EOHR submits a memorandum to the speaker of the house of representatives regarding a draft law on striping the Egyptian citizenship of any one convicted to a terror related crime

December 20th, 2016 by Editor

EOHR submits a memorandum to the speaker of the house of representatives regarding a draft law on striping the Egyptian citizenship of any one convicted to a terror related crime

 

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) submitted a memorandum on Tuesday 20th, of December, 2016 to Dr. Ali Abdel Aal the speaker of Egypt’s house of represenatives.

EOHR voiced its concerns about the law, and stressed that if passed by parliament it will constitute a grave violation of human rights and international law, especially if the citizen striped of his nationatlity isn’t a dual citizen. EOHR believes that this law collides with article (151) of Egypt’s constitution which stipulate treaties to which Egypt is party too take the same powers and effects of domestic laws. EOHR also reminded the honrobale speaker and members of parliament that this draft law violates article 15 of the universal declaration for human rights which prohibits denying a person the right to citizenship. EOHR also pointed to how Egypt’s administrative court has set various precedents of dismissing cases that attempted to deny Egyptians their citizenship, epeclially after the 30th of June revolution; among such cases were cases against public personalities such as former president Mohamed Morsi, Islamic Cleric Yussuf Al Qardawi, Former vice president, and former director of the IAEA Mohamed El Baradie. In all of these cases the court ruled against stripping them of their nationalities.

 

 

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