President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi apologised to lawyers earlier this week for “the individual act” of a police officer assaulting a lawyer at a police station in the Nile Delta city of Damietta. However, he stopped short of suggesting a plan to end police abuses which rights organisations say are rampant in Egypt under the …
The Ministry of Interior opened the new 15th of May Prison on Thursday, to reduce overcrowding inside security directorates and police stations.
Egypt’s sovereign ministries, including defense, interior and foreign ministries, met on Monday during a four-hour closed-door meeting to decide on the financial corruption settlement law and the formation and terms of reference for the National Committee of Experts for Financial Settlment and Reconciliation, daily newspaper Al-Watan reported. The newspaper said that the Transitional Justice Minister …
“We have given up our feminine clothes for the military uniform,” read two large banners held up by a group of 15 young women outside Cairo University.
Egypt’s Ministry of Interior commenced on Sunday a new national strategy aimed at combating violence against women on all levels.
Transitional Justice Minister Ibrahim al-Heneidi said the Legislative Reform Committee has discussed amendments to the Prisons Act that support the right of a prisoner to contact the outside world.
THE SPARK OF ARAB-MAJORITY UPRISINGS The Arab-Majority Uprisings1 were principally sparked by the brutality of the security sector in almost every single country where they occurred. In Tunisia, Mohammed Bouazizi’s self-immolation, following an insult by a policewoman in December 2010, triggered the uprising.
As the Arab Spring has renewed Western interest in the political, as well as military, role of Arab armed forces, reform—rather than mere assistance—is crucial. In this monograph, the author focuses on the structural aspects of reform from which the Arab Spring forces would benefit.
The roots of the contemporary Egyptian army go back to the 19th century, when Mohammed Ali Pacha decided to create a powerful body to defeat Ottoman rule. Since then, the Egyptian army has been involved in several important wars, most importantly the Egyptian-Ottoman wars (1831-1833 and 1839-1841), the Six Days …
Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb formed a committee on Wednesday tasked with modifying the borders of Egypt’s governorates, as proposed by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during his presidential campaign.