Egypt: Prosecution’s expanded powers in Constitution & law

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies

Author(s): Sherif Hilali

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The approach of the Egyptian Constitution of 2014 related to the rules of pretrial detention has been criticized for lack of clear guarantees in this regard, including the need to state that the pretrial detention order should be issued by a judge, not by the Public Prosecution; that the pretrial detention order should be written, not oral, where the reasons shall be clearly stated; that the pretrial detention should be limited to charges related to grave and dangerous crimes; and that there should be a proportionality in this matter.

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