What Egypt’s Court Ruling on Protest Law Means

Source: Middle East Institute
Author(s): David Risley

Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/content/article/what-egypt-s-court-ruling-protest-law-means

Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court (S.C.C.) recently ruled that a central element of the country’s controversial Protest Law relating to police power to ban public demonstrations is unconstitutional.

Article 73 of the constitution states in its first paragraph, “Citizens shall have the right to organize public meetings, marches, demonstrations and all forms of peaceful protests, without carrying arms of any kind, by serving a notification as regulated by Law.”…

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