TIMEP Brief: LGBTQ Human Rights in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link:  https://timep.org/reports-briefings/timep-briefs/timep-brief-lgbtq-human-rights-in-egypt/ During the rule of former president Hosni Mubarak and under current President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi, the Egyptian government has appealed to its conservative base by positioning itself as a moral authority, instituting...

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New NGO law criticized as mere cosmetic change

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Rana Mamdouh Original Link:  https://madamasr.com/en/2019/07/17/feature/politics/new-ngo-law-criticized-as-mere-cosmetic-change/ Parliament overwhelmingly approved on Monday a new law governing the operations of non-governmental organizations to replace a 2017 law currently in place. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi first called for the 2017 law to be amended in...

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EGYPT: DRAFT NEW NGO LAW RETAINS REPRESSIVE ESSENCE OF OLD ONE

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): Amnesty International Original Link:  https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/mde12/0715/2019/en/ Despite the Egyptian government’s claims to the contrary, a draft new NGO law passed by parliament yesterday preserves the repressive essence of the law of 2017 currently in force and would help perpetuate the devastating crackdown on human rights defenders...

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TIMEP Brief: Draft NGO Law of 2019

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP   Original Link: https://timep.org/reports-briefings/draft-ngo-law-of-2019/   Egypt’s 2019 draft NGO Law governs the process by which domestic and foreign nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) can achieve legal recognition and sets forth provisions on their activities, oversight and monitoring, funding, and sanctions for...

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New judicial heads first in series of appointments under new law granting Sisi power to select judicial leadership

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Madamasr Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2019/07/07/feature/politics/new-judicial-heads-first-in-series-of-appointments-under-new-law-granting-sisi-power-to-select-judicial-leadership/ The heads of two top judicial bodies were sworn in by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday, the first in a series of anticipated appointments following the constitutional...

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Egypt: Series of draconian laws ‘legalizes’ unprecedented repression six years since fall of Morsi

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): Amnesty International Original Link:  https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/07/egypt-series-of-draconian-laws-legalizes-unprecedented-repression-six-years-since-fall-of-morsi/ The Egyptian authorities are attempting to normalize human rights violations by passing a series of laws to “legalize” their escalating crackdown on freedom of expression...

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The Reality of Church Construction in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Ishak Ibrahim Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/the-reality-of-church-construction-in-egypt/ Egypt’s 2016 Church Construction Law established what was, on its face, a streamlined process for the construction of churches, and also provided for a committee to formalize churches which had been built illegally. But...

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Arrests target political figures involved in new coalition to run in 2020 parliamentary elections

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Madamasr   Original Link:  https://madamasr.com/en/2019/06/25/feature/politics/arrests-target-political-figures-involved-in-new-coalition-to-run-in-2020-parliamentary-elections/ Several political figures involved in discussions to form a new political alliance meant to stand in 2020 parliamentary elections were arrested beginning at dawn on Tuesday. At least eight...

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The Working Group on Egypt’s Letter to Secretary of State Pompeo

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): The Working Group on Egypt Original Link:  https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/06/25/working-group-egypts-letter-secretary-state-pompeo Dear Secretary Pompeo, We write to ask you to express concern publicly and privately about the abysmal conditions of political detainees in Egypt, as highlighted by the June 17 death of former president Mohammad Morsi. ...

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Parliament approves laws allowing Sisi to select judicial heads, stalemate continues over Council of Judicial Bodies

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Rana Mamdouh Original Link:  https://madamasr.com/en/2019/06/24/feature/politics/parliament-approves-laws-allowing-sisi-to-select-judicial-heads-stalemate-continues-over-council-of-judicial-bodies/ On June 6, Parliament approved two laws that regulate how the heads of Egypt’s top judicial bodies are selected, granting the president greater powers over the...

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TIMEP Brief: Bankruptcy Law

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/reports-briefings/egypts-bankruptcy-law/ The Bankruptcy Law eliminates prison sentences for individuals who declare bankruptcy, except in cases of fraudulent behavior, though it increases the penalties for those individuals convicted of bankruptcy fraud. The law also creates mechanisms that...

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EGYPT: GROSS HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS UNDER PRESIDENT AL-SISI -AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL SUBMISSION FOR THE UN UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW, 34TH SESSION OF THE UPR WORKING GROUP, NOVEMBER 2019

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): Amnesty International Original Link: https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/MDE1202532019ENGLISH.pdf This submission was prepared for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Egypt in November 2019. In it, Amnesty International evaluates the implementation of recommendations made to Egypt in its previous UPR, including in relation to freedom of...

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