Act 162 of 1958

Country: Egypt

Law: Act 162 of 1958

Date Enacted: June 5, 1967




Text: (English translation is approximate)

Decision of the President of the United Arab Republic 

Act No. 162 of 1958 on the state of emergency (1)

On behalf of the President of the Republic nation found at the Interim constitution and Legislative Decree No. 150 of the Syrian territory on 06/22/1949 including the customary management organization.

Law No. 533 of 1954 regarding the martial law was issued in the Egyptian territory, as amended.

Decided the following law:

Article 1 – The facilities in the law regarding the state of emergency.

Article 2 – The Legislative Decree No. 150 of 22.06.1949 and Law No. 533 of 1954, referred to as well as all text violates the provisions of this law.

Article 3 – This law shall be published in the Official Gazette, and shall be in the regions of the Republic of the date of publication.

President of the Republic issued on March 13, Year 1378 (27 September 1958)

Law on state of emergency

Article 1 – may declare a state of emergency whenever the security or public order in the territory of the Republic or in the area of risk, whether due to the occurrence of war or a state of locating threaten or unrest at home, public disaster or epidemic.

Article 2 – The declaration of a state of emergency and end a decision of the President of the Republic and must include the decision to declare a state of emergency as follows:

First: The statement of case which was announced because of it.
Second: Determine the area covered.
Third: The date of entry into force.

Article 3 – The President of the Republic when a state of emergency was declared to take something written or oral following measures:

Restrictions on the freedom of the people in the meeting and movement and residence and traffic in places or certain times and the arrest of suspects or dangerous to the security and public order, arrest and license in the inspection of people and places without being bound by the provisions of the Criminal Procedure Code as well as the mandate of any person to perform any of the acts.
It monitors the messages of any kind, and control of newspapers, newsletters and publications, editors and fees and all means of expression and advertising prior to publication, Seizure and Confiscation and lockouts printed.

Scheduling open public and closed shops, as well as the command to close these shops in whole or in part.

Seizure of any movable or drug and guard it to impose on companies and institutions as well as to postpone the performance of outstanding debts and obligations that mature on what it seized or what it imposes guard.

Withdrawal of licenses of weapons, ammunition or explosive materials or explosives of different types and handed over command and control and weapons stores closed.

Evacuate certain areas or isolated and organize transportation and transportation and inventory identified among different regions may be a decision of the President of the Republic expand the circle of the rights set forth in the preceding article that the present resolution to the National Assembly in its first meeting.

Article 3 bis (1) – A person detained in accordance with the preceding Article may appeal the warrant if six months have elapsed from the date of issue without being released.

And have recourse to an application without charge to the Supreme State Security Court constituted in accordance with the provisions of this law and the Court shall decide on the appeal expeditiously. 

would not be the court's decision to release shall be effective only after ratification by the President of the Republic.

Article 3 bis (a) (2) – for those who may receivership imposed on his property in accordance with the material and each significant that the appeal of an order imposing receivership or appeal procedures for its implementation.

And the grievance request raises without charge to the state security court graduate constituted in accordance with the provisions of this law and must Takhtsam the administrative body which holds the implementation of the order issued by imposing guard, as it should _______ where the imposed receivership on his money if the request had been lifted from others.

The Court decides on the appeal support the command or procedure to modify.

Not be the court's decision to cancel the order imposing receivership shall be effective only after ratification by the President of the Republic. And those who may reject his complaint may file a new _________ whenever six months have elapsed from the date of rejection.

Article 4 – The security forces or the armed forces to carry out orders issued by the President or his representative. If the armed forces took the implementation of its officers and non-commissioned officers from the rank appointed by the Minister of War Regulatory Authority records for offenses that fall for those orders.

Each employee or user in that assisted in the circle of his job or work to do and works the organization in Astthbat records violations of this law to prove reversible.

Article 5 – Without prejudice to any severer penalty provided for by applicable laws or his representative of the President of the Republic Anyone who violates the orders of the penalties set forth in those orders not to increase this penalty to imprisonment with hard labor and a fine of four thousand pounds or 40 thousand pounds and if you are not those orders have shown the penalty with a violation of its provisions is punishable for violating a term of imprisonment not exceeding six months and a fine not exceeding 50 pounds, or five hundred pounds or one of these penalties.

Article 6 – may be arrested in the case in conflict with the orders issued in accordance with the provisions of this Act and the offenses specified in this command.”