The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) submitted a draft-law on modifying the Protest law to the Egyptian Parliament

June 12th, 2016 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) submitted a draft-law on modifying the Protest law to the Egyptian Parliament

On Sunday 12 June 2016 EOHR has submitted a draft-law organizing the right to assemble and demonstrate peacefully that was prepared by our group of legal experts –EOHR members- in an effort for that draft to be considered during the preparation process of modifying the protest law by the concerned committee. Especially that the above-mentioned law is concerned with enhancing the principles of Human rights in accordance with the Egyptian constitution.

The draft-law included:

EOHR proposed this draft-law which is consisted from 13 Article, as the first Article stressed on the right of freedom of expression and stated that all the political parties, individuals and civil society organizations have the right to express their opinions freely and to assemble peacefully confirming that all the Egyptian population including all segments and communities are free to practice their constitutional right of the freedom of expression.

The Second article laid down the necessity of composing a committee under the ministry of interior and this committee to be concerned with receiving notice of organizing public meetings and demonstrations and also to protect their participants along with the private and public properties as in the past holding such demonstrations and meeting was requiring a security approval.

Moreover, the submitted draft-law abolished the penalties of deprivation of liberty and maintained the mulct considering this to be breach not a serious criminal offense.

 

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