El Sisi ratifies new NGOs Act
LEGISLATION WATCH- El Sisi ratifies new NGOs Act: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has ratified the new NGOs Act, which regulates the work of Egypt’s civil society sector, the local press reports. The law, which received House approval last month, replaces the controversial Law No. 70 of 2017, which generated considerable criticism both in Egypt and overseas for its restrictions on civil society. The new law received both praise and criticism from NGOs, with supporters praising the removal of jail sentences for funding-related violations and detractors saying that it does not offer enough protections for civil society, the AP noted. We have a run-down of the key points of the new law here.