The Center for Human Rights Legal Aid The Egyptian judicial system

Egypt's legal system is in a mess. Sloppy and hasty legislation, ill thought-out and excessively frequent presidential decrees, and plain overloading have all reduced Egypt's fine legislative structure to a pitiful state, in which justice is often miscarried or simply not there at all. Part of CHRLA's work involves analyzing Egypt's ailing legislative body, and remedying it where possible with campaigns in the courts, in which the validity of certain articles of legislation are challenged.


The highest authority? The Constitution and the law in Egypt

Detention and the emergency law: A study of the constitutional and legal system of detention in Egypt

Military courts in Egypt: Courts without safeguards, judges without immunity, defendants without rights

An introduction to the Egyptian court system (Coming soon)

Read the text of the Emergency Law (Coming soon)


Press releases

Violating academic freedom and the right to form associations:
Governor dissolves Mansoura's Faculty Members Club board of directors
June 10, 1997
Torture and violations of Egypt's Constitution and laws in al-Waili police station June 3, 1997
30 years of Emergency Law: Has it ended the violence? February 24, 1997
(released in conjunction with Al Nadim Center for the Management and Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence)
On the 48th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: The government is requested to undertake serious measures to strengthen human rights December 10, 1996

For a listing of all our press releases, go to Press Releases


Related sites

The Egyptian Constitution


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