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High Administrative Court questions constitutionality of Emergency Law articles

The High Administrative Court referred on Saturday articles 12, 14, and 20 of the Emergency Law concerning the judicial powers of the president and the executive authorities to the Constitutional Court to address its constitutionality, according to local media.

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Parliament approves Emergency Law amendment, permitting indefinite detention

A three-month state of emergency and an amendment to the Emergency Law were approved by Parliament in the legislative body’s Tuesday session, after the Cabinet and presidency officially declared the exceptional rule of law on Monday, and Parliament’s legislative committee discussed the amendment proposed by Alliance to Support Egypt MP …

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Declaration of state of emergency stirs fears among citizens

Egyptian cabinet approved a three-month state of emergency in the country that was ordered only one day ago by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in an official speech, which stirred fears among citizens regarding the destiny of freedom and rights under its enforcement.

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Court of Urgent Matters rules in favor of Tiran and Sanafir agreement, lawyers say court has no jurisdiction

A January ruling that rejected the government’s controversial plan to transfer Tiran and Sanafir islands to Saudi Arabia has been annulled.

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Parliamentary committee approves judicial appointment bill in surprise move

Parliament’s Legislative and Constitutional Affairs Committee has approved a bill which grants the president powers to appoint Egypt’s top judicial posts. The decision, which affects all judicial branches, has been decried as a blow to the independence of the judiciary.

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Parliament approves government’s amendment to Protest Law

The House of Representatives approved amendments to the Protest Law during a general session on Monday. The amendments were submitted by the government with the parliament rejecting other drafts submitted by several members of parliament (MPs).

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Parliament postpones discussions of Judicial Authority Law

The parliamentary Constitutional and Legislation Affairs Committee postponed on Monday discussions on the amendment of the Judicial Authority Law, in response to a request by the undersecretary of the committee, Ahmed El-Sherif.

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The assembly law’s fate: What are the implications of the challenge to the British colonial-era statute

Human rights activists filed a lawsuit in front of the Court of Administrative Justice on January 31, contesting the existence of Law 10 of 1914, otherwise known as the assembly law. Introduced under British rule, the law functioned as an emergency measure during World War I and has been used …

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