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Human Rights and the State in Morocco: Impact of the 20 February Movement
The 2011 movement has revitalized the human rights approach to politics and social problems, and culminated a decades-long struggle to peacefully and gradually move to a social rights-based contract with the state. Such a state of affairs no longer seems far off. Read More
Podcast: The Challenges Facing Social Mobilization in Egypt
In the aftermath of the 2011 uprising, the Arab Reform Initiative launched a series of studies that captured the spirit of the Tahrir gatherings and the social mobilization that flourished during the window of opportunity that briefly opened.
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Reforming the Judiciary in Morocco: A Compiled Report
In the face of manipulation, interference and even outright control by many governments in the region, law-makers and judges in several Arab countries have launched campaigns to strengthen the independence of the judiciary and protect the credibility and prestige of its members
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Iraq: Eroded Institutions, Sectarianism and Iranian Influence
Iran’s increasing influence inside Iraq encouraged governing Iraqi political actors to use the Constitution and other laws to further sectarianize the country, crippling the functioning of Iraqi institutions. Read More
The State and Human Rights Organizations in Egypt: A Problem of Political Culture or a Structural Crisis?
Egyptian rights groups must build wider social and political networks and alliances to enable them to influence state decisions and represent rights holders to be able to confront a context of restrictions and a status quo that blocks the construction of a modern democratic state. Read More
KRG Referendum: A Unilateral Decision within a Polarized Region
The aftermath of the referendum brought to the fore the ongoing rivalry between Erbil and Sulaymaniyah. It also gave Baghdad an opportunity to further meddle in internal Kurdish rifts. Read More
Human Rights Action and Social Movements in Morocco
In starting to bridge the gap with movements calling for social and economic rights in Morocco, rights actors collide with existing economic and political arrangements and the entrenched networks of patronage. This will be their challenge for years to come. Read More
Amongst its strategic objectives, ARI seeks to open a space for informed dialogue between representatives of different communities of each state to reflect their desire to live together and define the governance mechanisms to manage inter-societal relations.
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EFFERVESCENT EGYPT: Venues of Mobilization and the Interrupted Legacy of 2011
The arrival of al-Sisi to power halted a striking rise in social movements that flourished post-2011. This publication provides lessons learned and a rare glimpse of their organization, challenges and achievements. Read More
Rights and Politics: Human Rights Action and Socio-economic Struggles in Tunisia
In the struggle for social and economic rights, human rights actors need to scrutinize their role and tactics and explore avenues to address issues of representation and brokerage between human rights defenders and right-bearers. Read More