Non-Governmental Organizations and Freedom of Association: Palestine and Egypt - A Comparative Analysis

This comparative study of the regulation of NGOs in Egypt and Palestine is based on the thesis that the way in which the PNA deals with the NGOs now indicates the underlying philosophy of the coming regime. Sullivan demonstrates that in both the Egyptian and Palestinian cases, the seem more keen to political authorities regulate NGO activities than to support their civil society and efforts to develop the economy. The process of the law on NGO formulation of the PNA draft legislation is outlined, as is the NGO reaction and protest campaign of the community also against this law (both documented in the appendix). The paper includes an analysis of the Egyptian Law of Association and a comprehensive bibliography.

Dec. 1, 1995