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Associations supporting the rights of gays and lesbians have increased in the Arab World.
The Egyptian Cabinet approved a draft resolution submitted by the presidency on what concerns the memorandum of understanding with the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development.
The Center for Arab-West Understanding had faced numerous obstacles from the moment the founders wanted to establish the organization in 2004, despite its lofty goal of facilitating understanding between communities in Egypt and the Arab World and the West, through producing material for Arab-Wes
The Human Rights Committee of the House of Representatives chaired by MP Sulaymān Wahdān convened on Monday to discuss the claim submitted by MP 'Alā` 'Abid, on foreign funding in Egypt, the law on NGOs, in addition to women issues. This was done in the presence of a number of representatives from...
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, who was recently elected as the head of the Parliamentary Committee for human rights, in an interview with Misr al-‘Arabiyya -when asked about the recent demonstrations that broke out in protest of the Egyptian government decision to concede two...
Last year, Egypt's Parliament passed a large number of laws which impacted the lives of Egyptian citizens. We include here, but not limited, the 10 crucial ones: 
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,...
One of the interesting subplots to the Egyptian revolution is the fate of ‘Umar ‘Abd al-Rahmān, known as the Blind Shaykh, who is incarcerated in America for his role in organizing the 1993 attempt to blow up the World Trade Center. His family has maintained a small sit-in protest outside the US...
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...
Sacd al-Dīn Ibrāhīm, one of Egypt’s most prominent activists and human rights crusaders, has challenged his country’s leaders for most of his life. He was imprisoned from 2000 to 2003 on charges that were criticized internationally as being politically motivated. Ibrāhīm is writing his memoirs as a...
The Human Rights Committee of the People’s Assembly has recently discussed foreign funding to Egyptian civil society organizations.
The 1990s witnessed a confrontation between international organizations trying to work in Egypt and law 32/1964, preventing founding NGOs receiving foreign finances. Since most of the activists are lawyers, they began digging inside the body of the law to find legal ways of doing this. Tens of NGOs...
[Also Al-Arabi, December 24, 2000, P.7] Saad Eddin Ibrahim is not only accused of forgery and communication with foreign countries, the State Security Prosecution considers him an international swindler as well. He received large sums of money from foreign countries for giving information defaming...
Saad Eddin Ibrahim was accused by public opinion long before the investigation authorities. The accusations were started by the press, not by the court. The opinion of the press, expressing that of the public, was formed when he surprised everybody with the idea of holding a conference on...
This article gives an overview of the Egyptian/Arab Press, including English language media, about Dr. Saad Eddin Ibrahim and the Ibn Khaldoun Institute.
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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