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Egypt to amend controversial NGO law as Sisi visits Washington

Leading up to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s Tuesday meeting with US President Donald Trump, intense lobbying efforts were underway in Washington from civil society groups and some US officials for the American leader to raise human rights concerns with his counterpart. 

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Strangling Civil Society

Egyptian civil society activists are wondering what will come of President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi’s November 2018 promise to amend the country’s controversial law on nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Dialogues between Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali and a selection of the country’s more than 40,000 NGOs took place in late December and …

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Civil society must take part in NGOs Law amendment: Bahaa-Eldin

Egypt’s former deputy prime minister, Ziad Bahaa-Eldin, said that he felt happy with participating in discussions about the NGOs Law because it was issued abruptly. This came during a symposium held at the Egyptian Centre for Economic Studies (ECES) entitled “Alternative Vision for the NGOs Law”.

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