Promoting Debauchery in Egyptian Legislation


– Egyptian legislation does not know the term of “Homosexuality”.

– The court of cassation has interpreted the term of “Debauchery” stated in law No. 10/1961 as the sexual act of sodomy.

– Unconstitutionality of debauchery crime – contained in article 9, paragraph (c) of law 10/1961 – for the ambiguity, fluid and vague of the term “Debauchery” as well as the standard and semantic definitions of the sexual act of sodomy.

– Egyptian legislation does not criminalize the sexual act of “lesbianism”.

– Raising any flag of any kind dose not arise the elements of the crime of promoting debauchery.

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