The Egyptian revolution is still at risk in the absence of the rule of law

May 17th, 2011 by Editor

On May 16, 2011, the legal expert Mr. Essam Al Islambuli in an open discussion meeting held at the premises of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR), the first event covered by Al Masrya News Website, launched by EOHR, called for reactivation of the rule of law, because the absence of this principal endangers the achievements of the revolution. The rule of law was absent before the Egyptian revolution and that naturally gave enough space for the wild rules to control the political life in Egypt.

Mr. Hafez Abu Seada, the head of EOHR, who directed the discussion, agreed with Al Islambuli on the necessity of reactivating the rule of law, the main pillar of democracy and the guarantee of the human rights’ respect. The human rights violations always exist in the countries that do not reactivate the rule of law. The absence of the rule of law makes an individual takes his rights with his own hands, even if he takes the rights of others. The spread of the rule of law principals leads to the separation of powers; no power can control the other.

Al Islambuli suggested the reactivation of the rule of law throughout stern handling of the corruption crimes committed by the local and popular councils’ members and arresting those members as soon as possible before sapping. He also suggested taking the National Democratic Party members to accountability. He also mentioned that many of the current governors are members of the National Democratic Party. So these governors should be replaced.

The legal expert stated that the investigation of the ex-president sons is not legal and can be taken as violation of the rule of law principal. Gamal and Ala Mubarak should be questioned in the prosecution general office.  Finally, Al Islambuli also called for a new constitution, then the parliamentary and presidential elections in addition to reactivation of the rule of law to achieve stability.       

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