The Egyptian Government is going to substitute the Emergency Law with a new act which will be aimed at facing the increasing terroristic threat inside the country. The Emergency Law has been in force alternatively for almost fifty years and is normally considered the main cause for the widespread violations of fundamental rights in Egypt. The date of the transition – as promised by the Egyptian Government – has been set by the end of April 2008.The first part of this article is aimed at examining the history and the main features of the Emergency Law, its effects on the human rights situation in Egypt and some notable predictions regarding the new measure by experts and civil society representatives. The second part is concentrated on the analysis of some everyday gross violations (including the systematic use of torture and severe restrictions to the freedom of the press and of association) in order to outline the Egyptian situation of human rights in brief, few days before the enforcement of the new counter-terrorism law.

I diritti umani in Egitto alla vigilia della nuova legge anti-terrorismo

DE PERINI, PIETRO
2007

Abstract

The Egyptian Government is going to substitute the Emergency Law with a new act which will be aimed at facing the increasing terroristic threat inside the country. The Emergency Law has been in force alternatively for almost fifty years and is normally considered the main cause for the widespread violations of fundamental rights in Egypt. The date of the transition – as promised by the Egyptian Government – has been set by the end of April 2008.The first part of this article is aimed at examining the history and the main features of the Emergency Law, its effects on the human rights situation in Egypt and some notable predictions regarding the new measure by experts and civil society representatives. The second part is concentrated on the analysis of some everyday gross violations (including the systematic use of torture and severe restrictions to the freedom of the press and of association) in order to outline the Egyptian situation of human rights in brief, few days before the enforcement of the new counter-terrorism law.
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