The Handbook of Comparative Criminal Law

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EGYPT

Sadiq Reza

I.Introduction
A. Historical Sketch
B. Jurisdiction
C. Legality Principle
D. Sources of Criminal Law
E. Process
II.General Part
A. Liability Requirements
B. Defenses
C. Justifications
D. Excuses
E. Sanctions
III.Special Part
A. Structure
B. Homicide
C. Sex Offenses

Sadiq Reza is Professor of Law at New York Law School. His recent publications include “Islam’s Fourth amendment: Search and Seizure in Islamic Doctrine and Muslim Practice,” 40 Georgetown Journal of International Law 703 (2009); and “Egypt,” in Craig M. Bradley (ed.), Criminal Procedure: A Worldwide Study (Carolina Academic Press, 2d ed., 2007).

The author thanks New York Law School for financial support, Amr Shalakany for guidance, and the following individuals and institutions for assistance with research and sources: Peter Bessada, Luna Droubi, Natalie Smolenski, Ned Th immayya, Nabil Fouda of the Middle East Library for Economic Services (MELES), Amira Heikal and Eihab Seoudi of Legislation and Development Information Systems (LADIS), and the libraries of New York Law School and Harvard Law School. The author dedicates this chapter to the memory of Lesley Wilkins (1944–2007)—the first Bibliographer for the Law of the Islamic World at Harvard Law School, a former president of the Middle East Librarians’ Association, an inveterate traveler, and an always cheerful colleague and friend.

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