Ebb of Justice: Egypt’s Constitutional Court as Veto Player in International Disputes

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Nourhan Fahmy Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/ebb-of-justice-egypts-constitutional-court-as-veto-player-in-international-disputes/ Amid a resurgence in international prosecutions and transnational modes of legal accountability, various states implicated in human rights violations have grown wary about potential legal...

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Renewed Arbitrary Detention: Keeping the Egyptian Opposition in Detention

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Amr Ahmed Ibrahim Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/renewed-arbitrary-detention-keeping-the-egyptian-opposition-in-detention/ Renewed arbitrary—or “rotation” of detention—is the act of re-detaining those who have been already granted a release order after the termination of their sentences, a verdict of...

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WORLD REPORT 2022 – Egypt, Events of 2021

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2022/country-chapters/egypt In 2021, authorities escalated the use of the abusive Emergency State Security Courts to prosecute peaceful activists and critics who joined thousands of dissidents already in Egypt’s congested prisons. Courts issued death sentences in mass trials, adding to the...

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Egypt: Legislative Structure of Funds.. the Case of ‘Tahya Misr’

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Abbas Qabbari Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-legislative-structure-of-funds-the-case-of-tahya-misr/ The Mubarak regime expanded establishment of special funds as money safes outside the official state budget, creating a corrupt environment par excellence. The official use of the idea of ​​special funds started in the wake of the...

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A legal review of Sisi’s decision to abolish emergency law

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...

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Egypt: Prosecution’s expanded powers in Constitution & law

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Sherif Hilali Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-prosecutions-expanded-powers-in-constitution-law/ 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...

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Egypt: Escalating violations against pretrial detainees

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Sherif Hilali Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-escalating-violations-against-pretrial-detainees/ In addition to the prolonged pretrial detention and the stereotypical recurrent charges, the Egyptian authorities have committed several other violations against detainees, Read more at original link

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Egypt: Stereotypical charges and legal framework of pretrial detention

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Sherif Hilali Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-stereotypical-charges-and-legal-framework-of-pretrial-detention/ The political and human rights activists arrested by security forces are always subjected to several recurrent stereotypical accusations, derived from the Egyptian Penal Code (Law No. 58 of 1937), the Anti-Terrorism Law...

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Egypt: Prosecution’s recycling of cases against dissidents

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Sherif Hilali Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-prosecutions-recycling-of-cases-against-dissidents/ Case recycling is a term that has become well-known in Egyptian human rights circles and even at the international level, and related to the Egyptian judicial system. Case recycling occurs when the prosecution brings a new case against...

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Egypt’s Constitutional Court Half a Century of Transformations

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Abbas Qabbari Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypts-constitutional-court-half-a-century-of-transformations/ In September 2021, Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) marked its golden jubilee (the 50th. anniversary of its inception), as it was established under the 1971 Constitution to succeed the High Court, which had been...

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Human Rights In Egypt Between Law And Reality (2)

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Noura El Hafiane Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/human-rights-in-egypt-between-law-and-reality-2/ The previous part of the study addressed the key rights and freedoms that are widely violated by the authorities in Egypt despite the international and regional treaties, agreements and covenants as well as the Egyptian Constitution itself...

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Human Rights In Egypt Between Law And Reality (1)

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Noura El Hafiane Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/human-rights-in-egypt-between-law-and-reality-1/ Since the 3 July 2013 coup d’etat, Egypt has been witnessing serious human rights violations and repression of basic freedoms, where Egyptians who reject the hegemony of military rule have been exposed to countless killings, torture...

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