The Committee of Human Rights Organizations submits a copy of the proposed amendments of the Associations Law

December 3rd, 2018 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) on Monday, 3/12/2018 handed over a copy of the proposed amendments of the civil associations law, to Mr. Mostafa Medbouli, the Prime Minister and Dr. Ghada Wali, the Minister of Social Solidarity, and that on behalf of the Committee of Human Rights Organizations.

Asserting on the adherence of civil society associations to the draft law submitted by Dr. Ghada Waly, the Minister of Solidarity, to be the only proposal for the civil associations’ law, and that because of its compatibility with the international conventions and agreements on human rights for the freedom of civil associations.

The draft amendments included the abolition of the articles from 70 to 77, which are related to the national agency for organizing the work of the organizations, as well as the three articles on penalties.

Secondly: sufficiency with the administrative sanctions such as dissolving the board of directors and the associations by jurisprudence.

Additionally, the essence of the amendments has been focused on 33 articles, in order to conform to the provisions of article 75 of the Constitution, as well as the report and the agenda of the UN, on the right to organize until the law came into force, to meet not only the needs of the civil society, but also the Egyptian state’s need for a democratic law that helps to achieve the state’s policy in improving the investment climate and the development plan 2030, in addition to the state’s aspirations to bring in foreign investment.
If the organizations and human rights associations that joined this alliance proposed these amendments, it would be opened to the dialogue that was called by the president of the republic, in order to amend the law of civil associations.

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