Cairo 52 is a research institute, that aims to restore the balance to the scale of justice by reproducing simplified legal materials and connecting those materials to the concept of basic human rights, as it was stated in national and international laws and as it is protected in the Egyptian constitution.

The institute will enable people access to know their full legal rights, as stated in the Egyptian Constitution and international law, without misleading or failing to fully state the facts to persons in the event that they appear before the law enforcers.

The institute was established by a group of people, who are passionate about human rights and as an attempt to break the chains that were imposed by the elites of the Egyptian society on all those who sought change in defiance of the policy of gagging the voices of change imposed by the Egyptian state, by its people and its government.

ElKarakhana: History of Sex Working in Modern Egypt between Legalization and Criminalization.

In this paper we examine the legislative history of the issue of sex working in modern Egypt and the legal path the Egyptian lawmaker took to address this issue from legalization to criminalization and how that reflected on other aspects of bodily and sexual rights in Egypt, in this paper you will find detailed legal history of laws, regulations and courts decisions that impacted bodily and sexual freedoms and the sex work profession in particular from 1834 to 2019.




Tina is back home

After more than a year of imprisonment, a year of restriction of freedom, a year of respect or considering her gender identity.
Tina returned to Cyprus, her family and loved ones.
With this return, we wish her recovery from what she went through and all the love.
Congratulations and special thanks to everyone who participated in collecting signatures during the Tina support campaign.
And all of this would not have been possible without the support of our success partners.
This case and others show again the problem of detention places for transgender individuals in Egypt, due to the lack of regulations in the matter, trans individuals have to endure solitary confinement or being detained in a cell block that does not reflect their chosen gender identity

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