The human rights situation in Egypt and the case of Patrick Zaki

Martella, Giacomo (A.A. 2020/2021) The human rights situation in Egypt and the case of Patrick Zaki. Tesi di Laurea in Comparative public law, Luiss Guido Carli, relatore Giovanni Rizzoni, pp. 96. [Master's Degree Thesis]

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Egyptian constitutionalism. From the Constitution of 1956 to the provisional Constitution of 1964. The "permanent" Constitution of 1971, cosmetic political pluralism, and the establishment of the Shūra. The Mubarak presidency between repression of the oppositions and unconstitutional electoral reforms. The constitutional reform of 2007. The fall of the Mubarak regime and the rise to power of the Supreme Council of the armed forces. The difficult constitutional transition: from the amendments to the Constitution to the 2011 constitutional declaration. Morsi and the 2012 Constitution: a new form of authoritarianism. Al Sisi and the beginning of a massive repressive system. The 2014 Constitution, human rights protections, and token progressivism. The anti-terrorism act of 2015 and the 2017 proclamation of a State of emergency. The difficult situation on human rights in Egypt. The prohibition of torture in international and regional human rights instruments. Egypt and the problem of the application of international instruments for the protection of human rights. The phenomenon of enforced disappearances in Egypt and the draconian amendments to the 2019 NGO law. Amnesty international's analysis from Egypt's 2014 universal periodic review. Egypt's ambiguous relations with the European Union and the international community. Italy's gradual abandonment of democratic internationalism in its relations with Egypt. The case of Patrick Zaki. Patrick Zaki: biography and chronology of events which resulted in his imprisonment. The Egyptian initiative for personal rights and the case 173/2011. The Egyptian national security system: the Supreme State security prosecution (SSSP) and the National security agency (NSA). Coercive interrogations and the marginal role of lawyers. Abuses and enforced disappearances at the hands of the NSA in the indifference of the judicial authorities. The mobilisation of Italian public opinion and European institutions. Egypt and the concept of “phoney democracy”.


Bibliografia: pp. 87-88. Sitografia: pp. 89-92.

Thesis Type: Master's Degree Thesis
Institution: Luiss Guido Carli
Degree Program: Master's Degree Programs > Master's Degree Program in International Relations (LM-62)
Chair: Comparative public law
Thesis Supervisor: Rizzoni, Giovanni
Thesis Co-Supervisor: Cherubini, Francesco
Academic Year: 2020/2021
Session: Summer
Deposited by: Alessandro Perfetti
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2021 14:10
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2021 14:10


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