TIMEP Brief: Right to Due Process in Egypt

Source: Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy

Author(s): N/A

Original Link: https://timep.org/special-reports/timep-brief-right-to-due-process-in-egypt/

  • Mass trials, politicized death sentences, civilian trials in military courts, prolonged pretrial detention, and forced disappearances are all common violations of due process that occur in Egypt.
  • It is estimated that three to four people were forcibly disappeared every day on average in 2015 and 2016.
  • The use of such tactics undermines the rule of law in the country and faith in the independence and integrity of the judicial process, which is of particular concern given an increased number of executions carried out since the end of 2017.

Overall Situation:

The most common violations of the right to due process in Egypt are civilian trials in military courts, mass trials, mass death sentences, the widespread use of prolonged pretrial detention, and forced disappearances. Often, though not always, these violations occur in combination, and at times they appear to be politicized, raising serious questions about the political independence of Egypt’s judiciary….

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