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Egypt’s newly-passed NGO law comes into force

CAIRO – 23 August 2019: Egypt’s newly-passed NGO law came into force on Thursday, Aug. 22 after it has been published in the official gazette Al-Waqa’i al-Masryia on Wednesday, Aug. 21.
According to the Egyptian constitution, any law ratified by the president should be published in the official newspaper to be enacted on the following day.
On July 24, 2019, the Egyptian Parliament voted in favor of approving the new NGO law after it was revised by the State Council in legislative and constitutional terms.
The new NGO law holds several privileges, including allowing NGOs to receive foreign funding and establish new associations through a notifications system.
Previously, criticism was directed towards NGOs law in Egypt, especially with listing imprisonment as a punishment in the law; the new law; however, has scrapped prison sentences imposed on violators of the law.
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