Egyptian women will be entitled to a maximum of three maternity leaves after the Senate on Sunday passed an amendment to the country’s labour law, local news outlets have reported.
The Egyptian Senate approved during a plenary session on Monday, article 58 of the draft new labor law submitted by the Government.
Attempted suicides may be criminalised in Egypt under a bill proposed by a MP, as the attempted suicide of one young woman grips public debate.
A new report by the Civicus Monitor says that countries in the Middle East and North Africa are the worst in the world for civic rights violations.
Egypt’s parliament sent on Wednesday an amendment to the Law on the Rights of People of Determination to the presidency for approval.
In a move that sparked the outrage of artistic freedom advocates, the parliament’s culture and media committee approved Tuesday a law amendment that gives the three syndicates the right to crack down on artistry they described as “substandard”.
President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on Monday ratified a new law in case of the spread of Covid-19 pandemic, which human rights advocates have said could be another attempt by the government to restrict civil liberties.
Egypt’s president has ratified a law with amendments on divulging state secrets, which carries a fine of 5,000 to 50,000 Egyptian pounds ($238-2,380) and between six months and five years in prison.
Politician Zyad Elelaimy, journalist Hisham Fouad, Hossam Moanis, and three other political activists were handed lengthy prison sentences on Wednesday after an emergency state security misdemeanor court convicted them on charges of “spreading false news at home and abroad that suggested to public opinion the illegitimacy of state institutions,” according …
New law on pandemics, epidemics grants govt powers to regulate private healthcare costs, introduces penalties for publishing false information about health affairs
A new law will grant the government exceptional powers to respond to pandemics and epidemics, which are set to include prison sentences for charges of publishing false information about health affairs.