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Egypt's National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) on Wednesday called for reconsidering the new NGO law, which has been criticized both locally and internationally. The statement disclosed by NCHR expressed “grave concern about the new law on NGOs, which imposes restrictions on establishing...
Spokesperson of Egypt's Foreign Ministry, Ahmad Abu Zaid, stated that the country's House of Representatives exercised its constitutional right in drafting and adopting the new law on NGOs by a large majority of the House's members. According to the statement, the new law regulates the rights and...
In its today edition, the Egyptian daily newspaper Al-Misri al-Yawm published the statement released on Thursday by Belgium's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders that noted with regret Egypt's adoption of 'the new restrictive NGO law'.
Nāsser Amīn, member of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) in Egypt, said that the new NGO law was not presented to NCHR, adding that the government's vision is to control the institutions of civil society.
MP Muḥammad Anwar as-Sādāt, head of the Human Rights Committee in the House of Representatives, said that Egypt is living on foreign funding, aid, loans and foreign financing.
Member of the Parliament, Muḥammad ʿEsmat  al-Sādāt  was recently elected as the head of the Parliamentary Committee for human rights after winning 27 votes against Ayman Abū al-Ela, the member of the Free Egyptians party,  who only received 9 votes. 
In a press statement published on his twitter account, member of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), Nāsser Amīn, writes: “The attacks launched against organizations of the Egyptian civil society is an obvious violation of the written pledge submitted by the Egyptian Government during the...
In only few days, the law on NGO was drafted, tabled by parliamentarians, was submitted to the House, who had approved it in principle, and without even consulting with the government, the parliamentarians submitted their own bill to the State's council, who after introducing slight amendments,...
The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights EOHR called on President `Abd al-Fattāh al-Sisi not to ratify the law on NGOs and civil society organization, claiming it contrary to the Constitution and international conventions, and expressing concern at the passing of the law by the House of...
On Saturday, during a telephone interview for the TV program “Sā'a Min Misr” (One-Hour-News On Egypt), the head of The Egyptian Organization For Human Rights (EOHR), Mahmūd Badawi, critized a recently court ruling that gave non-governmental organizations the right to receive foreign funding,...
Egyptian non-governmental organization leaders showed great concerns after the Ministry of Social Solidarity Ministry issued a draft law on regulating the work of the civil society groups in the country. The draft law is headed for parliament for approval.
In a piece for Egypt Today, AWR reseacher Yosra El Gendi explains the need for dialogue to solve the disagreements between a number of Egyptian NGOs and the Egyptian government. These disagreements began in mid-2014 when an advertisement in Al-Ahram stated that all NGOs in Egypt must register...
The following is the most recent information available regarding the investigation of the NGOs that were raided in Egypt. AWR has followed the news regarding NGO status in Egypt closely and will keep our readers informed of any information that we receive regarding this matter. A brief explanation...
I. Introduction “Sovereignty is the quality of having supreme, independent authority over a geographic area. It can be found in a power to rule and make law that rests on a political fact for which no purely legal explanation can be provided.” The challenge Egypt took to get control over NGOs that...
Despite parliament’s approval, many NGOs believe that this is no reason to stop the campaign against a law which, they argue, infringes upon their autonomy. The law, many NGOs assert, gives the government extensive control over the establishment and liquidation of organizations, and widens the...
In the early hours of last Thursday, following a day-long debate, the People’s Assembly approved, by a hefty majority, a new bill designed to regulate the activities of some 15,000 registered non-governmental organizations (NGOs). However, the bill did not go down well with 11 opposition deputies...
The People’s Assembly passed the new law of associations on May 27 after two days of debate and protests from non-governmental organizations. Internationally, the law provoked dismay from a number of corners including five human rights groups, including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch,...
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