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Insecurity under Egypt’s ‘security’ forces

“We are like God; we give orders to be obeyed,” was the blunt and blatant revelation from one interior ministry officer. This is the sense of superiority with which Egypt’s security forces operate, and the divine-like aura they carry around with them is mirrored in an escalating series of what …

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Parliaments: Roles and responsibilities in good security sector governance

This SSR Backgrounder is about the roles and responsibilities of parliaments in good security sector governance (SSG). While parliaments are unique to each political and legal system, all share similar functions that make them central actors in ensuring good SSG in every democracy. This backgrounder explains how parliaments can apply …

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The Justice Sector: Roles and responsibilities in good security sector governance

This SSR Backgrounder is about the roles and responsibilities of the justice sector in good security sector governance (SSG). The justice sector plays a role in providing security by upholding the rule of law, but it also plays a role in democratic oversight of the security sector by holding security …

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The Police: Roles and responsibilities in good security sector governance

This SSR Backgrounder is about the roles and responsibilities of police in good security sector governance (SSG). Because of their special powers and their proximity to the population, how the police do their work directly affects the security of individuals and communities on a daily basis, as well as the …

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Shubra El-Kheima’s abused lawyers seek justice, demand police reform

nsults, arrests, assaults, shootings, and even torture to death are a few examples of what Egyptian lawyers have endured under the current police system. In the end, a few words from ministerial officials are enough to overshadow the seriousness of police brutality towards holders of such a prestigious and ‘hectic’ …

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