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A government counterattack has thrown the three-week old campaign against the new Law 153 for Associations and Civil Institutions into disarray. Social affairs minister Mervat Tellawi has led a public relations campaign to deflect international criticism of the law, which aims to keep a check on...
NGO representatives and activists for human and women’s rights stepped up their campaign this week against the proposed NGO law in a bid to prevent it from being passed by the People’s Assembly. NGOs believe that the bill infringes upon their autonomy and inhibits civil action.
It is certain that there will be fewer marriage proposals made by rapists to their victims, now that the People’s Assembly has approved the annulment of clause 291 of the Penal Code, which waives aside criminal charges against a rapist if he offers to marry his victim. The removal of the clause is...
The infamous Article 291 of the penal code, which exempts a rapist from punishment if he marries his victim, was canceled by the People’s Assembly on 20 April. Lawyers and women’s activists, who’d been pushing for years for amendment to the law, hailed the decision as a partial victory for women’s...
Egyptian human rights organizations express their deep concern about the accelerating campaign aiming at sullying the reputation of the human rights movement and questioning its credibility and the patriotism of those running the organizations.

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