Contest against artile 10 of the demonstrations law

Type Constitutional
Case public title Contest against artile 10 of the demonstrations law
Case number number 160 of judiciary year number 36
Case year 2016
Court Supreme Constitutional Court
Text contested against Article 10 of Law No. 107 of 2013 concerning the organization of the right to public meetings, processions and peaceful demonstrations


“Minister of Interior or security director concerned in the case of security may acquire – views before the date fixed for the start of the general meeting or procession or demonstration – trustful information or evidence about the existence of a threat to peace and security,  they  have the right to issue a reasoned prevention of public meeting or procession or demonstration, or postponement of the decision or to transfer it to another place or to change its course, provided that the notice shall be notified to the decision-makers at least twenty-four hours in advance.


Without prejudice to the competence of the Administrative Court, providers may appeal the notice of the ban or delay to the judge of the temporary court of first instance to issue its decision promptly. “

Adverse and representation Tarek Al Awadi – contester
Parties contested against President of the Republic

Prime Minister

Interior Minister

Governor of Cairo

Police officer of Hadayek al-Qubba police station

Verdict The Court ruled the unconstitutional text of the first paragraph of Article 10 of the President of the Republic decree by Law No. 107 of 2013 concerning organizing the right to public meetings and processions and peaceful demonstrations, and the abolition of the text of the second paragraph of this article, and rejected the other requests, with the government to impose expenses and the amount of two hundred pounds in return for attorneys’ fees.