legislation may force international non-governmental organizations for permission to new committee for almost all aspects of each project
of Egypt is about to pass a law that advocates say will severely restrict the activities of groups of human rights and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and is considered a serious betrayal objectives of the uprising in 2011 that toppled former dictator Hosni Mubarak.
According Heba Morayef, Egypt, the director of Human Rights Watch (HRW), the bill, if approved without change, "make it almost impossible for human rights organizations Human operating in Egypt. "
In its current form, the law - which has been condemned by the UN and the EU, which could be approved next week - could force international NGOs for leave to almost all aspects of each project. The work must be authorized by a new committee could veto any project that believes that work against the national unity of Egypt, morals and development goals - loose activists fear concepts enable the authorities to suppress any project which challenges activity Islamist government in Egypt.
"His language is so vague that it gives the government discretion to stop any activity that does not agree with the noun," said Morayef, which are mostly human rights activist high level in the country.
"I can not fully imagine saying that in the future, if you want to work on women's rights, then it is not a priority in Egypt. No work on women's rights. "Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, and most of the current members of the country are subsidiaries of the Muslim Brotherhood, who recently condemned the measures for granting basic rights for women.
In a situation where many believe will be exacerbated by the new legislation, the government has tried to limit funding to groups of women's rights, such as the New Woman Foundation, which in turn were forced reduce staff salaries and losing.
activists also criticized the way the law gives the authorities of state security a leading role in the authorization process. "This is a back door of the security apparatus to restrict the activities of NGOs - not approve funds for NGOs monitoring elections and the situation of human rights or torture," said Mohamed Zaree, program director of Egypt in Cairo Institute for the Study of Human Rights.
Morayef agrees: "The idea of ??MI6 or the CIA the right to make non-governmental organizations in the UK and U.S. organizations would be ridiculous"
Samra added. "Not what we expected after the revolution in Egypt, and most importantly, many of these problems are in total contradiction with international law