Law restricting the work of NGOs

This web page provides information on Law 84 of 2002 (the NGO Law), passed by Egypt’s Shura Council (People’s Assembly) on the 3rd of June 2002. A direct affront to the right to freedom of association, the NGO Law invests the Egyptian Ministry of Social Affairs with wide powers over the operation of NGOs including restricting their access to foreign funding, restricting their ability to join international associations and wide powers of dissolution. The passage of the law marks a return to legislative restrictions on the operations of NGOs in Egypt, following the 2000 repeal of its predecessor, Law 153 of 1999.

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Middle East: Egypt