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
Read the text of the Emergency Law
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The Egyptian Constitution