Mai El-Sadany

@maitelsadany

Human Rights Lawyer | Legal and Judicial Director at | & Alumna

Washington, DC
Joined May 2011

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    Our nomination process for the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award is now open! Past laureates include activist , , and Venezuelan activist . Recommend a human rights defender or organization today!

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    NEW: As Tunisia's truth commission starts its final conference, TIMEP contributor explores how political forces sought to undermine transitional justice:

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    We’ve reached the blaming children they’ve murdered for their own death stage of the Trump presidency

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    After 4.5 years of work, 's Truth & Dignity Commission (Instance Vérité et Dignité- IVD), set up to investigate rights violations committed since 1955, holds its closing conference today & tmrw (Dec 14-15). You can follow along in English here

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    8 hours ago

    Sihem Bensedrine, chairperson of 's : acknowledging the truth is essential if the state is to rebuild confidence among its citizens.

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    8 hours ago

    "ultimate aim of this process is reconcilation..w/state. Tunisians must feel this is their state, their protector & they will defend their homeland firmly. You cannot have a policeman in every corner of the country" - SBS

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    8 hours ago

    Opening of final trans justice conf. in Tunisia, head of IVD begins by deploring absence of high officials: "this absence signifies their reluctance to observe constitution...carry out necessary reforms needed for consolidation of rule of law."

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    7 hours ago

    Outside there are two loud groups of protesters, one supportive of the commission, one opposed. Security forces currently standing between them.

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    7 hours ago

    Truth and Dignity Commission president Sihem Bensedrine opened this conference by calling out the government for not sending a delegate, which she said was a sign of their “reluctance” to carry out transitional justice.

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    8 hours ago

    Happening now in Tunis: Tunisia’s post-revolutionary truth commission holds event marking the end of four years of investigations into torture, disappearances & other alleged government abuses

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    The United States Senate has unanimously passed a resolution saying they believe Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi and calling on the Saudi government to hold all of those responsible accountable for the murder.

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    NEWS: The Senate passes a resolution to, for the first time in history, use the War Powers Resolution to halt U.S. support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. The vote is a major rebuke to the White House, which lobbied furiously against it. Final tally was 56 to 41.

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  14. 23 hours ago

    "But when an individual who has lived most of her life enjoying the relative peace and prosperity of the United States is killed because she chose to go help the victims of a faraway war, don’t we owe it to her to acknowledge her sacrifice...?" -

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    Dec 12

    December 10, European Ministers of Foreign Affairs unanimously approved the Dutch proposal for the EU-wide Magnitsky Act

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  16. Dec 13

    Our new Law Brief explores Egypt's 2018 media law, tracks how it has been implemented in the 3.5 months since its passage, and explores its likely impact on the independence of the media as an institution. Read more here:

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  17. Dec 13

    Earlier this year, passed a new media law which authorizes the state to block & censor content; prohibits even social media users w/ 5,000 followers from spreading what it deems to be false news; and subjects outlets to extensive licensing requirements.

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    Dec 13

    NEW: Egypt's most recent media regulation law grants authorities broad discretion to censor or block content and severely constrains the ability of media and even everyday citizens to speak freely. Learn more about the law's significance in our brief:

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    Dec 13

    Syrian sculptor and former prisoner Suhail Dhiban arrested by regime while on his way from his residence Jaramana rural Damascus to Sweida. Works by Suhail include Hentah, wheat in Arabic, which he dedicated to , founder and editor of Hentah Magazine killed by IS.

    سهيل ذيبان
    حنطة
    عمل له في عاليه لبنان
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    Dec 13

    My new piece on the importance of delinking public institutions from the Syrian regime’s political agenda, before shifting to reconstruction and pushing people to return. Absent this, will not see any stability in the future.

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