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Supreme Constitutional Court overturns clemency ban

By Sharif Paget The Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) ruled unconstitutional a decree issued by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) preventing judges from lessening sentences in cases related to unlicensed firearms.  In 2012, the SCAF amended two articles in the act for acquiring and possessing unlicensed weapons. The amendments state that such crimes …

Daily News Egypt

Egypt’s right to information law

Ninety-three countries worldwide have passed right to information (RTI) laws. Among Arab countries, Jordan was the first to take the initiative in 2007, followed by Tunisia in 2011 after the Jasmine revolution, and Yemen in 2012. Now it is Egypt’s turn to pass its right to information law in an attempt to improve economic conditions for investments, establish a system of accountability and fight a long legacy of corruption deeply embedded in the Egyptian state. However, two years after the revolution, the country is still struggling with its draft of an RTI law, mainly due to the implicit resilience and restrictions different parts of the Egyptian government are imposing in the drafting process. The Daily News Egypt untangles the debate around the RTI draft, examines the main issues of the draft and what benefits it may bring to Egypt if it were to be passed.

Sarah El Masry

Review: Authority and opposition appear top priority in columns

After announcing the timing of the parliamentary elections on April 27, Egyptian columnists debate the upcoming political marathon and condemn both the authority and the opposition in dealing with the crisis.   Farewell to a hopeful consensus Emad Al-Din Hussein Al-Shorouk newspaper As President Mohamed Morsi issued his decree to hold parliamentary elections on April …

Daily News Egypt