Ikhwanweb :: The Muslim Brotherhood Official English Website

Fri1024 2014

Last update03:25 AM GMT

Back to Homepage
Font Size : 12 point 14 point 16 point 18 point
:: Issues > Activites
Study Reveals 50,000 Egyptians Banned From Travel Abroad
Study Reveals 50,000 Egyptians Banned From Travel Abroad
A study by the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) revealed that more than 50,000 Egyptian citizens were banned from travelling abroad explaining that the reason for most of the cases goes back to judicial rulings issued against them.
Monday, November 3,2008 01:06
IkhwanWeb

A study by the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) revealed that more than 50,000 Egyptian citizens were banned from travelling abroad explaining that the reason for most of the cases goes back to judicial rulings issued against them.

The study also pointed out that a major obstruction to the freedom of travel is the clashing of duties between the executive and judicial authorities.  Moreover, specializations within the judicial system clash especially between the Attorney General, who issues the decisions banning travel, General Plaintiff, and Minister of Interior on the one hand, and the State Council Courts on the other.

To avoid this situation, the study requested the quick ratification of the law which regulates the decision-making process in cases concerning travel ban and arrival waiting lists, rather than having courts look into each case individually.  This came after the Supreme Constitutional Court opened the doors of controversy over the legitimacy of such decisions and those who have authority to issue them.  

Despite the Administrative Judicial Court"s emphasis on the constitution"s securing people"s right to travel as a personal freedom that should not be touched without justification, the State Council gives the Ministry of Interior the authority to prevent anyone from travelling abroad as well as the right to specify the conditions for granting, refusing, extending, or withdrawing a passport.

However, persons banned from travel for participating in political activity can challenge decisions issued against them in front of the State Council and get their names removed from the lists.

The problem of travel ban most often faces Egyptian political activists especially in their trips to attend international conferences and events on rights and political issues.


Posted in Activites , Human Rights  
Add Comment Send to Friend Print
Related Articles
Bahr deplores Egypt for barring PLC delegation from traveling through Rafah
MB MP: Egypt’s Decline In World Classification of Press Freedom, Is Expected
Press Release: Women in Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Pushing for Change
In the Shadow of the Brothers: The Women of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood
Dueling Political Conventions in Egypt
Bloggers bucking the Brotherhood in Egypt
Barhoum: Arrival of boat calls on Egypt to open crossing
EGYPT: Ruling Party in Free Fall
ANHRI Sharply Criticizes Arresting Internet Activists In Egypt
Egypt decides to ban international parliamentary delegation from entering Gaza
Hamas debates points of agreement in Egyptian draft with Jihad, PFLP, DFLP
EGYPT: Dissidents in jail and exile
The Plight of Dissidents in Egypt
Torture: An Old Egyptian Art
January 7, An Egyptian Day Against Torture
Resheq: Hamas handed a written response to the Egyptian officials
ANHRI: Egyptian Internet Bloggers Vulnerable To Arrest & Persecution
An Egyptian woman blogger has received an international prize
Democracy in Egypt, One Text and Twitter at a Time
Hamas renders its reply to Egyptian draft on national reconciliation
Mishaal: Hamas will help make Egypt’s efforts for reconciliation succeed
Egypt’s Landmark Sexual Harassment Case
Dr. Abu Marzouk: Hamas will give today its reply to the Egyptian draft
EGYPT: Food For The People
Friends of humanity: Egypt should allow students to pursue their studies abroad
Egyptian activist to meet new US president in December
Egypt Has Been Negatively Influenced By Global Crisis
Egyptian Universities Dress In Black To Protest Against Students Union Induction
Hamas receives Egyptian vision on ending inter-Palestinian discord
Rights Organizations Threaten To Circulate Egypt’s Torture Files Abroad
First Lawsuit Against Sexual Harassment In Egypt
Hamas stresses positive, stable rapport with Egypt
Egypt Judges Club Refuses To Extend Retirement Age To 72 Years
Rights Conference On Escalation Of Torture In Egypt
Intellectuals, Politicians Launch Initiative To Save Egypt
Egyptian legislator accuses Fatah of derailing Palestinian national dialogue
Egypt: Detainees Stacked Like Sardine in a Cage?
Saudi Arabic detains an Egyptian internet activist without charge
High-profile Egyptian figures wants interior minister prosecuted
Brotherhood from Egypt to Irvine