Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies
Author(s): Ali Shaikhoun
Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/a-legal-review-of-sisis-decision-to-abolish-emergency-law/
The Egyptian media have cheered Sisi’s decision to abolish the Emergency Law No. 162 of 1958 and its amendments; and many of those who voluntarily listen to the propaganda of Egyptian pro-regime media have rejoiced, hoping that this decision would achieve some justice, freedom and human rights, contrary to the bitter truth in this regard.
In pursuit of the truth about the abolition of the state of emergency in Egypt, the author has reviewed the Emergency Law No. 162 of 1958 and its amendments (the last of which was issued on 6 May / Law 22 of 2020), Law No. 8 of 2015 on identifying terrorist organizations and regulating terrorist lists, and its amendments (the last of which was issued on 3 March 2020 / Law 14 of 2020), and the Anti-Terrorism Law No. 94 of 2015 and its amendments (the latest of which was issued on 3 March 2020 / Law No. 15 of 2020), and Law 149 of 2019 regulating the practice of civil work.
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