The Constitutional and Legal Status of the Egyptian Armed Forces in 2014

EPC | 01 Mar 2014

The paper monitors the new provisions related to the armed forces in Egypt’s constitution and laws in 2013 and 2014, such as: dedicating provisions for the National Defense Council and the National Security Council, reducing the military powers of the president, listing the budget of the armed forces as one figure in the state’s budget, the appointment of the minister of defense by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces for a period of two presidential terms. The paper assesses that it is likely that these changes came about to put a constitutional and legal safety valve for dealing with the affairs of the armed forces.

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