Egypt’s death penalty crisis ranks among the most pressing human rights crises in the world. Under the rule of President Abdelfattah el-Sisi, the death penalty has been applied unlawfully and widely; thousands of people in Egypt, including children, have received preliminary death sentences under Egypt’s current regime, many in patently unfair mass trials.
In response to this crisis, Reprieve and the Daftar Ahwal Data Research Center (Daftar Ahwal) created the Egypt Death Penalty Index, a mapping project that aims to track every death sentence recommended by Egyptian courts between the 2011 revolution that unseated Egypt’s long-time military ruler Hosni Mubarak and 23 September 2018 (the day we stopped gathering data for this project). The Index is intended to act as a free, centralised open source database for anyone wishing to learn more about Egypt’s application of the death penalty as a whole, or about individual capital trials or defendants.
Going forward, Reprieve and Daftar Ahwal hope to update the Index periodically so that it remains as accurate and up to date possible. Our hope is that the Index will act as a running, real time approximation of capital punishment in Egypt, and will serve as a valuable resource to defendants and their families, human rights defenders, and international actors seeking to limit the scope of Egypt’s application of the death penalty.
The Index was developed as a joint initiative by Reprieve and Daftar Ahwal.
Reprieve is a registered charity in England and Wales that carries out legal action work in various countries around the world. Reprieve uses strategic interventions to end the use of the death penalty globally, and secret prisons and state-sanctioned assassinations in the context of the so-called “war on terror”. Reprieve has extensive experience working on death penalty cases in Egypt and has focused particularly on juveniles facing death sentences.
Daftar Ahwal is an independent Egyptian research center dedicated to producing open databases and analyzing Big Data around political incidents and data-driven social research in Egypt without any policy position or advocacy. Daftar Ahwal is responsible for the well-known Wikithawra website, a statistical database tracking information related to Egypt’s 2011 revolution.
This project has been supported with German Federal Foreign Office funding from ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen), Funding Programme Zivik.
Egypt Death Penalty Index Privacy Statement
The Egypt Death Penalty Index and data privacy
The Egypt Death Penalty Index (http://www.egyptdeathpenaltyindex.com/) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This privacy statement applies in relation to the Egypt Death Penalty Index (hereinafter referred to as ‘Egypt Death Penalty Index’ or ‘our initiative’). The Egypt Death Penalty Index is a joint initiative of Daftar Ahwal, an independent research center for archiving, documentation, statistics and studies, registered according to the Egyptian law; and Reprieve, a company limited by guarantee incorporated in England and Wales, registered company number 5777831, and a registered charity in England and Wales, charity number 1114900. Reprieve’s registered office address is 10 Queen Street Place, London, EC4R 1BE (hereinafter, Reprieve and Daftar Ahwal are referred to as “we, our or us”).
The Egypt Death Penalty Index is hosted separately from Reprieve’s main website]. This privacy statement sets out the basis on which the Egypt Death Penalty Index, Reprieve and Daftar Ahwal will process any personal information that we may collect about you as a visitor to the Egypt Death Penalty Index website.
The information that we collect about you
We may collect and process the following information about you:
The uses that we make of your information
We may use your information for the following purposes:
We may from time to time review information about you held in our systems – including the contents of and other information related to your email and other communications with us – for compliance and business-protection purposes as described above. This may include reviews for the purposes of disclosure of information relevant to litigation and/or reviews of records relevant to internal or external regulatory or criminal investigations. To the extent permitted by applicable law these reviews will be conducted in a reasonable and proportionate way and approved at an appropriate level of Reprieve’s management. They may ultimately involve disclosure of your information to governmental agencies and litigation counterparties as described below. Your emails and other communications may also occasionally be accessed by persons other than the member of staff with whom they are exchanged for ordinary management purposes (for example, where necessary when a staff member is out of the office, is no longer involved in the Egypt Death Penalty Index initiative, or has left Reprieve or Daftar Ahwal).
We will only process your personal information as necessary so that we can pursue the purposes described above, and then only where we have concluded that our processing does not prejudice you or your privacy in a way that would override our legitimate interest in pursuing those purposes. In exceptional circumstances we may also be required by law to disclose or otherwise process your personal information. We will tell you, when we ask you to provide information about yourself, if provision of the requested information is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation or, on the other hand, if it is purely voluntary and there will be no implications if you decline to provide the information. Otherwise you should assume that we need the information for our organisation or compliance purposes (as described above). If you are uncertain as to the Egypt Death Penalty Index’s need for information that we request from you, please contact the Egypt Death Penalty Index representative asking for the information, or Contact us (see below), with your query.
If we are using your sensitive personal data (including personal data relating to your racial or ethnic origin, political, religious and philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, sexual orientation or health, we will only do so with your explicit consent or, if otherwise, only to the extent permitted by applicable law.
Disclosure and international transfer of your information
We may disclose personal information about you, where reasonably necessary for the various purposes set out above:
These disclosures may involve transferring your personal information overseas. If you are dealing with us within the European Economic Area (or the UK, after it has left the European Economic Area), you should be aware that this may include transfers to countries outside the European Economic Area / UK, which do not have similarly strict data privacy laws. In those cases, where we transfer personal data to other members of the Reprieve group, to Daftar Ahwal or our service providers, we will ensure that our arrangements with them are governed by data transfer agreements, designed to ensure that your personal information is protected, on terms approved for this purpose by the European Commission. Please Contact us (see below) if you would like to know whether any such agreements are in place or, if so, to see a copy.
Retention and deletion of your information
We will delete the information that we hold about you when we no longer need it. For specific information about our record retention policies, please contact us (see below).
You may have a right of access to the personal information that we hold about you, and to some related information, under data protection law. You can also require any inaccurate personal information to be corrected or deleted. You can object to our use of your personal information for direct marketing purposes at any time and you may have the right to object to our processing of some or all of your personal information (and require them to be deleted) in some other circumstances.
If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us as set out below. You can also lodge a complaint about our processing of your personal information with the Information Commissioners Office.
We welcome questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy statement and our processing of personal information. Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 553 8140.
Changes to this policy
Any changes we make to this privacy statement in the future will be posted to the Egypt Death Penalty Index website at http://www.egyptdeathpenaltyindex.com/ and also available if you contact us. Please check back frequently to see any change.
These terms tell you the rules for using our Egypt Death Penalty Index website (http://www.egyptdeathpenaltyindex.com/) / (“our site”).
1-WHO WE ARE AND HOW TO CONTACT US
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3-OTHER TERMS THAT MAY APPLY TO YOU
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5-using MATERIAL ON OUR SITE
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Acceptable Use Policy
www.egyptdeathpenaltyindex.com is a joint initiative of Daftar Ahwal, an independent research center for archiving, documentation, statistics and studies, registered according to Egyptian law; and Reprieve, a company limited by guarantee incorporated in England and Wales, registered company number 5777831, and a registered charity in England and Wales, charity number 1114900. Reprieve’s registered office address is 10 Queen Street Place, London, EC4R 1BE (“we, our or us”).
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Last updated: 14 March 2019