The Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East hosted a roundtable discussion with former MP Dr. Amr Hamzawy and Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies Director Mr. Bahey el Din Hassan on the emerging politics and the unsettling human rights environment in Egypt.

Hariri Center Director Michele Dunne moderated the event.

Dr. Hamzawy focused his remarks on potential solutions and recommendations for Egyptian political forces to reconcile in a highly polarized environment. Mr. Hassan noted that current human rights climate problems are related to civil unrest against a backdrop increased insecurity and a return to old repressive policies; he expressed particular concern about the possible imminent approval of a highly restrictive NGO law.