Thursday, December 10, 2015

Today is Human Rights Day--with that we go to Egypt

An organization called the Worldwide Movement for Human Rights has a post today about human rights in Egypt.  Toward the end of the piece is this item about military jurisdiction that may be of interest.
"Military trials for civilians has also increased since the adoption of the October 2014 presidential decree which effectively expanded the scope of military jurisdiction, by expanding the scope of the military’s protection of public buildings, including universities, public transport,...etc. This decree violates article 204 of the constitution which states that military trials are only permitted when there is a direct attack against a military camp or building. FIDH recalls that military trials for civilians are prohibited under international law, and reminds the Egyptian authorities of their obligations arising from the ICCPR to guarantee the right to fair trial before a natural judge under all circumstances."

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