Advisory Council to amend military law, scrap military trials for civilians

The Advisory Council has announced its intention to form a committee of legal experts to amend military law, particularly those articles allowing civilians to be referred to military tribunals.

Amin Farahat, secretary general of the Advisory Council, said the body would lay down criteria for the formation of the Constitutional Committee, so as to achieve a national consensus.

“The Constitutional Declaration did not grant the parliamentary majority the right to form that committee,” he explained.

“The military council has the constitutional power to accept or refuse those criteria, or to relinquish its legislative power to an elected parliament to decide,” he said.

Translated from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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