Egypt: Criminal Law

Sadiq Reza

New York Law School; Visiting Professor, Boston University School of Law (2014-15)

January 1, 2011


This chapter presents the substantive criminal law of Egypt according to the sources of that law: the 1971 Constitution, the 1937 Penal Code, and other legislation; decisions by the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC), the Court of Cassation, and other organs of the Egyptian judiciary; and administrative and executive regulations. The evolution of modern Egyptian criminal law is explained, and contemporary scholarly commentary is referenced; also addressed are the constitutional amendments of 2007, and controversial aspects of the law and its enforcement such as the use of emergency and military courts and the prosecution of alleged homosexuals. The chapter thus serves as an introduction to modern Egyptian criminal law and a reference source for scholars and researchers.

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Keywords: Egypt, criminal law, comparative law

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Date posted: May 29, 2011 ; Last revised: June 2, 2011

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Reza, Sadiq, Egypt: Criminal Law (January 1, 2011). HANDBOOK OF COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL LAW, Stanford University Press, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1854895

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