Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Egypt http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Law Students Protest Ban on Being Hired as Prosecutors http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404183_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures; Education; Judiciary; Constitution - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404183_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Draft Law Regulating the Relationship Between Employees and Employers During Strikes http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404154_text Civil rights and liberties; Labor; Labor-management relations - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404154_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Presidential Decree Enhances Punishments Against Legal Persons and Individuals Receiving Foreign Funding http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404137_text Civil rights and liberties; Crime and law enforcement; Human rights - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404137_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Rape and Sexual Assault Suspects Referred to Criminal Court http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404037_text Crime and law enforcement; Criminal procedure; Sex offenses - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404037_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Presidential Decree Amending the Law on Money Laundering to Combat Terrorism http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403980_text Crime and law enforcement; Money laundering; Terrorism - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 20 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403980_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt; International Criminal Court: Petition from Muslim Brotherhood Rejected http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403976_text Crime and law enforcement; International organizations; Judiciary - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 12 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403976_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Ministry Points Out Right of Appeal for Convicted Muslim Brotherhood Members http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403959_text Capital punishment; Crime and law enforcement; Criminal procedure - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 01 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403959_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Debate over Right of Interim President to Regulate Parliamentary Elections http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403946_text Constitution; Elections and politics - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403946_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Council of Ministers Issues Decree Classifying Muslim Brotherhood as Terrorist Organization http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403930_text Associations; Terrorism - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403930_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Defense Lawyers Try to Appeal Death Sentences for Muslim Brotherhood Defendants http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403919_text Capital punishment; Criminal procedure; Lawyers and legal services - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403919_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: New Decree Regulating Presidential Elections http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403894_text Elections and politics - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403894_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Three Individuals Sentenced for Posting Signs Saying "No to the New Constitution" http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403879_text Crime and law enforcement; Freedom of speech - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403879_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Constitution Approved in Popular Referendum http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403846_text Constitution - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403846_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Enhancement of Penalties on Crimes Related to Electoral Process http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403831_text Crime and law enforcement; Elections and politics - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403831_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: New Law Allows Individuals to Vote at Any Polling Place http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403829_text Constitution; Elections and politics; Voting rights - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403829_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: President Approves Anti-Protest Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403797_text Civil rights and liberties; Protest and dissent - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403797_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Draft Law to Regulate the Establishment and Funding of Non-Governmental Organizations http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403802_text Nongovernmental organizations - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403802_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Women Sentenced to Prison Term for Anti-Government Demonstration http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403787_text Crime and law enforcement; Freedom of speech - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403787_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Court of Appeals Reinstates the Former General Prosecutor http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403531_text Judiciary - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403531_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Council of Ministers Approves Draft Law Allowing Issuance of Islamic Bonds http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403511_text Economics and Public Finance - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403511_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Supreme Constitutional Court Declares Draft Election Law Unconstitutional http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403492_text Elections and politics - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403492_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Government Decides to Postpone Implementation of Real Property Tax Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403400_text Taxation - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 09 Nov 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403400_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Constitutional Court Objects to Its Status in New Draft Constitution http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403385_text Constitution - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January The assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution for Egypt released a preliminary draft, available in Arabic, on its website (last visited Oct. 25, 2012). On October 16, 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 01 Nov 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403385_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: President Issues New Constitutional Declaration http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403282_text Constitution - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January The assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution for Egypt released a preliminary draft, available in Arabic, on its website (last visited Oct. 25, 2012). On October 16, 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court On August 12, 2012, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration, repealing the June 2012 Declaration issued by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) that had effectively stripped the legislature and the executive... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 15 Aug 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403282_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Presidential Decree Reinstates the Dissolved Parliament, Court Invalidates Decree http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403237_text Constitution - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January The assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution for Egypt released a preliminary draft, available in Arabic, on its website (last visited Oct. 25, 2012). On October 16, 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court On August 12, 2012, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration, repealing the June 2012 Declaration issued by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) that had effectively stripped the legislature and the executive On July 8, 2012, Egypt's recently elected President Muhammed Morsi issued Decree No. 11-2012 to restore the Parliament, which had been dissolved by a previous decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The Decree also states that... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403237_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Supreme Council of Armed Forces Issues a New Supplementary Constitutional Declaration http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403209_text Constitution - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January The assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution for Egypt released a preliminary draft, available in Arabic, on its website (last visited Oct. 25, 2012). On October 16, 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court On August 12, 2012, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration, repealing the June 2012 Declaration issued by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) that had effectively stripped the legislature and the executive On July 8, 2012, Egypt's recently elected President Muhammed Morsi issued Decree No. 11-2012 to restore the Parliament, which had been dissolved by a previous decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The Decree also states that On June 16, 2012, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a supplementary constitutional declaration amending provisions of the constitutional declaration of 2011. The supplementary declaration amends articles 30, 53, 53/1, 53/2, 56 B,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 25 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403209_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Supreme Constitutional Court Decision Dissolves One-Third of the Parliament http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403195_text Constitution - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January The assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution for Egypt released a preliminary draft, available in Arabic, on its website (last visited Oct. 25, 2012). On October 16, 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court On August 12, 2012, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration, repealing the June 2012 Declaration issued by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) that had effectively stripped the legislature and the executive On July 8, 2012, Egypt's recently elected President Muhammed Morsi issued Decree No. 11-2012 to restore the Parliament, which had been dissolved by a previous decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The Decree also states that On June 16, 2012, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a supplementary constitutional declaration amending provisions of the constitutional declaration of 2011. The supplementary declaration amends articles 30, 53, 53/1, 53/2, 56 B, On June 13, 2012, the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court declared two recently drafted laws unconstitutional. The court ruled that paragraph 1 of article 6 of Law 108-2011, on the structure of the membership of the People's... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 18 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403195_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Former President Mubarak Sentenced to Life in Prison http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403185_text Crime and law enforcement - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January The assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution for Egypt released a preliminary draft, available in Arabic, on its website (last visited Oct. 25, 2012). On October 16, 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court On August 12, 2012, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration, repealing the June 2012 Declaration issued by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) that had effectively stripped the legislature and the executive On July 8, 2012, Egypt's recently elected President Muhammed Morsi issued Decree No. 11-2012 to restore the Parliament, which had been dissolved by a previous decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The Decree also states that On June 16, 2012, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a supplementary constitutional declaration amending provisions of the constitutional declaration of 2011. The supplementary declaration amends articles 30, 53, 53/1, 53/2, 56 B, On June 13, 2012, the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court declared two recently drafted laws unconstitutional. The court ruled that paragraph 1 of article 6 of Law 108-2011, on the structure of the membership of the People's On June 2, 2012, the Criminal Court of Egypt sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison. The same sentence was meted out to the former Minister of Interior (the equivalent of the Secretary of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 07 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403185_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Legislative Attempt to Help Convicted Terrorists http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403158_text Terrorism - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January The assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution for Egypt released a preliminary draft, available in Arabic, on its website (last visited Oct. 25, 2012). On October 16, 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court On August 12, 2012, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration, repealing the June 2012 Declaration issued by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) that had effectively stripped the legislature and the executive On July 8, 2012, Egypt's recently elected President Muhammed Morsi issued Decree No. 11-2012 to restore the Parliament, which had been dissolved by a previous decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The Decree also states that On June 16, 2012, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a supplementary constitutional declaration amending provisions of the constitutional declaration of 2011. The supplementary declaration amends articles 30, 53, 53/1, 53/2, 56 B, On June 13, 2012, the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court declared two recently drafted laws unconstitutional. The court ruled that paragraph 1 of article 6 of Law 108-2011, on the structure of the membership of the People's On June 2, 2012, the Criminal Court of Egypt sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison. The same sentence was meted out to the former Minister of Interior (the equivalent of the Secretary of According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 18 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403158_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Administrative Court Suspends Presidential Elections and Its Decision is Appealed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403142_text Elections and politics - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January The assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution for Egypt released a preliminary draft, available in Arabic, on its website (last visited Oct. 25, 2012). On October 16, 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court On August 12, 2012, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration, repealing the June 2012 Declaration issued by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) that had effectively stripped the legislature and the executive On July 8, 2012, Egypt's recently elected President Muhammed Morsi issued Decree No. 11-2012 to restore the Parliament, which had been dissolved by a previous decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The Decree also states that On June 16, 2012, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a supplementary constitutional declaration amending provisions of the constitutional declaration of 2011. The supplementary declaration amends articles 30, 53, 53/1, 53/2, 56 B, On June 13, 2012, the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court declared two recently drafted laws unconstitutional. The court ruled that paragraph 1 of article 6 of Law 108-2011, on the structure of the membership of the People's On June 2, 2012, the Criminal Court of Egypt sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison. The same sentence was meted out to the former Minister of Interior (the equivalent of the Secretary of According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On May 9, 2012, the Supreme Administrative Court of Egypt rendered a decision to halt all procedures related to the upcoming presidential elections. The Court also stopped the execution of Administrative Decision No. 5-2122, issued by... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 11 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403142_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Draft Law Enhancing Punishment for the Crime of Torture Approved http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403138_text Crime and law enforcement - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January The assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution for Egypt released a preliminary draft, available in Arabic, on its website (last visited Oct. 25, 2012). On October 16, 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court On August 12, 2012, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration, repealing the June 2012 Declaration issued by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) that had effectively stripped the legislature and the executive On July 8, 2012, Egypt's recently elected President Muhammed Morsi issued Decree No. 11-2012 to restore the Parliament, which had been dissolved by a previous decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The Decree also states that On June 16, 2012, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a supplementary constitutional declaration amending provisions of the constitutional declaration of 2011. The supplementary declaration amends articles 30, 53, 53/1, 53/2, 56 B, On June 13, 2012, the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court declared two recently drafted laws unconstitutional. The court ruled that paragraph 1 of article 6 of Law 108-2011, on the structure of the membership of the People's On June 2, 2012, the Criminal Court of Egypt sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison. The same sentence was meted out to the former Minister of Interior (the equivalent of the Secretary of According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On May 9, 2012, the Supreme Administrative Court of Egypt rendered a decision to halt all procedures related to the upcoming presidential elections. The Court also stopped the execution of Administrative Decision No. 5-2122, issued by On May 7, 2012, the Legislative Committee of Egypt's People's Assembly approved the amendment of specific provisions on the crime of torture in the country's penal law. The amendment increases the punishment of public officials who... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 10 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403138_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: People's Assembly Amends Law of 1996 on Military Judiciary http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403135_text Armed forces and national security - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January The assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution for Egypt released a preliminary draft, available in Arabic, on its website (last visited Oct. 25, 2012). On October 16, 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court On August 12, 2012, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration, repealing the June 2012 Declaration issued by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) that had effectively stripped the legislature and the executive On July 8, 2012, Egypt's recently elected President Muhammed Morsi issued Decree No. 11-2012 to restore the Parliament, which had been dissolved by a previous decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The Decree also states that On June 16, 2012, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a supplementary constitutional declaration amending provisions of the constitutional declaration of 2011. The supplementary declaration amends articles 30, 53, 53/1, 53/2, 56 B, On June 13, 2012, the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court declared two recently drafted laws unconstitutional. The court ruled that paragraph 1 of article 6 of Law 108-2011, on the structure of the membership of the People's On June 2, 2012, the Criminal Court of Egypt sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison. The same sentence was meted out to the former Minister of Interior (the equivalent of the Secretary of According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On May 9, 2012, the Supreme Administrative Court of Egypt rendered a decision to halt all procedures related to the upcoming presidential elections. The Court also stopped the execution of Administrative Decision No. 5-2122, issued by On May 7, 2012, the Legislative Committee of Egypt's People's Assembly approved the amendment of specific provisions on the crime of torture in the country's penal law. The amendment increases the punishment of public officials who On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 08 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403135_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Supreme Electoral Commission Disqualifies Ten Candidates from Presidential Race http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403113_text Elections and politics - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January The assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution for Egypt released a preliminary draft, available in Arabic, on its website (last visited Oct. 25, 2012). On October 16, 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court On August 12, 2012, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration, repealing the June 2012 Declaration issued by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) that had effectively stripped the legislature and the executive On July 8, 2012, Egypt's recently elected President Muhammed Morsi issued Decree No. 11-2012 to restore the Parliament, which had been dissolved by a previous decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The Decree also states that On June 16, 2012, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a supplementary constitutional declaration amending provisions of the constitutional declaration of 2011. The supplementary declaration amends articles 30, 53, 53/1, 53/2, 56 B, On June 13, 2012, the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court declared two recently drafted laws unconstitutional. The court ruled that paragraph 1 of article 6 of Law 108-2011, on the structure of the membership of the People's On June 2, 2012, the Criminal Court of Egypt sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison. The same sentence was meted out to the former Minister of Interior (the equivalent of the Secretary of According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On May 9, 2012, the Supreme Administrative Court of Egypt rendered a decision to halt all procedures related to the upcoming presidential elections. The Court also stopped the execution of Administrative Decision No. 5-2122, issued by On May 7, 2012, the Legislative Committee of Egypt's People's Assembly approved the amendment of specific provisions on the crime of torture in the country's penal law. The amendment increases the punishment of public officials who On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On April 15, 2012, the Supreme Electoral Commission of Egypt disqualified ten candidates from the upcoming presidential race because they are in violation of the country's election laws. The Commission also rejected the appeals submitted by... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 24 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403113_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Presidential Candidate Files Lawsuit to Prove That His Mother Is Not an American Citizen http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403100_text Elections and politics - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January The assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution for Egypt released a preliminary draft, available in Arabic, on its website (last visited Oct. 25, 2012). On October 16, 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court On August 12, 2012, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration, repealing the June 2012 Declaration issued by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) that had effectively stripped the legislature and the executive On July 8, 2012, Egypt's recently elected President Muhammed Morsi issued Decree No. 11-2012 to restore the Parliament, which had been dissolved by a previous decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The Decree also states that On June 16, 2012, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a supplementary constitutional declaration amending provisions of the constitutional declaration of 2011. The supplementary declaration amends articles 30, 53, 53/1, 53/2, 56 B, On June 13, 2012, the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court declared two recently drafted laws unconstitutional. The court ruled that paragraph 1 of article 6 of Law 108-2011, on the structure of the membership of the People's On June 2, 2012, the Criminal Court of Egypt sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison. The same sentence was meted out to the former Minister of Interior (the equivalent of the Secretary of According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On May 9, 2012, the Supreme Administrative Court of Egypt rendered a decision to halt all procedures related to the upcoming presidential elections. The Court also stopped the execution of Administrative Decision No. 5-2122, issued by On May 7, 2012, the Legislative Committee of Egypt's People's Assembly approved the amendment of specific provisions on the crime of torture in the country's penal law. The amendment increases the punishment of public officials who On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On April 15, 2012, the Supreme Electoral Commission of Egypt disqualified ten candidates from the upcoming presidential race because they are in violation of the country's election laws. The Commission also rejected the appeals submitted by On April 9, 2012, Hazem Salah Abu Ismail filed a lawsuit before the Egyptian Administrative Court to prove that his mother is not a dual citizen of the United States and Egypt. Abu Ismail is one... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403100_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Law Drafted to Ban Members of Mubarak's Regime from Running in Presidential Race http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403098_text Elections and politics - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January The assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution for Egypt released a preliminary draft, available in Arabic, on its website (last visited Oct. 25, 2012). On October 16, 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court On August 12, 2012, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration, repealing the June 2012 Declaration issued by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) that had effectively stripped the legislature and the executive On July 8, 2012, Egypt's recently elected President Muhammed Morsi issued Decree No. 11-2012 to restore the Parliament, which had been dissolved by a previous decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The Decree also states that On June 16, 2012, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a supplementary constitutional declaration amending provisions of the constitutional declaration of 2011. The supplementary declaration amends articles 30, 53, 53/1, 53/2, 56 B, On June 13, 2012, the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court declared two recently drafted laws unconstitutional. The court ruled that paragraph 1 of article 6 of Law 108-2011, on the structure of the membership of the People's On June 2, 2012, the Criminal Court of Egypt sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison. The same sentence was meted out to the former Minister of Interior (the equivalent of the Secretary of According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On May 9, 2012, the Supreme Administrative Court of Egypt rendered a decision to halt all procedures related to the upcoming presidential elections. The Court also stopped the execution of Administrative Decision No. 5-2122, issued by On May 7, 2012, the Legislative Committee of Egypt's People's Assembly approved the amendment of specific provisions on the crime of torture in the country's penal law. The amendment increases the punishment of public officials who On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On April 15, 2012, the Supreme Electoral Commission of Egypt disqualified ten candidates from the upcoming presidential race because they are in violation of the country's election laws. The Commission also rejected the appeals submitted by On April 9, 2012, Hazem Salah Abu Ismail filed a lawsuit before the Egyptian Administrative Court to prove that his mother is not a dual citizen of the United States and Egypt. Abu Ismail is one On April 10, 2012, the legislative drafting committee of the People's Assembly approved a bill prohibiting individuals who worked closely with former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and members of the former ruling party from running in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 16 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403098_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Administrative Judicial Court Suspends the Constitutional Panel http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403099_text Constitution - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January The assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution for Egypt released a preliminary draft, available in Arabic, on its website (last visited Oct. 25, 2012). On October 16, 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court On August 12, 2012, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration, repealing the June 2012 Declaration issued by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) that had effectively stripped the legislature and the executive On July 8, 2012, Egypt's recently elected President Muhammed Morsi issued Decree No. 11-2012 to restore the Parliament, which had been dissolved by a previous decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The Decree also states that On June 16, 2012, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a supplementary constitutional declaration amending provisions of the constitutional declaration of 2011. The supplementary declaration amends articles 30, 53, 53/1, 53/2, 56 B, On June 13, 2012, the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court declared two recently drafted laws unconstitutional. The court ruled that paragraph 1 of article 6 of Law 108-2011, on the structure of the membership of the People's On June 2, 2012, the Criminal Court of Egypt sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison. The same sentence was meted out to the former Minister of Interior (the equivalent of the Secretary of According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On May 9, 2012, the Supreme Administrative Court of Egypt rendered a decision to halt all procedures related to the upcoming presidential elections. The Court also stopped the execution of Administrative Decision No. 5-2122, issued by On May 7, 2012, the Legislative Committee of Egypt's People's Assembly approved the amendment of specific provisions on the crime of torture in the country's penal law. The amendment increases the punishment of public officials who On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On April 15, 2012, the Supreme Electoral Commission of Egypt disqualified ten candidates from the upcoming presidential race because they are in violation of the country's election laws. The Commission also rejected the appeals submitted by On April 9, 2012, Hazem Salah Abu Ismail filed a lawsuit before the Egyptian Administrative Court to prove that his mother is not a dual citizen of the United States and Egypt. Abu Ismail is one On April 10, 2012, the legislative drafting committee of the People's Assembly approved a bill prohibiting individuals who worked closely with former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and members of the former ruling party from running in On April 10, 2012, the Egyptian Administrative Judicial Court issued a decision suspending the constitutional panel. The suspended panel included 100 members, half of whom were parliamentarians representing Islamic interest groups including the al Jama'a al... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 16 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403099_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Government Rejects Draft Law on the Impeachment of the President http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403055_text Constitution - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January The assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution for Egypt released a preliminary draft, available in Arabic, on its website (last visited Oct. 25, 2012). On October 16, 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court On August 12, 2012, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration, repealing the June 2012 Declaration issued by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) that had effectively stripped the legislature and the executive On July 8, 2012, Egypt's recently elected President Muhammed Morsi issued Decree No. 11-2012 to restore the Parliament, which had been dissolved by a previous decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The Decree also states that On June 16, 2012, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a supplementary constitutional declaration amending provisions of the constitutional declaration of 2011. The supplementary declaration amends articles 30, 53, 53/1, 53/2, 56 B, On June 13, 2012, the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court declared two recently drafted laws unconstitutional. The court ruled that paragraph 1 of article 6 of Law 108-2011, on the structure of the membership of the People's On June 2, 2012, the Criminal Court of Egypt sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison. The same sentence was meted out to the former Minister of Interior (the equivalent of the Secretary of According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On May 9, 2012, the Supreme Administrative Court of Egypt rendered a decision to halt all procedures related to the upcoming presidential elections. The Court also stopped the execution of Administrative Decision No. 5-2122, issued by On May 7, 2012, the Legislative Committee of Egypt's People's Assembly approved the amendment of specific provisions on the crime of torture in the country's penal law. The amendment increases the punishment of public officials who On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On April 15, 2012, the Supreme Electoral Commission of Egypt disqualified ten candidates from the upcoming presidential race because they are in violation of the country's election laws. The Commission also rejected the appeals submitted by On April 9, 2012, Hazem Salah Abu Ismail filed a lawsuit before the Egyptian Administrative Court to prove that his mother is not a dual citizen of the United States and Egypt. Abu Ismail is one On April 10, 2012, the legislative drafting committee of the People's Assembly approved a bill prohibiting individuals who worked closely with former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and members of the former ruling party from running in On April 10, 2012, the Egyptian Administrative Judicial Court issued a decision suspending the constitutional panel. The suspended panel included 100 members, half of whom were parliamentarians representing Islamic interest groups including the al Jama'a al On March 21, 2012, the Assistant Minister of Justice in the current cabinet rejected the draft law submitted by Members of Parliament on the impeachment of the President. The draft law would grant to the legislative... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 27 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403055_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Doctor Acquitted in Virginity Test Case http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403024_text Families - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January The assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution for Egypt released a preliminary draft, available in Arabic, on its website (last visited Oct. 25, 2012). On October 16, 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court On August 12, 2012, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration, repealing the June 2012 Declaration issued by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) that had effectively stripped the legislature and the executive On July 8, 2012, Egypt's recently elected President Muhammed Morsi issued Decree No. 11-2012 to restore the Parliament, which had been dissolved by a previous decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The Decree also states that On June 16, 2012, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a supplementary constitutional declaration amending provisions of the constitutional declaration of 2011. The supplementary declaration amends articles 30, 53, 53/1, 53/2, 56 B, On June 13, 2012, the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court declared two recently drafted laws unconstitutional. The court ruled that paragraph 1 of article 6 of Law 108-2011, on the structure of the membership of the People's On June 2, 2012, the Criminal Court of Egypt sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison. The same sentence was meted out to the former Minister of Interior (the equivalent of the Secretary of According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On May 9, 2012, the Supreme Administrative Court of Egypt rendered a decision to halt all procedures related to the upcoming presidential elections. The Court also stopped the execution of Administrative Decision No. 5-2122, issued by On May 7, 2012, the Legislative Committee of Egypt's People's Assembly approved the amendment of specific provisions on the crime of torture in the country's penal law. The amendment increases the punishment of public officials who On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On April 15, 2012, the Supreme Electoral Commission of Egypt disqualified ten candidates from the upcoming presidential race because they are in violation of the country's election laws. The Commission also rejected the appeals submitted by On April 9, 2012, Hazem Salah Abu Ismail filed a lawsuit before the Egyptian Administrative Court to prove that his mother is not a dual citizen of the United States and Egypt. Abu Ismail is one On April 10, 2012, the legislative drafting committee of the People's Assembly approved a bill prohibiting individuals who worked closely with former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and members of the former ruling party from running in On April 10, 2012, the Egyptian Administrative Judicial Court issued a decision suspending the constitutional panel. The suspended panel included 100 members, half of whom were parliamentarians representing Islamic interest groups including the al Jama'a al On March 21, 2012, the Assistant Minister of Justice in the current cabinet rejected the draft law submitted by Members of Parliament on the impeachment of the President. The draft law would grant to the legislative On March 11, 2012, an Egyptian court acquitted Dr. Ahmed Adel, who had been accused of forcing a woman to undergo a virginity test. The charges in the case were public obscenity and disobeying military orders;... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 13 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403024_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Judicial Authority Warns Parliament http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402993_text Legal systems - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January The assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution for Egypt released a preliminary draft, available in Arabic, on its website (last visited Oct. 25, 2012). On October 16, 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court On August 12, 2012, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration, repealing the June 2012 Declaration issued by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) that had effectively stripped the legislature and the executive On July 8, 2012, Egypt's recently elected President Muhammed Morsi issued Decree No. 11-2012 to restore the Parliament, which had been dissolved by a previous decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The Decree also states that On June 16, 2012, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a supplementary constitutional declaration amending provisions of the constitutional declaration of 2011. The supplementary declaration amends articles 30, 53, 53/1, 53/2, 56 B, On June 13, 2012, the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court declared two recently drafted laws unconstitutional. The court ruled that paragraph 1 of article 6 of Law 108-2011, on the structure of the membership of the People's On June 2, 2012, the Criminal Court of Egypt sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison. The same sentence was meted out to the former Minister of Interior (the equivalent of the Secretary of According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On May 9, 2012, the Supreme Administrative Court of Egypt rendered a decision to halt all procedures related to the upcoming presidential elections. The Court also stopped the execution of Administrative Decision No. 5-2122, issued by On May 7, 2012, the Legislative Committee of Egypt's People's Assembly approved the amendment of specific provisions on the crime of torture in the country's penal law. The amendment increases the punishment of public officials who On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On April 15, 2012, the Supreme Electoral Commission of Egypt disqualified ten candidates from the upcoming presidential race because they are in violation of the country's election laws. The Commission also rejected the appeals submitted by On April 9, 2012, Hazem Salah Abu Ismail filed a lawsuit before the Egyptian Administrative Court to prove that his mother is not a dual citizen of the United States and Egypt. Abu Ismail is one On April 10, 2012, the legislative drafting committee of the People's Assembly approved a bill prohibiting individuals who worked closely with former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and members of the former ruling party from running in On April 10, 2012, the Egyptian Administrative Judicial Court issued a decision suspending the constitutional panel. The suspended panel included 100 members, half of whom were parliamentarians representing Islamic interest groups including the al Jama'a al On March 21, 2012, the Assistant Minister of Justice in the current cabinet rejected the draft law submitted by Members of Parliament on the impeachment of the President. The draft law would grant to the legislative On March 11, 2012, an Egyptian court acquitted Dr. Ahmed Adel, who had been accused of forcing a woman to undergo a virginity test. The charges in the case were public obscenity and disobeying military orders; On February 8, 2012, it was reported that the Chief of the Supreme Judicial Council and President of the Court of Cassation in Egypt, Judge Husam el-Din al-Ghariani, had sent a letter to the Speaker of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 17 Feb 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402993_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Supreme Council of Armed Forces Approves Provisions Amending Presidential Election Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402965_text Elections and politics - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January The assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution for Egypt released a preliminary draft, available in Arabic, on its website (last visited Oct. 25, 2012). On October 16, 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court On August 12, 2012, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration, repealing the June 2012 Declaration issued by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) that had effectively stripped the legislature and the executive On July 8, 2012, Egypt's recently elected President Muhammed Morsi issued Decree No. 11-2012 to restore the Parliament, which had been dissolved by a previous decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The Decree also states that On June 16, 2012, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a supplementary constitutional declaration amending provisions of the constitutional declaration of 2011. The supplementary declaration amends articles 30, 53, 53/1, 53/2, 56 B, On June 13, 2012, the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court declared two recently drafted laws unconstitutional. The court ruled that paragraph 1 of article 6 of Law 108-2011, on the structure of the membership of the People's On June 2, 2012, the Criminal Court of Egypt sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison. The same sentence was meted out to the former Minister of Interior (the equivalent of the Secretary of According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On May 9, 2012, the Supreme Administrative Court of Egypt rendered a decision to halt all procedures related to the upcoming presidential elections. The Court also stopped the execution of Administrative Decision No. 5-2122, issued by On May 7, 2012, the Legislative Committee of Egypt's People's Assembly approved the amendment of specific provisions on the crime of torture in the country's penal law. The amendment increases the punishment of public officials who On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On April 15, 2012, the Supreme Electoral Commission of Egypt disqualified ten candidates from the upcoming presidential race because they are in violation of the country's election laws. The Commission also rejected the appeals submitted by On April 9, 2012, Hazem Salah Abu Ismail filed a lawsuit before the Egyptian Administrative Court to prove that his mother is not a dual citizen of the United States and Egypt. Abu Ismail is one On April 10, 2012, the legislative drafting committee of the People's Assembly approved a bill prohibiting individuals who worked closely with former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and members of the former ruling party from running in On April 10, 2012, the Egyptian Administrative Judicial Court issued a decision suspending the constitutional panel. The suspended panel included 100 members, half of whom were parliamentarians representing Islamic interest groups including the al Jama'a al On March 21, 2012, the Assistant Minister of Justice in the current cabinet rejected the draft law submitted by Members of Parliament on the impeachment of the President. The draft law would grant to the legislative On March 11, 2012, an Egyptian court acquitted Dr. Ahmed Adel, who had been accused of forcing a woman to undergo a virginity test. The charges in the case were public obscenity and disobeying military orders; On February 8, 2012, it was reported that the Chief of the Supreme Judicial Council and President of the Court of Cassation in Egypt, Judge Husam el-Din al-Ghariani, had sent a letter to the Speaker of On January 21, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 12-2012, amending an array of provisions found in Law 174-2005 on presidential elections. The new Law grants political parties that are represented in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 01 Feb 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402965_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Lawsuit Seeks to Allow Detained Blogger to Vote in Parliamentary Election http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402920_text Human rights - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January The assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution for Egypt released a preliminary draft, available in Arabic, on its website (last visited Oct. 25, 2012). On October 16, 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court On August 12, 2012, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration, repealing the June 2012 Declaration issued by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) that had effectively stripped the legislature and the executive On July 8, 2012, Egypt's recently elected President Muhammed Morsi issued Decree No. 11-2012 to restore the Parliament, which had been dissolved by a previous decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The Decree also states that On June 16, 2012, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a supplementary constitutional declaration amending provisions of the constitutional declaration of 2011. The supplementary declaration amends articles 30, 53, 53/1, 53/2, 56 B, On June 13, 2012, the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court declared two recently drafted laws unconstitutional. The court ruled that paragraph 1 of article 6 of Law 108-2011, on the structure of the membership of the People's On June 2, 2012, the Criminal Court of Egypt sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison. The same sentence was meted out to the former Minister of Interior (the equivalent of the Secretary of According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On May 9, 2012, the Supreme Administrative Court of Egypt rendered a decision to halt all procedures related to the upcoming presidential elections. The Court also stopped the execution of Administrative Decision No. 5-2122, issued by On May 7, 2012, the Legislative Committee of Egypt's People's Assembly approved the amendment of specific provisions on the crime of torture in the country's penal law. The amendment increases the punishment of public officials who On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On April 15, 2012, the Supreme Electoral Commission of Egypt disqualified ten candidates from the upcoming presidential race because they are in violation of the country's election laws. The Commission also rejected the appeals submitted by On April 9, 2012, Hazem Salah Abu Ismail filed a lawsuit before the Egyptian Administrative Court to prove that his mother is not a dual citizen of the United States and Egypt. Abu Ismail is one On April 10, 2012, the legislative drafting committee of the People's Assembly approved a bill prohibiting individuals who worked closely with former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and members of the former ruling party from running in On April 10, 2012, the Egyptian Administrative Judicial Court issued a decision suspending the constitutional panel. The suspended panel included 100 members, half of whom were parliamentarians representing Islamic interest groups including the al Jama'a al On March 21, 2012, the Assistant Minister of Justice in the current cabinet rejected the draft law submitted by Members of Parliament on the impeachment of the President. The draft law would grant to the legislative On March 11, 2012, an Egyptian court acquitted Dr. Ahmed Adel, who had been accused of forcing a woman to undergo a virginity test. The charges in the case were public obscenity and disobeying military orders; On February 8, 2012, it was reported that the Chief of the Supreme Judicial Council and President of the Court of Cassation in Egypt, Judge Husam el-Din al-Ghariani, had sent a letter to the Speaker of On January 21, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 12-2012, amending an array of provisions found in Law 174-2005 on presidential elections. The new Law grants political parties that are represented in On December 8, 2011, blogger Alaa Abd al Fattah filed a lawsuit before an administrative court in Egypt against the Ministers of the Interior and of Justice, asking to be allowed to cast his vote in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 20 Dec 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402920_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Supreme Council for Armed Forces Approves Anti-Discrimination Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402871_text Discrimination - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January The assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution for Egypt released a preliminary draft, available in Arabic, on its website (last visited Oct. 25, 2012). On October 16, 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court On August 12, 2012, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration, repealing the June 2012 Declaration issued by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) that had effectively stripped the legislature and the executive On July 8, 2012, Egypt's recently elected President Muhammed Morsi issued Decree No. 11-2012 to restore the Parliament, which had been dissolved by a previous decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The Decree also states that On June 16, 2012, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a supplementary constitutional declaration amending provisions of the constitutional declaration of 2011. The supplementary declaration amends articles 30, 53, 53/1, 53/2, 56 B, On June 13, 2012, the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court declared two recently drafted laws unconstitutional. The court ruled that paragraph 1 of article 6 of Law 108-2011, on the structure of the membership of the People's On June 2, 2012, the Criminal Court of Egypt sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison. The same sentence was meted out to the former Minister of Interior (the equivalent of the Secretary of According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On May 9, 2012, the Supreme Administrative Court of Egypt rendered a decision to halt all procedures related to the upcoming presidential elections. The Court also stopped the execution of Administrative Decision No. 5-2122, issued by On May 7, 2012, the Legislative Committee of Egypt's People's Assembly approved the amendment of specific provisions on the crime of torture in the country's penal law. The amendment increases the punishment of public officials who On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On April 15, 2012, the Supreme Electoral Commission of Egypt disqualified ten candidates from the upcoming presidential race because they are in violation of the country's election laws. The Commission also rejected the appeals submitted by On April 9, 2012, Hazem Salah Abu Ismail filed a lawsuit before the Egyptian Administrative Court to prove that his mother is not a dual citizen of the United States and Egypt. Abu Ismail is one On April 10, 2012, the legislative drafting committee of the People's Assembly approved a bill prohibiting individuals who worked closely with former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and members of the former ruling party from running in On April 10, 2012, the Egyptian Administrative Judicial Court issued a decision suspending the constitutional panel. The suspended panel included 100 members, half of whom were parliamentarians representing Islamic interest groups including the al Jama'a al On March 21, 2012, the Assistant Minister of Justice in the current cabinet rejected the draft law submitted by Members of Parliament on the impeachment of the President. The draft law would grant to the legislative On March 11, 2012, an Egyptian court acquitted Dr. Ahmed Adel, who had been accused of forcing a woman to undergo a virginity test. The charges in the case were public obscenity and disobeying military orders; On February 8, 2012, it was reported that the Chief of the Supreme Judicial Council and President of the Court of Cassation in Egypt, Judge Husam el-Din al-Ghariani, had sent a letter to the Speaker of On January 21, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 12-2012, amending an array of provisions found in Law 174-2005 on presidential elections. The new Law grants political parties that are represented in On December 8, 2011, blogger Alaa Abd al Fattah filed a lawsuit before an administrative court in Egypt against the Ministers of the Interior and of Justice, asking to be allowed to cast his vote in On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 01 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402871_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Proceedings in Mubarak Trial Televised Live http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402771_text Crime and law enforcement - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January The assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution for Egypt released a preliminary draft, available in Arabic, on its website (last visited Oct. 25, 2012). On October 16, 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court On August 12, 2012, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration, repealing the June 2012 Declaration issued by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) that had effectively stripped the legislature and the executive On July 8, 2012, Egypt's recently elected President Muhammed Morsi issued Decree No. 11-2012 to restore the Parliament, which had been dissolved by a previous decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The Decree also states that On June 16, 2012, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a supplementary constitutional declaration amending provisions of the constitutional declaration of 2011. The supplementary declaration amends articles 30, 53, 53/1, 53/2, 56 B, On June 13, 2012, the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court declared two recently drafted laws unconstitutional. The court ruled that paragraph 1 of article 6 of Law 108-2011, on the structure of the membership of the People's On June 2, 2012, the Criminal Court of Egypt sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison. The same sentence was meted out to the former Minister of Interior (the equivalent of the Secretary of According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On May 9, 2012, the Supreme Administrative Court of Egypt rendered a decision to halt all procedures related to the upcoming presidential elections. The Court also stopped the execution of Administrative Decision No. 5-2122, issued by On May 7, 2012, the Legislative Committee of Egypt's People's Assembly approved the amendment of specific provisions on the crime of torture in the country's penal law. The amendment increases the punishment of public officials who On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On April 15, 2012, the Supreme Electoral Commission of Egypt disqualified ten candidates from the upcoming presidential race because they are in violation of the country's election laws. The Commission also rejected the appeals submitted by On April 9, 2012, Hazem Salah Abu Ismail filed a lawsuit before the Egyptian Administrative Court to prove that his mother is not a dual citizen of the United States and Egypt. Abu Ismail is one On April 10, 2012, the legislative drafting committee of the People's Assembly approved a bill prohibiting individuals who worked closely with former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and members of the former ruling party from running in On April 10, 2012, the Egyptian Administrative Judicial Court issued a decision suspending the constitutional panel. The suspended panel included 100 members, half of whom were parliamentarians representing Islamic interest groups including the al Jama'a al On March 21, 2012, the Assistant Minister of Justice in the current cabinet rejected the draft law submitted by Members of Parliament on the impeachment of the President. The draft law would grant to the legislative On March 11, 2012, an Egyptian court acquitted Dr. Ahmed Adel, who had been accused of forcing a woman to undergo a virginity test. The charges in the case were public obscenity and disobeying military orders; On February 8, 2012, it was reported that the Chief of the Supreme Judicial Council and President of the Court of Cassation in Egypt, Judge Husam el-Din al-Ghariani, had sent a letter to the Speaker of On January 21, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 12-2012, amending an array of provisions found in Law 174-2005 on presidential elections. The new Law grants political parties that are represented in On December 8, 2011, blogger Alaa Abd al Fattah filed a lawsuit before an administrative court in Egypt against the Ministers of the Interior and of Justice, asking to be allowed to cast his vote in On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms On August 3, 2011, the Criminal Court of Cairo began the public trial for former President Hosni Mubarak, along with both of his sons. Mubarak was transferred by a military plane from a hospital in the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 08 Aug 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402771_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Constitutional Amendments Passed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402585_text Constitution - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January The assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution for Egypt released a preliminary draft, available in Arabic, on its website (last visited Oct. 25, 2012). On October 16, 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court On August 12, 2012, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration, repealing the June 2012 Declaration issued by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) that had effectively stripped the legislature and the executive On July 8, 2012, Egypt's recently elected President Muhammed Morsi issued Decree No. 11-2012 to restore the Parliament, which had been dissolved by a previous decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The Decree also states that On June 16, 2012, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a supplementary constitutional declaration amending provisions of the constitutional declaration of 2011. The supplementary declaration amends articles 30, 53, 53/1, 53/2, 56 B, On June 13, 2012, the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court declared two recently drafted laws unconstitutional. The court ruled that paragraph 1 of article 6 of Law 108-2011, on the structure of the membership of the People's On June 2, 2012, the Criminal Court of Egypt sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison. The same sentence was meted out to the former Minister of Interior (the equivalent of the Secretary of According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On May 9, 2012, the Supreme Administrative Court of Egypt rendered a decision to halt all procedures related to the upcoming presidential elections. The Court also stopped the execution of Administrative Decision No. 5-2122, issued by On May 7, 2012, the Legislative Committee of Egypt's People's Assembly approved the amendment of specific provisions on the crime of torture in the country's penal law. The amendment increases the punishment of public officials who On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On April 15, 2012, the Supreme Electoral Commission of Egypt disqualified ten candidates from the upcoming presidential race because they are in violation of the country's election laws. The Commission also rejected the appeals submitted by On April 9, 2012, Hazem Salah Abu Ismail filed a lawsuit before the Egyptian Administrative Court to prove that his mother is not a dual citizen of the United States and Egypt. Abu Ismail is one On April 10, 2012, the legislative drafting committee of the People's Assembly approved a bill prohibiting individuals who worked closely with former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and members of the former ruling party from running in On April 10, 2012, the Egyptian Administrative Judicial Court issued a decision suspending the constitutional panel. The suspended panel included 100 members, half of whom were parliamentarians representing Islamic interest groups including the al Jama'a al On March 21, 2012, the Assistant Minister of Justice in the current cabinet rejected the draft law submitted by Members of Parliament on the impeachment of the President. The draft law would grant to the legislative On March 11, 2012, an Egyptian court acquitted Dr. Ahmed Adel, who had been accused of forcing a woman to undergo a virginity test. The charges in the case were public obscenity and disobeying military orders; On February 8, 2012, it was reported that the Chief of the Supreme Judicial Council and President of the Court of Cassation in Egypt, Judge Husam el-Din al-Ghariani, had sent a letter to the Speaker of On January 21, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 12-2012, amending an array of provisions found in Law 174-2005 on presidential elections. The new Law grants political parties that are represented in On December 8, 2011, blogger Alaa Abd al Fattah filed a lawsuit before an administrative court in Egypt against the Ministers of the Interior and of Justice, asking to be allowed to cast his vote in On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms On August 3, 2011, the Criminal Court of Cairo began the public trial for former President Hosni Mubarak, along with both of his sons. Mubarak was transferred by a military plane from a hospital in the On March 19, 2011, the Egyptian people participated in a public referendum and approved, by a majority of 77% of the votes cast, amendments to the 1971 Constitution relating to the election of the President of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 25 Mar 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402585_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Supreme Administrative Court Rules Parliamentary Elections Void http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402430_text Elections and politics - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January The assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution for Egypt released a preliminary draft, available in Arabic, on its website (last visited Oct. 25, 2012). On October 16, 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court On August 12, 2012, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration, repealing the June 2012 Declaration issued by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) that had effectively stripped the legislature and the executive On July 8, 2012, Egypt's recently elected President Muhammed Morsi issued Decree No. 11-2012 to restore the Parliament, which had been dissolved by a previous decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The Decree also states that On June 16, 2012, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a supplementary constitutional declaration amending provisions of the constitutional declaration of 2011. The supplementary declaration amends articles 30, 53, 53/1, 53/2, 56 B, On June 13, 2012, the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court declared two recently drafted laws unconstitutional. The court ruled that paragraph 1 of article 6 of Law 108-2011, on the structure of the membership of the People's On June 2, 2012, the Criminal Court of Egypt sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison. The same sentence was meted out to the former Minister of Interior (the equivalent of the Secretary of According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On May 9, 2012, the Supreme Administrative Court of Egypt rendered a decision to halt all procedures related to the upcoming presidential elections. The Court also stopped the execution of Administrative Decision No. 5-2122, issued by On May 7, 2012, the Legislative Committee of Egypt's People's Assembly approved the amendment of specific provisions on the crime of torture in the country's penal law. The amendment increases the punishment of public officials who On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On April 15, 2012, the Supreme Electoral Commission of Egypt disqualified ten candidates from the upcoming presidential race because they are in violation of the country's election laws. The Commission also rejected the appeals submitted by On April 9, 2012, Hazem Salah Abu Ismail filed a lawsuit before the Egyptian Administrative Court to prove that his mother is not a dual citizen of the United States and Egypt. Abu Ismail is one On April 10, 2012, the legislative drafting committee of the People's Assembly approved a bill prohibiting individuals who worked closely with former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and members of the former ruling party from running in On April 10, 2012, the Egyptian Administrative Judicial Court issued a decision suspending the constitutional panel. The suspended panel included 100 members, half of whom were parliamentarians representing Islamic interest groups including the al Jama'a al On March 21, 2012, the Assistant Minister of Justice in the current cabinet rejected the draft law submitted by Members of Parliament on the impeachment of the President. The draft law would grant to the legislative On March 11, 2012, an Egyptian court acquitted Dr. Ahmed Adel, who had been accused of forcing a woman to undergo a virginity test. The charges in the case were public obscenity and disobeying military orders; On February 8, 2012, it was reported that the Chief of the Supreme Judicial Council and President of the Court of Cassation in Egypt, Judge Husam el-Din al-Ghariani, had sent a letter to the Speaker of On January 21, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 12-2012, amending an array of provisions found in Law 174-2005 on presidential elections. The new Law grants political parties that are represented in On December 8, 2011, blogger Alaa Abd al Fattah filed a lawsuit before an administrative court in Egypt against the Ministers of the Interior and of Justice, asking to be allowed to cast his vote in On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms On August 3, 2011, the Criminal Court of Cairo began the public trial for former President Hosni Mubarak, along with both of his sons. Mubarak was transferred by a military plane from a hospital in the On March 19, 2011, the Egyptian people participated in a public referendum and approved, by a majority of 77% of the votes cast, amendments to the 1971 Constitution relating to the election of the President of On December 4, 2010, the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC), the highest administrative judicial body in Egypt, invalidated the two rounds of polling for the November 2010 Egyptian parliamentary elections. It upheld 1,000 court decisions issued by... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 21 Dec 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402430_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Appellate Court Rejects DNA Results That Contradict Shari'a Rules of Evidence http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402326_text Families - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January The assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution for Egypt released a preliminary draft, available in Arabic, on its website (last visited Oct. 25, 2012). On October 16, 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court On August 12, 2012, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration, repealing the June 2012 Declaration issued by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) that had effectively stripped the legislature and the executive On July 8, 2012, Egypt's recently elected President Muhammed Morsi issued Decree No. 11-2012 to restore the Parliament, which had been dissolved by a previous decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The Decree also states that On June 16, 2012, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a supplementary constitutional declaration amending provisions of the constitutional declaration of 2011. The supplementary declaration amends articles 30, 53, 53/1, 53/2, 56 B, On June 13, 2012, the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court declared two recently drafted laws unconstitutional. The court ruled that paragraph 1 of article 6 of Law 108-2011, on the structure of the membership of the People's On June 2, 2012, the Criminal Court of Egypt sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison. The same sentence was meted out to the former Minister of Interior (the equivalent of the Secretary of According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On May 9, 2012, the Supreme Administrative Court of Egypt rendered a decision to halt all procedures related to the upcoming presidential elections. The Court also stopped the execution of Administrative Decision No. 5-2122, issued by On May 7, 2012, the Legislative Committee of Egypt's People's Assembly approved the amendment of specific provisions on the crime of torture in the country's penal law. The amendment increases the punishment of public officials who On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On April 15, 2012, the Supreme Electoral Commission of Egypt disqualified ten candidates from the upcoming presidential race because they are in violation of the country's election laws. The Commission also rejected the appeals submitted by On April 9, 2012, Hazem Salah Abu Ismail filed a lawsuit before the Egyptian Administrative Court to prove that his mother is not a dual citizen of the United States and Egypt. Abu Ismail is one On April 10, 2012, the legislative drafting committee of the People's Assembly approved a bill prohibiting individuals who worked closely with former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and members of the former ruling party from running in On April 10, 2012, the Egyptian Administrative Judicial Court issued a decision suspending the constitutional panel. The suspended panel included 100 members, half of whom were parliamentarians representing Islamic interest groups including the al Jama'a al On March 21, 2012, the Assistant Minister of Justice in the current cabinet rejected the draft law submitted by Members of Parliament on the impeachment of the President. The draft law would grant to the legislative On March 11, 2012, an Egyptian court acquitted Dr. Ahmed Adel, who had been accused of forcing a woman to undergo a virginity test. The charges in the case were public obscenity and disobeying military orders; On February 8, 2012, it was reported that the Chief of the Supreme Judicial Council and President of the Court of Cassation in Egypt, Judge Husam el-Din al-Ghariani, had sent a letter to the Speaker of On January 21, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 12-2012, amending an array of provisions found in Law 174-2005 on presidential elections. The new Law grants political parties that are represented in On December 8, 2011, blogger Alaa Abd al Fattah filed a lawsuit before an administrative court in Egypt against the Ministers of the Interior and of Justice, asking to be allowed to cast his vote in On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms On August 3, 2011, the Criminal Court of Cairo began the public trial for former President Hosni Mubarak, along with both of his sons. Mubarak was transferred by a military plane from a hospital in the On March 19, 2011, the Egyptian people participated in a public referendum and approved, by a majority of 77% of the votes cast, amendments to the 1971 Constitution relating to the election of the President of On December 4, 2010, the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC), the highest administrative judicial body in Egypt, invalidated the two rounds of polling for the November 2010 Egyptian parliamentary elections. It upheld 1,000 court decisions issued by In October 2010, a family court in Egypt rejected the DNA results in a case concerning a parental relationship. The primary reason for rejecting the test results is that DNA testing does not adhere to Islamic... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 20 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402326_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: New Family Law for Christians to Be Drafted Following Contentious Court Decision http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402080_text Families - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January The assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution for Egypt released a preliminary draft, available in Arabic, on its website (last visited Oct. 25, 2012). On October 16, 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court On August 12, 2012, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration, repealing the June 2012 Declaration issued by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) that had effectively stripped the legislature and the executive On July 8, 2012, Egypt's recently elected President Muhammed Morsi issued Decree No. 11-2012 to restore the Parliament, which had been dissolved by a previous decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The Decree also states that On June 16, 2012, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a supplementary constitutional declaration amending provisions of the constitutional declaration of 2011. The supplementary declaration amends articles 30, 53, 53/1, 53/2, 56 B, On June 13, 2012, the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court declared two recently drafted laws unconstitutional. The court ruled that paragraph 1 of article 6 of Law 108-2011, on the structure of the membership of the People's On June 2, 2012, the Criminal Court of Egypt sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison. The same sentence was meted out to the former Minister of Interior (the equivalent of the Secretary of According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On May 9, 2012, the Supreme Administrative Court of Egypt rendered a decision to halt all procedures related to the upcoming presidential elections. The Court also stopped the execution of Administrative Decision No. 5-2122, issued by On May 7, 2012, the Legislative Committee of Egypt's People's Assembly approved the amendment of specific provisions on the crime of torture in the country's penal law. The amendment increases the punishment of public officials who On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On April 15, 2012, the Supreme Electoral Commission of Egypt disqualified ten candidates from the upcoming presidential race because they are in violation of the country's election laws. The Commission also rejected the appeals submitted by On April 9, 2012, Hazem Salah Abu Ismail filed a lawsuit before the Egyptian Administrative Court to prove that his mother is not a dual citizen of the United States and Egypt. Abu Ismail is one On April 10, 2012, the legislative drafting committee of the People's Assembly approved a bill prohibiting individuals who worked closely with former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and members of the former ruling party from running in On April 10, 2012, the Egyptian Administrative Judicial Court issued a decision suspending the constitutional panel. The suspended panel included 100 members, half of whom were parliamentarians representing Islamic interest groups including the al Jama'a al On March 21, 2012, the Assistant Minister of Justice in the current cabinet rejected the draft law submitted by Members of Parliament on the impeachment of the President. The draft law would grant to the legislative On March 11, 2012, an Egyptian court acquitted Dr. Ahmed Adel, who had been accused of forcing a woman to undergo a virginity test. The charges in the case were public obscenity and disobeying military orders; On February 8, 2012, it was reported that the Chief of the Supreme Judicial Council and President of the Court of Cassation in Egypt, Judge Husam el-Din al-Ghariani, had sent a letter to the Speaker of On January 21, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 12-2012, amending an array of provisions found in Law 174-2005 on presidential elections. The new Law grants political parties that are represented in On December 8, 2011, blogger Alaa Abd al Fattah filed a lawsuit before an administrative court in Egypt against the Ministers of the Interior and of Justice, asking to be allowed to cast his vote in On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms On August 3, 2011, the Criminal Court of Cairo began the public trial for former President Hosni Mubarak, along with both of his sons. Mubarak was transferred by a military plane from a hospital in the On March 19, 2011, the Egyptian people participated in a public referendum and approved, by a majority of 77% of the votes cast, amendments to the 1971 Constitution relating to the election of the President of On December 4, 2010, the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC), the highest administrative judicial body in Egypt, invalidated the two rounds of polling for the November 2010 Egyptian parliamentary elections. It upheld 1,000 court decisions issued by In October 2010, a family court in Egypt rejected the DNA results in a case concerning a parental relationship. The primary reason for rejecting the test results is that DNA testing does not adhere to Islamic On June 13, 2010, the Ministry of Justice of Egypt established a committee to compose a draft law regulating marriage and divorce for Christians. The purpose of this initiative is to help alleviate the anger expressed... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 29 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402080_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Bill Targets Human Rights Activists and Local NGOs http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401986_text Human rights - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January The assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution for Egypt released a preliminary draft, available in Arabic, on its website (last visited Oct. 25, 2012). On October 16, 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court On August 12, 2012, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration, repealing the June 2012 Declaration issued by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) that had effectively stripped the legislature and the executive On July 8, 2012, Egypt's recently elected President Muhammed Morsi issued Decree No. 11-2012 to restore the Parliament, which had been dissolved by a previous decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The Decree also states that On June 16, 2012, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a supplementary constitutional declaration amending provisions of the constitutional declaration of 2011. The supplementary declaration amends articles 30, 53, 53/1, 53/2, 56 B, On June 13, 2012, the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court declared two recently drafted laws unconstitutional. The court ruled that paragraph 1 of article 6 of Law 108-2011, on the structure of the membership of the People's On June 2, 2012, the Criminal Court of Egypt sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison. The same sentence was meted out to the former Minister of Interior (the equivalent of the Secretary of According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On May 9, 2012, the Supreme Administrative Court of Egypt rendered a decision to halt all procedures related to the upcoming presidential elections. The Court also stopped the execution of Administrative Decision No. 5-2122, issued by On May 7, 2012, the Legislative Committee of Egypt's People's Assembly approved the amendment of specific provisions on the crime of torture in the country's penal law. The amendment increases the punishment of public officials who On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On April 15, 2012, the Supreme Electoral Commission of Egypt disqualified ten candidates from the upcoming presidential race because they are in violation of the country's election laws. The Commission also rejected the appeals submitted by On April 9, 2012, Hazem Salah Abu Ismail filed a lawsuit before the Egyptian Administrative Court to prove that his mother is not a dual citizen of the United States and Egypt. Abu Ismail is one On April 10, 2012, the legislative drafting committee of the People's Assembly approved a bill prohibiting individuals who worked closely with former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and members of the former ruling party from running in On April 10, 2012, the Egyptian Administrative Judicial Court issued a decision suspending the constitutional panel. The suspended panel included 100 members, half of whom were parliamentarians representing Islamic interest groups including the al Jama'a al On March 21, 2012, the Assistant Minister of Justice in the current cabinet rejected the draft law submitted by Members of Parliament on the impeachment of the President. The draft law would grant to the legislative On March 11, 2012, an Egyptian court acquitted Dr. Ahmed Adel, who had been accused of forcing a woman to undergo a virginity test. The charges in the case were public obscenity and disobeying military orders; On February 8, 2012, it was reported that the Chief of the Supreme Judicial Council and President of the Court of Cassation in Egypt, Judge Husam el-Din al-Ghariani, had sent a letter to the Speaker of On January 21, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 12-2012, amending an array of provisions found in Law 174-2005 on presidential elections. The new Law grants political parties that are represented in On December 8, 2011, blogger Alaa Abd al Fattah filed a lawsuit before an administrative court in Egypt against the Ministers of the Interior and of Justice, asking to be allowed to cast his vote in On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms On August 3, 2011, the Criminal Court of Cairo began the public trial for former President Hosni Mubarak, along with both of his sons. Mubarak was transferred by a military plane from a hospital in the On March 19, 2011, the Egyptian people participated in a public referendum and approved, by a majority of 77% of the votes cast, amendments to the 1971 Constitution relating to the election of the President of On December 4, 2010, the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC), the highest administrative judicial body in Egypt, invalidated the two rounds of polling for the November 2010 Egyptian parliamentary elections. It upheld 1,000 court decisions issued by In October 2010, a family court in Egypt rejected the DNA results in a case concerning a parental relationship. The primary reason for rejecting the test results is that DNA testing does not adhere to Islamic On June 13, 2010, the Ministry of Justice of Egypt established a committee to compose a draft law regulating marriage and divorce for Christians. The purpose of this initiative is to help alleviate the anger expressed It was reported on April 2, 2010, that a bill targeting human rights activists as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) will be discussed by the People's Assembly (lower house) of the Egyptian Parliament in its current... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 18 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401986_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Administrative Court Prohibits Christians from Visiting Churches in Jerusalem http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401876_text Church and state relations - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January The assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution for Egypt released a preliminary draft, available in Arabic, on its website (last visited Oct. 25, 2012). On October 16, 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court On August 12, 2012, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration, repealing the June 2012 Declaration issued by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) that had effectively stripped the legislature and the executive On July 8, 2012, Egypt's recently elected President Muhammed Morsi issued Decree No. 11-2012 to restore the Parliament, which had been dissolved by a previous decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The Decree also states that On June 16, 2012, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a supplementary constitutional declaration amending provisions of the constitutional declaration of 2011. The supplementary declaration amends articles 30, 53, 53/1, 53/2, 56 B, On June 13, 2012, the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court declared two recently drafted laws unconstitutional. The court ruled that paragraph 1 of article 6 of Law 108-2011, on the structure of the membership of the People's On June 2, 2012, the Criminal Court of Egypt sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison. The same sentence was meted out to the former Minister of Interior (the equivalent of the Secretary of According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On May 9, 2012, the Supreme Administrative Court of Egypt rendered a decision to halt all procedures related to the upcoming presidential elections. The Court also stopped the execution of Administrative Decision No. 5-2122, issued by On May 7, 2012, the Legislative Committee of Egypt's People's Assembly approved the amendment of specific provisions on the crime of torture in the country's penal law. The amendment increases the punishment of public officials who On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On April 15, 2012, the Supreme Electoral Commission of Egypt disqualified ten candidates from the upcoming presidential race because they are in violation of the country's election laws. The Commission also rejected the appeals submitted by On April 9, 2012, Hazem Salah Abu Ismail filed a lawsuit before the Egyptian Administrative Court to prove that his mother is not a dual citizen of the United States and Egypt. Abu Ismail is one On April 10, 2012, the legislative drafting committee of the People's Assembly approved a bill prohibiting individuals who worked closely with former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and members of the former ruling party from running in On April 10, 2012, the Egyptian Administrative Judicial Court issued a decision suspending the constitutional panel. The suspended panel included 100 members, half of whom were parliamentarians representing Islamic interest groups including the al Jama'a al On March 21, 2012, the Assistant Minister of Justice in the current cabinet rejected the draft law submitted by Members of Parliament on the impeachment of the President. The draft law would grant to the legislative On March 11, 2012, an Egyptian court acquitted Dr. Ahmed Adel, who had been accused of forcing a woman to undergo a virginity test. The charges in the case were public obscenity and disobeying military orders; On February 8, 2012, it was reported that the Chief of the Supreme Judicial Council and President of the Court of Cassation in Egypt, Judge Husam el-Din al-Ghariani, had sent a letter to the Speaker of On January 21, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 12-2012, amending an array of provisions found in Law 174-2005 on presidential elections. The new Law grants political parties that are represented in On December 8, 2011, blogger Alaa Abd al Fattah filed a lawsuit before an administrative court in Egypt against the Ministers of the Interior and of Justice, asking to be allowed to cast his vote in On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms On August 3, 2011, the Criminal Court of Cairo began the public trial for former President Hosni Mubarak, along with both of his sons. Mubarak was transferred by a military plane from a hospital in the On March 19, 2011, the Egyptian people participated in a public referendum and approved, by a majority of 77% of the votes cast, amendments to the 1971 Constitution relating to the election of the President of On December 4, 2010, the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC), the highest administrative judicial body in Egypt, invalidated the two rounds of polling for the November 2010 Egyptian parliamentary elections. It upheld 1,000 court decisions issued by In October 2010, a family court in Egypt rejected the DNA results in a case concerning a parental relationship. The primary reason for rejecting the test results is that DNA testing does not adhere to Islamic On June 13, 2010, the Ministry of Justice of Egypt established a committee to compose a draft law regulating marriage and divorce for Christians. The purpose of this initiative is to help alleviate the anger expressed It was reported on April 2, 2010, that a bill targeting human rights activists as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) will be discussed by the People's Assembly (lower house) of the Egyptian Parliament in its current On February 2, 2010, the Administrative Judicial Court of Egypt, the country's adjudicative body for administrative disputes related to government contracts, tenders, and administrative questions, issued a decision supporting a ministerial resolution issued by the Minister... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 24 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401876_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Law on Public-Private Partnership to Develop Infrastructure Being Discussed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401756_text Economics and Public Finance - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January The assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution for Egypt released a preliminary draft, available in Arabic, on its website (last visited Oct. 25, 2012). On October 16, 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court On August 12, 2012, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration, repealing the June 2012 Declaration issued by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) that had effectively stripped the legislature and the executive On July 8, 2012, Egypt's recently elected President Muhammed Morsi issued Decree No. 11-2012 to restore the Parliament, which had been dissolved by a previous decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The Decree also states that On June 16, 2012, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a supplementary constitutional declaration amending provisions of the constitutional declaration of 2011. The supplementary declaration amends articles 30, 53, 53/1, 53/2, 56 B, On June 13, 2012, the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court declared two recently drafted laws unconstitutional. The court ruled that paragraph 1 of article 6 of Law 108-2011, on the structure of the membership of the People's On June 2, 2012, the Criminal Court of Egypt sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison. The same sentence was meted out to the former Minister of Interior (the equivalent of the Secretary of According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On May 9, 2012, the Supreme Administrative Court of Egypt rendered a decision to halt all procedures related to the upcoming presidential elections. The Court also stopped the execution of Administrative Decision No. 5-2122, issued by On May 7, 2012, the Legislative Committee of Egypt's People's Assembly approved the amendment of specific provisions on the crime of torture in the country's penal law. The amendment increases the punishment of public officials who On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On April 15, 2012, the Supreme Electoral Commission of Egypt disqualified ten candidates from the upcoming presidential race because they are in violation of the country's election laws. The Commission also rejected the appeals submitted by On April 9, 2012, Hazem Salah Abu Ismail filed a lawsuit before the Egyptian Administrative Court to prove that his mother is not a dual citizen of the United States and Egypt. Abu Ismail is one On April 10, 2012, the legislative drafting committee of the People's Assembly approved a bill prohibiting individuals who worked closely with former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and members of the former ruling party from running in On April 10, 2012, the Egyptian Administrative Judicial Court issued a decision suspending the constitutional panel. The suspended panel included 100 members, half of whom were parliamentarians representing Islamic interest groups including the al Jama'a al On March 21, 2012, the Assistant Minister of Justice in the current cabinet rejected the draft law submitted by Members of Parliament on the impeachment of the President. The draft law would grant to the legislative On March 11, 2012, an Egyptian court acquitted Dr. Ahmed Adel, who had been accused of forcing a woman to undergo a virginity test. The charges in the case were public obscenity and disobeying military orders; On February 8, 2012, it was reported that the Chief of the Supreme Judicial Council and President of the Court of Cassation in Egypt, Judge Husam el-Din al-Ghariani, had sent a letter to the Speaker of On January 21, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 12-2012, amending an array of provisions found in Law 174-2005 on presidential elections. The new Law grants political parties that are represented in On December 8, 2011, blogger Alaa Abd al Fattah filed a lawsuit before an administrative court in Egypt against the Ministers of the Interior and of Justice, asking to be allowed to cast his vote in On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms On August 3, 2011, the Criminal Court of Cairo began the public trial for former President Hosni Mubarak, along with both of his sons. Mubarak was transferred by a military plane from a hospital in the On March 19, 2011, the Egyptian people participated in a public referendum and approved, by a majority of 77% of the votes cast, amendments to the 1971 Constitution relating to the election of the President of On December 4, 2010, the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC), the highest administrative judicial body in Egypt, invalidated the two rounds of polling for the November 2010 Egyptian parliamentary elections. It upheld 1,000 court decisions issued by In October 2010, a family court in Egypt rejected the DNA results in a case concerning a parental relationship. The primary reason for rejecting the test results is that DNA testing does not adhere to Islamic On June 13, 2010, the Ministry of Justice of Egypt established a committee to compose a draft law regulating marriage and divorce for Christians. The purpose of this initiative is to help alleviate the anger expressed It was reported on April 2, 2010, that a bill targeting human rights activists as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) will be discussed by the People's Assembly (lower house) of the Egyptian Parliament in its current On February 2, 2010, the Administrative Judicial Court of Egypt, the country's adjudicative body for administrative disputes related to government contracts, tenders, and administrative questions, issued a decision supporting a ministerial resolution issued by the Minister On November 14, 2009, Egypt's Council of Ministers discussed new legislation on creating a long-term partnership agreement between the private sector and the Egyptian government. The proposed law would enable private corporations to play a larger... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 04 Jan 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401756_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Veil Not a Legal Obligation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401621_text Church and state relations - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January The assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution for Egypt released a preliminary draft, available in Arabic, on its website (last visited Oct. 25, 2012). On October 16, 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court On August 12, 2012, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration, repealing the June 2012 Declaration issued by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) that had effectively stripped the legislature and the executive On July 8, 2012, Egypt's recently elected President Muhammed Morsi issued Decree No. 11-2012 to restore the Parliament, which had been dissolved by a previous decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The Decree also states that On June 16, 2012, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a supplementary constitutional declaration amending provisions of the constitutional declaration of 2011. The supplementary declaration amends articles 30, 53, 53/1, 53/2, 56 B, On June 13, 2012, the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court declared two recently drafted laws unconstitutional. The court ruled that paragraph 1 of article 6 of Law 108-2011, on the structure of the membership of the People's On June 2, 2012, the Criminal Court of Egypt sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison. The same sentence was meted out to the former Minister of Interior (the equivalent of the Secretary of According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On May 9, 2012, the Supreme Administrative Court of Egypt rendered a decision to halt all procedures related to the upcoming presidential elections. The Court also stopped the execution of Administrative Decision No. 5-2122, issued by On May 7, 2012, the Legislative Committee of Egypt's People's Assembly approved the amendment of specific provisions on the crime of torture in the country's penal law. The amendment increases the punishment of public officials who On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On April 15, 2012, the Supreme Electoral Commission of Egypt disqualified ten candidates from the upcoming presidential race because they are in violation of the country's election laws. The Commission also rejected the appeals submitted by On April 9, 2012, Hazem Salah Abu Ismail filed a lawsuit before the Egyptian Administrative Court to prove that his mother is not a dual citizen of the United States and Egypt. Abu Ismail is one On April 10, 2012, the legislative drafting committee of the People's Assembly approved a bill prohibiting individuals who worked closely with former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and members of the former ruling party from running in On April 10, 2012, the Egyptian Administrative Judicial Court issued a decision suspending the constitutional panel. The suspended panel included 100 members, half of whom were parliamentarians representing Islamic interest groups including the al Jama'a al On March 21, 2012, the Assistant Minister of Justice in the current cabinet rejected the draft law submitted by Members of Parliament on the impeachment of the President. The draft law would grant to the legislative On March 11, 2012, an Egyptian court acquitted Dr. Ahmed Adel, who had been accused of forcing a woman to undergo a virginity test. The charges in the case were public obscenity and disobeying military orders; On February 8, 2012, it was reported that the Chief of the Supreme Judicial Council and President of the Court of Cassation in Egypt, Judge Husam el-Din al-Ghariani, had sent a letter to the Speaker of On January 21, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 12-2012, amending an array of provisions found in Law 174-2005 on presidential elections. The new Law grants political parties that are represented in On December 8, 2011, blogger Alaa Abd al Fattah filed a lawsuit before an administrative court in Egypt against the Ministers of the Interior and of Justice, asking to be allowed to cast his vote in On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms On August 3, 2011, the Criminal Court of Cairo began the public trial for former President Hosni Mubarak, along with both of his sons. Mubarak was transferred by a military plane from a hospital in the On March 19, 2011, the Egyptian people participated in a public referendum and approved, by a majority of 77% of the votes cast, amendments to the 1971 Constitution relating to the election of the President of On December 4, 2010, the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC), the highest administrative judicial body in Egypt, invalidated the two rounds of polling for the November 2010 Egyptian parliamentary elections. It upheld 1,000 court decisions issued by In October 2010, a family court in Egypt rejected the DNA results in a case concerning a parental relationship. The primary reason for rejecting the test results is that DNA testing does not adhere to Islamic On June 13, 2010, the Ministry of Justice of Egypt established a committee to compose a draft law regulating marriage and divorce for Christians. The purpose of this initiative is to help alleviate the anger expressed It was reported on April 2, 2010, that a bill targeting human rights activists as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) will be discussed by the People's Assembly (lower house) of the Egyptian Parliament in its current On February 2, 2010, the Administrative Judicial Court of Egypt, the country's adjudicative body for administrative disputes related to government contracts, tenders, and administrative questions, issued a decision supporting a ministerial resolution issued by the Minister On November 14, 2009, Egypt's Council of Ministers discussed new legislation on creating a long-term partnership agreement between the private sector and the Egyptian government. The proposed law would enable private corporations to play a larger Dr. Mohammed Sayyed Tantatwi, the head of Al-Azhar in Cairo, the most prestigious religious university in the Sunni Muslim world, ordered a student in one of the schools affiliated with the university to remove her niqab... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 13 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401621_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Contribution by Muslims to Build a Church Allowed in Islam http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401524_text Church and state relations - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January The assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution for Egypt released a preliminary draft, available in Arabic, on its website (last visited Oct. 25, 2012). On October 16, 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court On August 12, 2012, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration, repealing the June 2012 Declaration issued by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) that had effectively stripped the legislature and the executive On July 8, 2012, Egypt's recently elected President Muhammed Morsi issued Decree No. 11-2012 to restore the Parliament, which had been dissolved by a previous decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The Decree also states that On June 16, 2012, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a supplementary constitutional declaration amending provisions of the constitutional declaration of 2011. The supplementary declaration amends articles 30, 53, 53/1, 53/2, 56 B, On June 13, 2012, the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court declared two recently drafted laws unconstitutional. The court ruled that paragraph 1 of article 6 of Law 108-2011, on the structure of the membership of the People's On June 2, 2012, the Criminal Court of Egypt sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison. The same sentence was meted out to the former Minister of Interior (the equivalent of the Secretary of According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On May 9, 2012, the Supreme Administrative Court of Egypt rendered a decision to halt all procedures related to the upcoming presidential elections. The Court also stopped the execution of Administrative Decision No. 5-2122, issued by On May 7, 2012, the Legislative Committee of Egypt's People's Assembly approved the amendment of specific provisions on the crime of torture in the country's penal law. The amendment increases the punishment of public officials who On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On April 15, 2012, the Supreme Electoral Commission of Egypt disqualified ten candidates from the upcoming presidential race because they are in violation of the country's election laws. The Commission also rejected the appeals submitted by On April 9, 2012, Hazem Salah Abu Ismail filed a lawsuit before the Egyptian Administrative Court to prove that his mother is not a dual citizen of the United States and Egypt. Abu Ismail is one On April 10, 2012, the legislative drafting committee of the People's Assembly approved a bill prohibiting individuals who worked closely with former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and members of the former ruling party from running in On April 10, 2012, the Egyptian Administrative Judicial Court issued a decision suspending the constitutional panel. The suspended panel included 100 members, half of whom were parliamentarians representing Islamic interest groups including the al Jama'a al On March 21, 2012, the Assistant Minister of Justice in the current cabinet rejected the draft law submitted by Members of Parliament on the impeachment of the President. The draft law would grant to the legislative On March 11, 2012, an Egyptian court acquitted Dr. Ahmed Adel, who had been accused of forcing a woman to undergo a virginity test. The charges in the case were public obscenity and disobeying military orders; On February 8, 2012, it was reported that the Chief of the Supreme Judicial Council and President of the Court of Cassation in Egypt, Judge Husam el-Din al-Ghariani, had sent a letter to the Speaker of On January 21, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 12-2012, amending an array of provisions found in Law 174-2005 on presidential elections. The new Law grants political parties that are represented in On December 8, 2011, blogger Alaa Abd al Fattah filed a lawsuit before an administrative court in Egypt against the Ministers of the Interior and of Justice, asking to be allowed to cast his vote in On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms On August 3, 2011, the Criminal Court of Cairo began the public trial for former President Hosni Mubarak, along with both of his sons. Mubarak was transferred by a military plane from a hospital in the On March 19, 2011, the Egyptian people participated in a public referendum and approved, by a majority of 77% of the votes cast, amendments to the 1971 Constitution relating to the election of the President of On December 4, 2010, the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC), the highest administrative judicial body in Egypt, invalidated the two rounds of polling for the November 2010 Egyptian parliamentary elections. It upheld 1,000 court decisions issued by In October 2010, a family court in Egypt rejected the DNA results in a case concerning a parental relationship. The primary reason for rejecting the test results is that DNA testing does not adhere to Islamic On June 13, 2010, the Ministry of Justice of Egypt established a committee to compose a draft law regulating marriage and divorce for Christians. The purpose of this initiative is to help alleviate the anger expressed It was reported on April 2, 2010, that a bill targeting human rights activists as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) will be discussed by the People's Assembly (lower house) of the Egyptian Parliament in its current On February 2, 2010, the Administrative Judicial Court of Egypt, the country's adjudicative body for administrative disputes related to government contracts, tenders, and administrative questions, issued a decision supporting a ministerial resolution issued by the Minister On November 14, 2009, Egypt's Council of Ministers discussed new legislation on creating a long-term partnership agreement between the private sector and the Egyptian government. The proposed law would enable private corporations to play a larger Dr. Mohammed Sayyed Tantatwi, the head of Al-Azhar in Cairo, the most prestigious religious university in the Sunni Muslim world, ordered a student in one of the schools affiliated with the university to remove her niqab Sheikh Mohammed Tantawi, head of the prestigious Muslim university Al-Azhar in Cairo, asserted that a Muslim is permitted to contribute to the building of a church and that it is not correct to depict the building... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 26 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401524_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Measures Taken to Combat Bird and Swine Flu http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401305_text Workers safety and health - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January The assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution for Egypt released a preliminary draft, available in Arabic, on its website (last visited Oct. 25, 2012). On October 16, 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court On August 12, 2012, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration, repealing the June 2012 Declaration issued by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) that had effectively stripped the legislature and the executive On July 8, 2012, Egypt's recently elected President Muhammed Morsi issued Decree No. 11-2012 to restore the Parliament, which had been dissolved by a previous decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The Decree also states that On June 16, 2012, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a supplementary constitutional declaration amending provisions of the constitutional declaration of 2011. The supplementary declaration amends articles 30, 53, 53/1, 53/2, 56 B, On June 13, 2012, the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court declared two recently drafted laws unconstitutional. The court ruled that paragraph 1 of article 6 of Law 108-2011, on the structure of the membership of the People's On June 2, 2012, the Criminal Court of Egypt sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison. The same sentence was meted out to the former Minister of Interior (the equivalent of the Secretary of According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On May 9, 2012, the Supreme Administrative Court of Egypt rendered a decision to halt all procedures related to the upcoming presidential elections. The Court also stopped the execution of Administrative Decision No. 5-2122, issued by On May 7, 2012, the Legislative Committee of Egypt's People's Assembly approved the amendment of specific provisions on the crime of torture in the country's penal law. The amendment increases the punishment of public officials who On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On April 15, 2012, the Supreme Electoral Commission of Egypt disqualified ten candidates from the upcoming presidential race because they are in violation of the country's election laws. The Commission also rejected the appeals submitted by On April 9, 2012, Hazem Salah Abu Ismail filed a lawsuit before the Egyptian Administrative Court to prove that his mother is not a dual citizen of the United States and Egypt. Abu Ismail is one On April 10, 2012, the legislative drafting committee of the People's Assembly approved a bill prohibiting individuals who worked closely with former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and members of the former ruling party from running in On April 10, 2012, the Egyptian Administrative Judicial Court issued a decision suspending the constitutional panel. The suspended panel included 100 members, half of whom were parliamentarians representing Islamic interest groups including the al Jama'a al On March 21, 2012, the Assistant Minister of Justice in the current cabinet rejected the draft law submitted by Members of Parliament on the impeachment of the President. The draft law would grant to the legislative On March 11, 2012, an Egyptian court acquitted Dr. Ahmed Adel, who had been accused of forcing a woman to undergo a virginity test. The charges in the case were public obscenity and disobeying military orders; On February 8, 2012, it was reported that the Chief of the Supreme Judicial Council and President of the Court of Cassation in Egypt, Judge Husam el-Din al-Ghariani, had sent a letter to the Speaker of On January 21, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 12-2012, amending an array of provisions found in Law 174-2005 on presidential elections. The new Law grants political parties that are represented in On December 8, 2011, blogger Alaa Abd al Fattah filed a lawsuit before an administrative court in Egypt against the Ministers of the Interior and of Justice, asking to be allowed to cast his vote in On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms On August 3, 2011, the Criminal Court of Cairo began the public trial for former President Hosni Mubarak, along with both of his sons. Mubarak was transferred by a military plane from a hospital in the On March 19, 2011, the Egyptian people participated in a public referendum and approved, by a majority of 77% of the votes cast, amendments to the 1971 Constitution relating to the election of the President of On December 4, 2010, the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC), the highest administrative judicial body in Egypt, invalidated the two rounds of polling for the November 2010 Egyptian parliamentary elections. It upheld 1,000 court decisions issued by In October 2010, a family court in Egypt rejected the DNA results in a case concerning a parental relationship. The primary reason for rejecting the test results is that DNA testing does not adhere to Islamic On June 13, 2010, the Ministry of Justice of Egypt established a committee to compose a draft law regulating marriage and divorce for Christians. The purpose of this initiative is to help alleviate the anger expressed It was reported on April 2, 2010, that a bill targeting human rights activists as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) will be discussed by the People's Assembly (lower house) of the Egyptian Parliament in its current On February 2, 2010, the Administrative Judicial Court of Egypt, the country's adjudicative body for administrative disputes related to government contracts, tenders, and administrative questions, issued a decision supporting a ministerial resolution issued by the Minister On November 14, 2009, Egypt's Council of Ministers discussed new legislation on creating a long-term partnership agreement between the private sector and the Egyptian government. The proposed law would enable private corporations to play a larger Dr. Mohammed Sayyed Tantatwi, the head of Al-Azhar in Cairo, the most prestigious religious university in the Sunni Muslim world, ordered a student in one of the schools affiliated with the university to remove her niqab Sheikh Mohammed Tantawi, head of the prestigious Muslim university Al-Azhar in Cairo, asserted that a Muslim is permitted to contribute to the building of a church and that it is not correct to depict the building In order to combat bird and swine flu, on April 29, 2009, the People's Assembly of Egypt passed a law regulating the trade in live poultry. During the same session, the Parliament also ordered the executive... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 26 May 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401305_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Members Arrested http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540283_text Elections and politics - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January The assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution for Egypt released a preliminary draft, available in Arabic, on its website (last visited Oct. 25, 2012). On October 16, 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court On August 12, 2012, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration, repealing the June 2012 Declaration issued by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) that had effectively stripped the legislature and the executive On July 8, 2012, Egypt's recently elected President Muhammed Morsi issued Decree No. 11-2012 to restore the Parliament, which had been dissolved by a previous decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The Decree also states that On June 16, 2012, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a supplementary constitutional declaration amending provisions of the constitutional declaration of 2011. The supplementary declaration amends articles 30, 53, 53/1, 53/2, 56 B, On June 13, 2012, the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court declared two recently drafted laws unconstitutional. The court ruled that paragraph 1 of article 6 of Law 108-2011, on the structure of the membership of the People's On June 2, 2012, the Criminal Court of Egypt sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison. The same sentence was meted out to the former Minister of Interior (the equivalent of the Secretary of According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On May 9, 2012, the Supreme Administrative Court of Egypt rendered a decision to halt all procedures related to the upcoming presidential elections. The Court also stopped the execution of Administrative Decision No. 5-2122, issued by On May 7, 2012, the Legislative Committee of Egypt's People's Assembly approved the amendment of specific provisions on the crime of torture in the country's penal law. The amendment increases the punishment of public officials who On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On April 15, 2012, the Supreme Electoral Commission of Egypt disqualified ten candidates from the upcoming presidential race because they are in violation of the country's election laws. The Commission also rejected the appeals submitted by On April 9, 2012, Hazem Salah Abu Ismail filed a lawsuit before the Egyptian Administrative Court to prove that his mother is not a dual citizen of the United States and Egypt. Abu Ismail is one On April 10, 2012, the legislative drafting committee of the People's Assembly approved a bill prohibiting individuals who worked closely with former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and members of the former ruling party from running in On April 10, 2012, the Egyptian Administrative Judicial Court issued a decision suspending the constitutional panel. The suspended panel included 100 members, half of whom were parliamentarians representing Islamic interest groups including the al Jama'a al On March 21, 2012, the Assistant Minister of Justice in the current cabinet rejected the draft law submitted by Members of Parliament on the impeachment of the President. The draft law would grant to the legislative On March 11, 2012, an Egyptian court acquitted Dr. Ahmed Adel, who had been accused of forcing a woman to undergo a virginity test. The charges in the case were public obscenity and disobeying military orders; On February 8, 2012, it was reported that the Chief of the Supreme Judicial Council and President of the Court of Cassation in Egypt, Judge Husam el-Din al-Ghariani, had sent a letter to the Speaker of On January 21, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 12-2012, amending an array of provisions found in Law 174-2005 on presidential elections. The new Law grants political parties that are represented in On December 8, 2011, blogger Alaa Abd al Fattah filed a lawsuit before an administrative court in Egypt against the Ministers of the Interior and of Justice, asking to be allowed to cast his vote in On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms On August 3, 2011, the Criminal Court of Cairo began the public trial for former President Hosni Mubarak, along with both of his sons. Mubarak was transferred by a military plane from a hospital in the On March 19, 2011, the Egyptian people participated in a public referendum and approved, by a majority of 77% of the votes cast, amendments to the 1971 Constitution relating to the election of the President of On December 4, 2010, the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC), the highest administrative judicial body in Egypt, invalidated the two rounds of polling for the November 2010 Egyptian parliamentary elections. It upheld 1,000 court decisions issued by In October 2010, a family court in Egypt rejected the DNA results in a case concerning a parental relationship. The primary reason for rejecting the test results is that DNA testing does not adhere to Islamic On June 13, 2010, the Ministry of Justice of Egypt established a committee to compose a draft law regulating marriage and divorce for Christians. The purpose of this initiative is to help alleviate the anger expressed It was reported on April 2, 2010, that a bill targeting human rights activists as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) will be discussed by the People's Assembly (lower house) of the Egyptian Parliament in its current On February 2, 2010, the Administrative Judicial Court of Egypt, the country's adjudicative body for administrative disputes related to government contracts, tenders, and administrative questions, issued a decision supporting a ministerial resolution issued by the Minister On November 14, 2009, Egypt's Council of Ministers discussed new legislation on creating a long-term partnership agreement between the private sector and the Egyptian government. The proposed law would enable private corporations to play a larger Dr. Mohammed Sayyed Tantatwi, the head of Al-Azhar in Cairo, the most prestigious religious university in the Sunni Muslim world, ordered a student in one of the schools affiliated with the university to remove her niqab Sheikh Mohammed Tantawi, head of the prestigious Muslim university Al-Azhar in Cairo, asserted that a Muslim is permitted to contribute to the building of a church and that it is not correct to depict the building In order to combat bird and swine flu, on April 29, 2009, the People's Assembly of Egypt passed a law regulating the trade in live poultry. During the same session, the Parliament also ordered the executive On February 17, 2008, the Egyptian security forces conducted a wave of arrests against officials of the Muslim Brotherhood group. The round of arrests, the second in three days, included 51 persons from four provinces, to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540283_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Police Officers Jailed for Parading Detainee http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540209_text Crime and law enforcement - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January The assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution for Egypt released a preliminary draft, available in Arabic, on its website (last visited Oct. 25, 2012). On October 16, 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court On August 12, 2012, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration, repealing the June 2012 Declaration issued by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) that had effectively stripped the legislature and the executive On July 8, 2012, Egypt's recently elected President Muhammed Morsi issued Decree No. 11-2012 to restore the Parliament, which had been dissolved by a previous decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The Decree also states that On June 16, 2012, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a supplementary constitutional declaration amending provisions of the constitutional declaration of 2011. The supplementary declaration amends articles 30, 53, 53/1, 53/2, 56 B, On June 13, 2012, the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court declared two recently drafted laws unconstitutional. The court ruled that paragraph 1 of article 6 of Law 108-2011, on the structure of the membership of the People's On June 2, 2012, the Criminal Court of Egypt sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison. The same sentence was meted out to the former Minister of Interior (the equivalent of the Secretary of According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On May 9, 2012, the Supreme Administrative Court of Egypt rendered a decision to halt all procedures related to the upcoming presidential elections. The Court also stopped the execution of Administrative Decision No. 5-2122, issued by On May 7, 2012, the Legislative Committee of Egypt's People's Assembly approved the amendment of specific provisions on the crime of torture in the country's penal law. The amendment increases the punishment of public officials who On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On April 15, 2012, the Supreme Electoral Commission of Egypt disqualified ten candidates from the upcoming presidential race because they are in violation of the country's election laws. The Commission also rejected the appeals submitted by On April 9, 2012, Hazem Salah Abu Ismail filed a lawsuit before the Egyptian Administrative Court to prove that his mother is not a dual citizen of the United States and Egypt. Abu Ismail is one On April 10, 2012, the legislative drafting committee of the People's Assembly approved a bill prohibiting individuals who worked closely with former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and members of the former ruling party from running in On April 10, 2012, the Egyptian Administrative Judicial Court issued a decision suspending the constitutional panel. The suspended panel included 100 members, half of whom were parliamentarians representing Islamic interest groups including the al Jama'a al On March 21, 2012, the Assistant Minister of Justice in the current cabinet rejected the draft law submitted by Members of Parliament on the impeachment of the President. The draft law would grant to the legislative On March 11, 2012, an Egyptian court acquitted Dr. Ahmed Adel, who had been accused of forcing a woman to undergo a virginity test. The charges in the case were public obscenity and disobeying military orders; On February 8, 2012, it was reported that the Chief of the Supreme Judicial Council and President of the Court of Cassation in Egypt, Judge Husam el-Din al-Ghariani, had sent a letter to the Speaker of On January 21, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 12-2012, amending an array of provisions found in Law 174-2005 on presidential elections. The new Law grants political parties that are represented in On December 8, 2011, blogger Alaa Abd al Fattah filed a lawsuit before an administrative court in Egypt against the Ministers of the Interior and of Justice, asking to be allowed to cast his vote in On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms On August 3, 2011, the Criminal Court of Cairo began the public trial for former President Hosni Mubarak, along with both of his sons. Mubarak was transferred by a military plane from a hospital in the On March 19, 2011, the Egyptian people participated in a public referendum and approved, by a majority of 77% of the votes cast, amendments to the 1971 Constitution relating to the election of the President of On December 4, 2010, the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC), the highest administrative judicial body in Egypt, invalidated the two rounds of polling for the November 2010 Egyptian parliamentary elections. It upheld 1,000 court decisions issued by In October 2010, a family court in Egypt rejected the DNA results in a case concerning a parental relationship. The primary reason for rejecting the test results is that DNA testing does not adhere to Islamic On June 13, 2010, the Ministry of Justice of Egypt established a committee to compose a draft law regulating marriage and divorce for Christians. The purpose of this initiative is to help alleviate the anger expressed It was reported on April 2, 2010, that a bill targeting human rights activists as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) will be discussed by the People's Assembly (lower house) of the Egyptian Parliament in its current On February 2, 2010, the Administrative Judicial Court of Egypt, the country's adjudicative body for administrative disputes related to government contracts, tenders, and administrative questions, issued a decision supporting a ministerial resolution issued by the Minister On November 14, 2009, Egypt's Council of Ministers discussed new legislation on creating a long-term partnership agreement between the private sector and the Egyptian government. The proposed law would enable private corporations to play a larger Dr. Mohammed Sayyed Tantatwi, the head of Al-Azhar in Cairo, the most prestigious religious university in the Sunni Muslim world, ordered a student in one of the schools affiliated with the university to remove her niqab Sheikh Mohammed Tantawi, head of the prestigious Muslim university Al-Azhar in Cairo, asserted that a Muslim is permitted to contribute to the building of a church and that it is not correct to depict the building In order to combat bird and swine flu, on April 29, 2009, the People's Assembly of Egypt passed a law regulating the trade in live poultry. During the same session, the Parliament also ordered the executive On February 17, 2008, the Egyptian security forces conducted a wave of arrests against officials of the Muslim Brotherhood group. The round of arrests, the second in three days, included 51 persons from four provinces, to On January 5, 2008, an Egyptian court sentenced a police major, Yousri Ahmed Issa, to five years in prison and two police officers to one year each for parading a male detainee up and down a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sat, 02 Feb 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540209_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Christian Shops Burned http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054040_text Church and state relations - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January The assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution for Egypt released a preliminary draft, available in Arabic, on its website (last visited Oct. 25, 2012). On October 16, 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court On August 12, 2012, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration, repealing the June 2012 Declaration issued by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) that had effectively stripped the legislature and the executive On July 8, 2012, Egypt's recently elected President Muhammed Morsi issued Decree No. 11-2012 to restore the Parliament, which had been dissolved by a previous decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The Decree also states that On June 16, 2012, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a supplementary constitutional declaration amending provisions of the constitutional declaration of 2011. The supplementary declaration amends articles 30, 53, 53/1, 53/2, 56 B, On June 13, 2012, the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court declared two recently drafted laws unconstitutional. The court ruled that paragraph 1 of article 6 of Law 108-2011, on the structure of the membership of the People's On June 2, 2012, the Criminal Court of Egypt sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison. The same sentence was meted out to the former Minister of Interior (the equivalent of the Secretary of According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On May 9, 2012, the Supreme Administrative Court of Egypt rendered a decision to halt all procedures related to the upcoming presidential elections. The Court also stopped the execution of Administrative Decision No. 5-2122, issued by On May 7, 2012, the Legislative Committee of Egypt's People's Assembly approved the amendment of specific provisions on the crime of torture in the country's penal law. The amendment increases the punishment of public officials who On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On April 15, 2012, the Supreme Electoral Commission of Egypt disqualified ten candidates from the upcoming presidential race because they are in violation of the country's election laws. The Commission also rejected the appeals submitted by On April 9, 2012, Hazem Salah Abu Ismail filed a lawsuit before the Egyptian Administrative Court to prove that his mother is not a dual citizen of the United States and Egypt. Abu Ismail is one On April 10, 2012, the legislative drafting committee of the People's Assembly approved a bill prohibiting individuals who worked closely with former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and members of the former ruling party from running in On April 10, 2012, the Egyptian Administrative Judicial Court issued a decision suspending the constitutional panel. The suspended panel included 100 members, half of whom were parliamentarians representing Islamic interest groups including the al Jama'a al On March 21, 2012, the Assistant Minister of Justice in the current cabinet rejected the draft law submitted by Members of Parliament on the impeachment of the President. The draft law would grant to the legislative On March 11, 2012, an Egyptian court acquitted Dr. Ahmed Adel, who had been accused of forcing a woman to undergo a virginity test. The charges in the case were public obscenity and disobeying military orders; On February 8, 2012, it was reported that the Chief of the Supreme Judicial Council and President of the Court of Cassation in Egypt, Judge Husam el-Din al-Ghariani, had sent a letter to the Speaker of On January 21, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 12-2012, amending an array of provisions found in Law 174-2005 on presidential elections. The new Law grants political parties that are represented in On December 8, 2011, blogger Alaa Abd al Fattah filed a lawsuit before an administrative court in Egypt against the Ministers of the Interior and of Justice, asking to be allowed to cast his vote in On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms On August 3, 2011, the Criminal Court of Cairo began the public trial for former President Hosni Mubarak, along with both of his sons. Mubarak was transferred by a military plane from a hospital in the On March 19, 2011, the Egyptian people participated in a public referendum and approved, by a majority of 77% of the votes cast, amendments to the 1971 Constitution relating to the election of the President of On December 4, 2010, the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC), the highest administrative judicial body in Egypt, invalidated the two rounds of polling for the November 2010 Egyptian parliamentary elections. It upheld 1,000 court decisions issued by In October 2010, a family court in Egypt rejected the DNA results in a case concerning a parental relationship. The primary reason for rejecting the test results is that DNA testing does not adhere to Islamic On June 13, 2010, the Ministry of Justice of Egypt established a committee to compose a draft law regulating marriage and divorce for Christians. The purpose of this initiative is to help alleviate the anger expressed It was reported on April 2, 2010, that a bill targeting human rights activists as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) will be discussed by the People's Assembly (lower house) of the Egyptian Parliament in its current On February 2, 2010, the Administrative Judicial Court of Egypt, the country's adjudicative body for administrative disputes related to government contracts, tenders, and administrative questions, issued a decision supporting a ministerial resolution issued by the Minister On November 14, 2009, Egypt's Council of Ministers discussed new legislation on creating a long-term partnership agreement between the private sector and the Egyptian government. The proposed law would enable private corporations to play a larger Dr. Mohammed Sayyed Tantatwi, the head of Al-Azhar in Cairo, the most prestigious religious university in the Sunni Muslim world, ordered a student in one of the schools affiliated with the university to remove her niqab Sheikh Mohammed Tantawi, head of the prestigious Muslim university Al-Azhar in Cairo, asserted that a Muslim is permitted to contribute to the building of a church and that it is not correct to depict the building In order to combat bird and swine flu, on April 29, 2009, the People's Assembly of Egypt passed a law regulating the trade in live poultry. During the same session, the Parliament also ordered the executive On February 17, 2008, the Egyptian security forces conducted a wave of arrests against officials of the Muslim Brotherhood group. The round of arrests, the second in three days, included 51 persons from four provinces, to On January 5, 2008, an Egyptian court sentenced a police major, Yousri Ahmed Issa, to five years in prison and two police officers to one year each for parading a male detainee up and down a On December 16, 2007, tension between Christians and Muslims in the southern city of Isna in Egypt led to the burning of Christian-owned shops and the damaging of a church. The incident is believed to have... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jan 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054040_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Military Court Dismisses Terrorism Charges http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054044_text Terrorism - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January The assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution for Egypt released a preliminary draft, available in Arabic, on its website (last visited Oct. 25, 2012). On October 16, 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court On August 12, 2012, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration, repealing the June 2012 Declaration issued by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) that had effectively stripped the legislature and the executive On July 8, 2012, Egypt's recently elected President Muhammed Morsi issued Decree No. 11-2012 to restore the Parliament, which had been dissolved by a previous decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The Decree also states that On June 16, 2012, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a supplementary constitutional declaration amending provisions of the constitutional declaration of 2011. The supplementary declaration amends articles 30, 53, 53/1, 53/2, 56 B, On June 13, 2012, the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court declared two recently drafted laws unconstitutional. The court ruled that paragraph 1 of article 6 of Law 108-2011, on the structure of the membership of the People's On June 2, 2012, the Criminal Court of Egypt sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison. The same sentence was meted out to the former Minister of Interior (the equivalent of the Secretary of According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On May 9, 2012, the Supreme Administrative Court of Egypt rendered a decision to halt all procedures related to the upcoming presidential elections. The Court also stopped the execution of Administrative Decision No. 5-2122, issued by On May 7, 2012, the Legislative Committee of Egypt's People's Assembly approved the amendment of specific provisions on the crime of torture in the country's penal law. The amendment increases the punishment of public officials who On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On April 15, 2012, the Supreme Electoral Commission of Egypt disqualified ten candidates from the upcoming presidential race because they are in violation of the country's election laws. The Commission also rejected the appeals submitted by On April 9, 2012, Hazem Salah Abu Ismail filed a lawsuit before the Egyptian Administrative Court to prove that his mother is not a dual citizen of the United States and Egypt. Abu Ismail is one On April 10, 2012, the legislative drafting committee of the People's Assembly approved a bill prohibiting individuals who worked closely with former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and members of the former ruling party from running in On April 10, 2012, the Egyptian Administrative Judicial Court issued a decision suspending the constitutional panel. The suspended panel included 100 members, half of whom were parliamentarians representing Islamic interest groups including the al Jama'a al On March 21, 2012, the Assistant Minister of Justice in the current cabinet rejected the draft law submitted by Members of Parliament on the impeachment of the President. The draft law would grant to the legislative On March 11, 2012, an Egyptian court acquitted Dr. Ahmed Adel, who had been accused of forcing a woman to undergo a virginity test. The charges in the case were public obscenity and disobeying military orders; On February 8, 2012, it was reported that the Chief of the Supreme Judicial Council and President of the Court of Cassation in Egypt, Judge Husam el-Din al-Ghariani, had sent a letter to the Speaker of On January 21, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 12-2012, amending an array of provisions found in Law 174-2005 on presidential elections. The new Law grants political parties that are represented in On December 8, 2011, blogger Alaa Abd al Fattah filed a lawsuit before an administrative court in Egypt against the Ministers of the Interior and of Justice, asking to be allowed to cast his vote in On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms On August 3, 2011, the Criminal Court of Cairo began the public trial for former President Hosni Mubarak, along with both of his sons. Mubarak was transferred by a military plane from a hospital in the On March 19, 2011, the Egyptian people participated in a public referendum and approved, by a majority of 77% of the votes cast, amendments to the 1971 Constitution relating to the election of the President of On December 4, 2010, the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC), the highest administrative judicial body in Egypt, invalidated the two rounds of polling for the November 2010 Egyptian parliamentary elections. It upheld 1,000 court decisions issued by In October 2010, a family court in Egypt rejected the DNA results in a case concerning a parental relationship. The primary reason for rejecting the test results is that DNA testing does not adhere to Islamic On June 13, 2010, the Ministry of Justice of Egypt established a committee to compose a draft law regulating marriage and divorce for Christians. The purpose of this initiative is to help alleviate the anger expressed It was reported on April 2, 2010, that a bill targeting human rights activists as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) will be discussed by the People's Assembly (lower house) of the Egyptian Parliament in its current On February 2, 2010, the Administrative Judicial Court of Egypt, the country's adjudicative body for administrative disputes related to government contracts, tenders, and administrative questions, issued a decision supporting a ministerial resolution issued by the Minister On November 14, 2009, Egypt's Council of Ministers discussed new legislation on creating a long-term partnership agreement between the private sector and the Egyptian government. The proposed law would enable private corporations to play a larger Dr. Mohammed Sayyed Tantatwi, the head of Al-Azhar in Cairo, the most prestigious religious university in the Sunni Muslim world, ordered a student in one of the schools affiliated with the university to remove her niqab Sheikh Mohammed Tantawi, head of the prestigious Muslim university Al-Azhar in Cairo, asserted that a Muslim is permitted to contribute to the building of a church and that it is not correct to depict the building In order to combat bird and swine flu, on April 29, 2009, the People's Assembly of Egypt passed a law regulating the trade in live poultry. During the same session, the Parliament also ordered the executive On February 17, 2008, the Egyptian security forces conducted a wave of arrests against officials of the Muslim Brotherhood group. The round of arrests, the second in three days, included 51 persons from four provinces, to On January 5, 2008, an Egyptian court sentenced a police major, Yousri Ahmed Issa, to five years in prison and two police officers to one year each for parading a male detainee up and down a On December 16, 2007, tension between Christians and Muslims in the southern city of Isna in Egypt led to the burning of Christian-owned shops and the damaging of a church. The incident is believed to have On December 16, 2007, the High Military Court in Egypt, in a surprise move, dismissed the terrorism and money-laundering charges against 40 of the Muslim Brotherhood leaders who were arrested a year ago on these charges.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jan 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054044_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Fatwa Against Marriage to Israeli Women http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054077_text Families - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January The assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution for Egypt released a preliminary draft, available in Arabic, on its website (last visited Oct. 25, 2012). On October 16, 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court On August 12, 2012, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration, repealing the June 2012 Declaration issued by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) that had effectively stripped the legislature and the executive On July 8, 2012, Egypt's recently elected President Muhammed Morsi issued Decree No. 11-2012 to restore the Parliament, which had been dissolved by a previous decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The Decree also states that On June 16, 2012, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a supplementary constitutional declaration amending provisions of the constitutional declaration of 2011. The supplementary declaration amends articles 30, 53, 53/1, 53/2, 56 B, On June 13, 2012, the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court declared two recently drafted laws unconstitutional. The court ruled that paragraph 1 of article 6 of Law 108-2011, on the structure of the membership of the People's On June 2, 2012, the Criminal Court of Egypt sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison. The same sentence was meted out to the former Minister of Interior (the equivalent of the Secretary of According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On May 9, 2012, the Supreme Administrative Court of Egypt rendered a decision to halt all procedures related to the upcoming presidential elections. The Court also stopped the execution of Administrative Decision No. 5-2122, issued by On May 7, 2012, the Legislative Committee of Egypt's People's Assembly approved the amendment of specific provisions on the crime of torture in the country's penal law. The amendment increases the punishment of public officials who On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On April 15, 2012, the Supreme Electoral Commission of Egypt disqualified ten candidates from the upcoming presidential race because they are in violation of the country's election laws. The Commission also rejected the appeals submitted by On April 9, 2012, Hazem Salah Abu Ismail filed a lawsuit before the Egyptian Administrative Court to prove that his mother is not a dual citizen of the United States and Egypt. Abu Ismail is one On April 10, 2012, the legislative drafting committee of the People's Assembly approved a bill prohibiting individuals who worked closely with former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and members of the former ruling party from running in On April 10, 2012, the Egyptian Administrative Judicial Court issued a decision suspending the constitutional panel. The suspended panel included 100 members, half of whom were parliamentarians representing Islamic interest groups including the al Jama'a al On March 21, 2012, the Assistant Minister of Justice in the current cabinet rejected the draft law submitted by Members of Parliament on the impeachment of the President. The draft law would grant to the legislative On March 11, 2012, an Egyptian court acquitted Dr. Ahmed Adel, who had been accused of forcing a woman to undergo a virginity test. The charges in the case were public obscenity and disobeying military orders; On February 8, 2012, it was reported that the Chief of the Supreme Judicial Council and President of the Court of Cassation in Egypt, Judge Husam el-Din al-Ghariani, had sent a letter to the Speaker of On January 21, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 12-2012, amending an array of provisions found in Law 174-2005 on presidential elections. The new Law grants political parties that are represented in On December 8, 2011, blogger Alaa Abd al Fattah filed a lawsuit before an administrative court in Egypt against the Ministers of the Interior and of Justice, asking to be allowed to cast his vote in On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms On August 3, 2011, the Criminal Court of Cairo began the public trial for former President Hosni Mubarak, along with both of his sons. Mubarak was transferred by a military plane from a hospital in the On March 19, 2011, the Egyptian people participated in a public referendum and approved, by a majority of 77% of the votes cast, amendments to the 1971 Constitution relating to the election of the President of On December 4, 2010, the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC), the highest administrative judicial body in Egypt, invalidated the two rounds of polling for the November 2010 Egyptian parliamentary elections. It upheld 1,000 court decisions issued by In October 2010, a family court in Egypt rejected the DNA results in a case concerning a parental relationship. The primary reason for rejecting the test results is that DNA testing does not adhere to Islamic On June 13, 2010, the Ministry of Justice of Egypt established a committee to compose a draft law regulating marriage and divorce for Christians. The purpose of this initiative is to help alleviate the anger expressed It was reported on April 2, 2010, that a bill targeting human rights activists as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) will be discussed by the People's Assembly (lower house) of the Egyptian Parliament in its current On February 2, 2010, the Administrative Judicial Court of Egypt, the country's adjudicative body for administrative disputes related to government contracts, tenders, and administrative questions, issued a decision supporting a ministerial resolution issued by the Minister On November 14, 2009, Egypt's Council of Ministers discussed new legislation on creating a long-term partnership agreement between the private sector and the Egyptian government. The proposed law would enable private corporations to play a larger Dr. Mohammed Sayyed Tantatwi, the head of Al-Azhar in Cairo, the most prestigious religious university in the Sunni Muslim world, ordered a student in one of the schools affiliated with the university to remove her niqab Sheikh Mohammed Tantawi, head of the prestigious Muslim university Al-Azhar in Cairo, asserted that a Muslim is permitted to contribute to the building of a church and that it is not correct to depict the building In order to combat bird and swine flu, on April 29, 2009, the People's Assembly of Egypt passed a law regulating the trade in live poultry. During the same session, the Parliament also ordered the executive On February 17, 2008, the Egyptian security forces conducted a wave of arrests against officials of the Muslim Brotherhood group. The round of arrests, the second in three days, included 51 persons from four provinces, to On January 5, 2008, an Egyptian court sentenced a police major, Yousri Ahmed Issa, to five years in prison and two police officers to one year each for parading a male detainee up and down a On December 16, 2007, tension between Christians and Muslims in the southern city of Isna in Egypt led to the burning of Christian-owned shops and the damaging of a church. The incident is believed to have On December 16, 2007, the High Military Court in Egypt, in a surprise move, dismissed the terrorism and money-laundering charges against 40 of the Muslim Brotherhood leaders who were arrested a year ago on these charges. A former undersecretary of Al-Azhar (an Egyptian University connected to a mosque in Cairo), Sheikh Farhat Saeed al-Munji, issued a fatwa (Islamic religious edict) in which he prohibits Muslim men from marrying Israeli women. The justification... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054077_text Global Legal Monitor: Egypt: Tribal Council Fines Journalist http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540129_text Communications - On October 20, 2014, a group of law students who had been denied positions in Egypt's public prosecution service filed a petition before the country's administrative court to repeal the decision that had been issued by On October 4, 2014, representatives of Egypt's Ministry of Labor held a number of meetings with representatives of labor unions across the nation to discuss a draft law regulating workers' strikes. According to a statement On September 21, 2014, President Abdal Fatah al Sisi of Egypt issued Presidential Decree No. 128 of 2014, amending article 78 of the country's Penal Code with the aim ofimpeding foreign funding of individuals and local On June 12, 2014, Egypt's General Prosecutor ordered the referral of seven individual suspects for trial before the Criminal Court of Cairo, on charges of rape and sexual assault. The authorities had arrested those individuals On May 13, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, issued a decree amending Law No. 80 of 2002 on combating money laundering. The purpose of the amendment is to curb the wave of terrorist acts In an official statement issued on May 8, 2014, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it does not have jurisdiction over the allegations submitted in an official complaint against the current Egyptian government by lawyers The criminal court of Egypt's Al Minya Province recently sentenced the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization (the spiritual head of the organization), along with 680 of its members, to the death penalty. On There is a current debate in Egypt between two groups of legal scholars on whether the interim President, Adely Mansour, has the authority to issue a law regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections. (A Debate On April 8, 2014, the Council of Ministers of Egypt issued Decree No. 579-2014, implementing a court decision issued on December 24, 2013, classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. (Council of Ministers Decree On March 24, 2014, the defense lawyers for 528 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who were convicted of various offenses and given the death penalty announced, in a press conference, that due process for On March 8, 2014, Egypt's Interim President, Adely Mansour, issued Presidential Decree 14-2014 regulating the presidential elections of 2014. The new legislation is designed to identify requirements that candidates who wish to run in the On February 25, 2014, an Egyptian Court of First Instance punished three political activists with three years of imprisonment for posting signs saying "No to the New Constitution." The activists were tried in absentia; their whereabouts On January 19, 2014, a final draft of the Egyptian Constitution was approved by 98% of voters in a popular referendum. Chief Justice Nabil Saleeb Awadallah, the Head of the Supreme National Electoral Commission, announced in On January 10, 2014, according to news reports, the Egyptian President was expected to approve an amendment to article 49 of Law 73-1956, on the exercise of political rights. The amendment will reportedly enhance the Law's On January 6, 2014, the Egyptian President issued Law 8-2014, governing the constitutional referendum process for 2014. According to the newly enacted legislation, Egyptians will not be restricted by residential address when they cast their votes On November 24, 2013, President Adly Mansour, Egypt's Interim President, approved Law 107-2013, known as the "anti-protest legislation." Law 107-2013 is aimed at regulating peaceful protests and public meetings. (Anti-Protest Law [in Arabic], AL On December 14, 2013, Egypt's Minister of Social Services announced that his Ministry had finished drafting legislation concerning the funding and establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. The proposed law amends current law No. 84-2002. On November 27, 2013, the Felony Court of Alexandria, Egypt convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison 14 young women of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, on charges of participating in demonstrations held during the month On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of Egypt ordered the reinstatement of the former General Prosecutor, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud. A chamber within the Court of Appeals On February 27, 2013, the Egyptian Council of Ministers approved a draft law allowing the issuance by the government of Islamic bonds, known as "sukuk." The intent behind the draft law was to help close the On February 18, 2013, Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court announced that the draft law on organizing parliamentary elections violated the country's current Constitution. Accordingly, the Court On November 4, 2012, Egypt's Ministry of Finance decided to postpone the implementation of the real property tax law (Law 196-2008 of June 23, 2008) until January The assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution for Egypt released a preliminary draft, available in Arabic, on its website (last visited Oct. 25, 2012). On October 16, 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court On August 12, 2012, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi issued a new constitutional declaration, repealing the June 2012 Declaration issued by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) that had effectively stripped the legislature and the executive On July 8, 2012, Egypt's recently elected President Muhammed Morsi issued Decree No. 11-2012 to restore the Parliament, which had been dissolved by a previous decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The Decree also states that On June 16, 2012, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a supplementary constitutional declaration amending provisions of the constitutional declaration of 2011. The supplementary declaration amends articles 30, 53, 53/1, 53/2, 56 B, On June 13, 2012, the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court declared two recently drafted laws unconstitutional. The court ruled that paragraph 1 of article 6 of Law 108-2011, on the structure of the membership of the People's On June 2, 2012, the Criminal Court of Egypt sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison. The same sentence was meted out to the former Minister of Interior (the equivalent of the Secretary of According to an official source in the Egyptian government, a number of Islamist members of Parliament are attempting to pass legislation granting amnesty to people convicted or accused of being involved in terrorist acts. The source On May 9, 2012, the Supreme Administrative Court of Egypt rendered a decision to halt all procedures related to the upcoming presidential elections. The Court also stopped the execution of Administrative Decision No. 5-2122, issued by On May 7, 2012, the Legislative Committee of Egypt's People's Assembly approved the amendment of specific provisions on the crime of torture in the country's penal law. The amendment increases the punishment of public officials who On May 6, 2012, the Egyptian People's Assembly approved the abolishment of article 6 of the Law on the Military Judiciary. This article allowed the President of the Republic to refer civilians for trial before military On April 15, 2012, the Supreme Electoral Commission of Egypt disqualified ten candidates from the upcoming presidential race because they are in violation of the country's election laws. The Commission also rejected the appeals submitted by On April 9, 2012, Hazem Salah Abu Ismail filed a lawsuit before the Egyptian Administrative Court to prove that his mother is not a dual citizen of the United States and Egypt. Abu Ismail is one On April 10, 2012, the legislative drafting committee of the People's Assembly approved a bill prohibiting individuals who worked closely with former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and members of the former ruling party from running in On April 10, 2012, the Egyptian Administrative Judicial Court issued a decision suspending the constitutional panel. The suspended panel included 100 members, half of whom were parliamentarians representing Islamic interest groups including the al Jama'a al On March 21, 2012, the Assistant Minister of Justice in the current cabinet rejected the draft law submitted by Members of Parliament on the impeachment of the President. The draft law would grant to the legislative On March 11, 2012, an Egyptian court acquitted Dr. Ahmed Adel, who had been accused of forcing a woman to undergo a virginity test. The charges in the case were public obscenity and disobeying military orders; On February 8, 2012, it was reported that the Chief of the Supreme Judicial Council and President of the Court of Cassation in Egypt, Judge Husam el-Din al-Ghariani, had sent a letter to the Speaker of On January 21, Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 12-2012, amending an array of provisions found in Law 174-2005 on presidential elections. The new Law grants political parties that are represented in On December 8, 2011, blogger Alaa Abd al Fattah filed a lawsuit before an administrative court in Egypt against the Ministers of the Interior and of Justice, asking to be allowed to cast his vote in On October 15, 2011, the head of the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued Decree 126-2011, amending the Penal Code (Law 58-1937). The purpose of the new law is to eradicate all forms On August 3, 2011, the Criminal Court of Cairo began the public trial for former President Hosni Mubarak, along with both of his sons. Mubarak was transferred by a military plane from a hospital in the On March 19, 2011, the Egyptian people participated in a public referendum and approved, by a majority of 77% of the votes cast, amendments to the 1971 Constitution relating to the election of the President of On December 4, 2010, the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC), the highest administrative judicial body in Egypt, invalidated the two rounds of polling for the November 2010 Egyptian parliamentary elections. It upheld 1,000 court decisions issued by In October 2010, a family court in Egypt rejected the DNA results in a case concerning a parental relationship. The primary reason for rejecting the test results is that DNA testing does not adhere to Islamic On June 13, 2010, the Ministry of Justice of Egypt established a committee to compose a draft law regulating marriage and divorce for Christians. The purpose of this initiative is to help alleviate the anger expressed It was reported on April 2, 2010, that a bill targeting human rights activists as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) will be discussed by the People's Assembly (lower house) of the Egyptian Parliament in its current On February 2, 2010, the Administrative Judicial Court of Egypt, the country's adjudicative body for administrative disputes related to government contracts, tenders, and administrative questions, issued a decision supporting a ministerial resolution issued by the Minister On November 14, 2009, Egypt's Council of Ministers discussed new legislation on creating a long-term partnership agreement between the private sector and the Egyptian government. The proposed law would enable private corporations to play a larger Dr. Mohammed Sayyed Tantatwi, the head of Al-Azhar in Cairo, the most prestigious religious university in the Sunni Muslim world, ordered a student in one of the schools affiliated with the university to remove her niqab Sheikh Mohammed Tantawi, head of the prestigious Muslim university Al-Azhar in Cairo, asserted that a Muslim is permitted to contribute to the building of a church and that it is not correct to depict the building In order to combat bird and swine flu, on April 29, 2009, the People's Assembly of Egypt passed a law regulating the trade in live poultry. During the same session, the Parliament also ordered the executive On February 17, 2008, the Egyptian security forces conducted a wave of arrests against officials of the Muslim Brotherhood group. The round of arrests, the second in three days, included 51 persons from four provinces, to On January 5, 2008, an Egyptian court sentenced a police major, Yousri Ahmed Issa, to five years in prison and two police officers to one year each for parading a male detainee up and down a On December 16, 2007, tension between Christians and Muslims in the southern city of Isna in Egypt led to the burning of Christian-owned shops and the damaging of a church. The incident is believed to have On December 16, 2007, the High Military Court in Egypt, in a surprise move, dismissed the terrorism and money-laundering charges against 40 of the Muslim Brotherhood leaders who were arrested a year ago on these charges. A former undersecretary of Al-Azhar (an Egyptian University connected to a mosque in Cairo), Sheikh Farhat Saeed al-Munji, issued a fatwa (Islamic religious edict) in which he prohibits Muslim men from marrying Israeli women. The justification In a precedent, the first of its kind in journalism, a customary tribal judicial council in Sinai has fined a journalist member of al-Byadiah tribe, who was accused of slander and libel, 2.7 million Egyptian pounds,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Nov 2007 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540129_text