Fattouh El Chazli

Professor of law at University of Alexandria

Egyptian Court to Government: Rehabilitate Informal Areas

On December 24, 2016, Egypt’s High Administrative Court issued a ruling to put into effect a constitutional mandate set out in Article 78 of the 2017 Egyptian Constitution. In essence,...Read More >>

Egypt’s Supreme Administrative Court: Striking is a Right, Not a Crime

On June 17, 2017, the Supreme Administrative Court in Egypt, presided over by Advisor Muhammad Mahir Abu al-Aynayn, issued a ruling sketching for parliament the controls for legally regulati...Read More >>

Egyptian High Court Bans Removal of Martyr Memorials

On May 20, 2017, Egypt’s High Administrative Court (First Division) issued a historic ruling. The ruling set down the values of loyalty, appreciation, and recognition for the Egyptian ...Read More >>

Accusing Aboutrika: Taking Terror Laws Lightly

On January 12, 2017, the sixth division of the Criminal Court of Greater Cairo ruled to add 1,502 individuals to lists of terrorists, at the request of the public prosecutor and in accordanc...Read More >>

Khitan in Egypt: From Penal Code to Judicial Practice

In December 2016, the Suez Criminal Court sentenced a doctor who performed [what is commonly referred to as] female circumcision (khitan) [or female genital mutilation], that led to a girl&r...Read More >>

Egypt’s Supreme Court: Interior Ministry Restrictions on Protest Unconstitutional

On Saturday, December 3, 2016, Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court ruled that the first paragraph of Article 10 of Legal Decree No. 107 of 2013 –the law regulating the Right to ...Read More >>

Egyptian Constitutional Drafting: A Comparative Review

On December 3, 2013, Amr Moussa, the head of the Egyptian Committee of 50 tasked with amending the suspended Constitution of 2012, presented the new Egyptian draft Constitution to the int...Read More >>

Egypt’s New Constitutional Path: A Minefield of Discord Between Judges and Lawyers

To date, the Committee of 50 responsible for drafting the new Egyptian Constitution has not resolved the heated conflict between judicial bodies over their jurisdiction in relation to cas...Read More >>

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