 16, 2017, as part of the Egyptian state bodies’ campaign against illegal construction on state-owned lands, the residents of al-Warraq island in the Giza governor...Read More >>

Egypt's Trade Union Law: Closing in on Egypt’s Trade Union Movement

In another step restricting the right to organize, Egyptian Parliament approved a draft law submitted by the government on “trade union organizations and the protection of the right to...Read More >>

A Principled Decision in the Case of Manal Assi: The Demise of the Macho?

 On November 2, 2017, Lebanon’s Court of Cassation issued a principled decision in the Manal Assi case, sentencing her husband, Mohammad al-Nhaily, to 18 years imprisonment for mu...Read More >>

Is Iran’s New Law on Political Crimes a Step Forward?

On October 30, 2017, more than a year after the Law on Political Crimes entered into force, Iran’s first ever jury for the prosecution of “political crimes” was sworn in Te...Read More >>

Bringing Justice to Benghazi: City of Mines

Preamble On September 25, 2017, the Wahbi al-Bouri Cultural Center in Benghazi’s area 602 screened a documentary about mines. The documentary was prepared by Libyan journalist Khadi...Read More >>

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