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Egypt Vows Police Reform Amid Mounting Public Criticism

Egypt’s government has vowed to reform the country’s police force by enforcing new laws to curb its authority and regulate individual policemen’s daily interactions with citizens, Prime Minister Sherif Ismail announced on Monday.

Prime minister promises new ‘model police stations’ to appease outraged public

The Egyptian government is planning to create “model police stations” to provide “distinguished services” to citizens, Prime Minister Sherif Ismail announced Monday, adding that the stations would open nationwide within two and a half years.

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 …

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 …

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 …