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Legal News
31 May 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

[JURIST] Egypt's state-of-emergency will come to an end on Thursday when a two-year extension on a law authorizing broad government powers of arrest and detention expires. Individuals who have already been sentenced or detained under the less-restrictive requirements of the emergency law will not be released, and trials in Egypt's … [read more]


Legal News
25 Jan 2012
by Jerry Votava

[JURIST] Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, head of Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) [NYT backgrounder] announced Tuesday that Eygpt's state of emergency [JURIST news archive] that has been in effect for nearly 30 years would be lifted later this week. Tantawi did indicate that some of the powers … [read more]

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