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Normalizing the military judiciary: How the constitutional amendments bring the Armed Forces into Egypt’s judicial system

The day after a set of controversial constitutional amendments were approved in a national referendum in April, the Minister of Justice sent three laws to the heads of Egypt’s judicial bodies.

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Egypt: New NGO Law Renews Draconian Restrictions

Egypt’s parliament approved a new law governing nongovernment organizations on July 14, 2019 that would maintain many of the existing restrictions on their work, Human Rights Watch said today. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi should not approve the law and instead should return it to parliament for amendments.

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Civil society groups say Egypt’s draft law falls short of real change

Many human rights and relief groups are taking aim at “reforms” the Egyptian parliament approved recently in a draft bill regarding civil society organizations (CSOs) — changes they say are as bad as existing restrictions. Activists are recommending that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi send the draft back for further amendment.

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Egyptian President Prolongs State of Emergency for 3 Months – Reports

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi signed a decree to prolong the country’s state of emergency for three additional months, local media reported. The presidential decision was reportedly supported by the country’s parliament and will enter into force beginning on Thursday.

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