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Sunday, 23 February 2020

Egypt’s new NGOs Act regulations with cabinet for final review

LEGISLATION WATCH- NGOs Act executive regulations with cabinet for final review: A government committee has finalized the executive regulations for the recently-ratified NGOs Act and sent it to cabinet to be issued following a final review, Talaat Abdel Qawi, head of the General Federation of NGOs, told Al Shorouk. The regs were previously expected to be released at the end of 2019. The new NGOs Act replaces the controversial Law No. 70 of 2017 that generated considerable criticism both in Egypt and overseas. It received both praise and criticism after it passed the House last year, with supporters applauding the removal of jail sentences for funding-related violations and detractors saying that it does not offer enough protections for civil society. We have a run-down of the key points of the new law here.

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