Remarks on Selected Articles of the Anti-Terrorism Bill - Egypt

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) has proclaimed its outright rejection of the so-called “Anti-Terrorism” draft bill, because it is marred by constitutional flaws as well as flagrant violations of several fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution and the international legal principals and charters that oblige Egypt as they are domestic laws.

The bill contradicts Article 237 of the Constitution that provides for: “The State shall fight all types and forms of terrorism, and track its funding sources as a threat to the nation and its citizens, within a specific timeframe while guaranteeing basic rights and freedoms. The law shall regulate the provisions and procedures of fighting terrorism, and fair compensation for the damages resulting there from and because thereof.”