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World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 18 November 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: Amnesty International (AI) on Friday released a report detailing humanitarian crisis incidents that may amount to war crimes in the Philippines. The chief judge of the EU's rule of law miss (More)
Egypt court upholds life sentence of Muslim Brotherhood leader
An Egypt court on Wednesday upheld the life sentence of 74-year-old Mohamed Badie, leader of the Muslim Brotherhood , convicted in 2015 for his role in the 2013 attack on a Port Said police station that resulted in the death of five individuals.Th (More)
HRW urges new France president to address Egypt's continued human rights violations
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday urged French President Emmanuel Macron to raise human rights abuse s during a meeting with Egyptian President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi in Paris on Tuesday.Tuesday's meeting will be Macron's first meeting with al-Si (More)
UN rights experts express concern over blocked websites in Egypt
Two human rights experts with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) issued a statement Wednesday detailing their concern over websites, including many news sites, that have been shutdown or blocked by the Egyptian governme (More)
Egypt criminal court sentences 43 protesters to life
An Egyptian court sentenced 43 individuals to life in prison Tuesday for crimes of vandalism, rioting and attacking Egyptian authorities. The acts for which the protesters were convicted took place in 2011, among an outbreak of demonstrations against (More)
Egypt top court halts Red Sea decisions
Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court has temporarily halted decisions regarding a deal to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia until it can establish who has jurisdiction over them. The Egyptian government transferred the two islands, Tiran (More)
UN rights chief: Egypt security measures encouraging radicalization
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said Monday that Egypt's recent security measures have been encouraging the very radicalization they were trying to control. In a press conference in Geneva, al-Hussein criticized the (More)
Egypt court sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader to death
The Cairo Criminal Court on Sunday gave Muslim Brotherhood leader Wagdy Ghoneim a death sentence in absentia. He was found guilty of forming an outlaw cell from 2003 to 2015, for obstructing the constitution and state institution, assaulting citiz (More)
Emergency Declared: Stabbing the Rule of Law in Egypt
JURIST Guest Columnist Mohamed Abdelaal, a professor at Alexandria University School of Law and Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, discusses how the revival of the Emergency Law No. 162 of 1958 can negatively impact the rule of law (More)
Egypt president signs law giving him authority to appoint head judges
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ratified a law Thursday that will allow him to appoint head judges in the country's highest courts. The amended law, which was ratified [Youm7 report, in Arabic] when it was published in the official gazette , (More)