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Q&A: Legal Framework and Environment for Nongovernmental Groups (NGOs) in Egypt

Under mounting domestic and international pressure, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s government withdrew the draconian 2017 law governing nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and replaced it with Law 149 of 2019. The government issued the implementing regulations (Prime Minister’s Decree 104 of 2021) for this law in January 2021. The government, meanwhile, engaged …

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Egypt’s Constitutional Court Amendments: The International System On Its Own Terms

Throughout its modern history, Egypt has voluntarily signed onto international treaties and sought membership in international bodies, committing to the international order. But a recent amendment to the country’s laws, if passed, threatens to rob these acts of meaning, isolating Egypt and subjecting its highest judicial power to politicization.

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