House legislative committee approves amendments to criminal procedures law in principle

MENA , Ahram Online , Sunday 4 Dec 2022

The constitutional and legislative committee of the House of Representatives approved on Sunday in principle a bill submitted by the government to amend some provision of the law on criminal procedures of 1950.

Egypt s parliament. AP

The amendments aim to “achieve prompt justice and implement constitutional obligations relating to criminal procedure,” according to the government.

The committee also decided to form a sub-committee made up of members from the constitutional and legislative, human rights, and national security committees, as well as lawyers and law professors, to revise the bill and amend it if necessary.

Head of legislative committee MP Ibrahim El-Henedy stated at the meeting on Sunday that the bill is important considering its direct connection with the rights and freedoms of citizens and their impact on the Egyptian state, whether locally or internationally.

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