Part II: Non Governmental Organizations (NGO’s)

Article 54:

In matters not covered by a special stipulation in this part, NGO’s shall be governed by those provisions prescribed in respect of associations.

Article 55:

An NGO shall be established by appropriating funds for a specified or unspecified period of time for purposes other than material profit. In this respect the provisions of Article 11 hereof shall apply.

Article 56:

An NGO shall be established or a single founder or groups of founders involving national or judicial persons or both combined.
The founders shall draw up a statute, specifically encompassing the following data
  1. NGO name, geographical jurisdiction and headquarters in Arab Republic of Egypt.
  2. Purpose for which NGO is established.
  3. A detailed account of funds appropriated to realize the association’s purposes.
  4. Association’s management organization, including methods of appointing head and members of boards of trustees and manager. An NGO may also be established under an official deed or registered will, either of which shall be deemed to be statute for the NGO, provided it contains the data stipulated in the preceding paragraph.
A model form of such statute will be attached to the executive regulations of this law, that may be adopted by NGO’s.

Article 57:

In cases where an NGO is established by an official deed, the founder may, until it has been registered, rescind some by a further official deed.

Article 58:

An NGO shall be judged as a judicial person effective the day following registration of its statute or deemed to be as such registration with the administrative body shall be made at the request of the NGO founder head of board of trustees or the executor of will.

Article 59:

Each NGO shall have a board of trustees to be composed of at least three members appointed by founder(s). The head and members shall be chosen from among the trustees or other persons. Appointments as well as any amendments to the board of trustees shall be notified to the administrative and the General Federation of NGO’s.
In case of nonappointment of a board of trustees or vacancy of one or more seats of the board and failure to appoint replacement(s) in the manner set forth in the statute, the administrative body shall undertake such appointment under advice to the General Federation of NGO’s.

Article 60:

An NGO shall be managed by the board of trustees according to its own statute. The head of the board shall represent the NGO before the courts and third parties.

Article 61:

An NGO may receive funds from third parties subject to approval by the Minister of Social Affairs of such donation and such conditions placed by donor.

Article 62:

Should the administrative body be in possession of serious indications on the practice by an NGO of any activity prohibited under Article 11 hereof, it may demand the competent court to remove causes of contravention or dissolve the NGO.
The competent court may, whenever so requested, may issue and express injunction within maximum three days to suspend the activity in violation pending settlement of the subject.
In all cases, should the competent court decide to reject the dissolution request, it may judge as invalid of the action in violation, rectify violation on which request is based or discharge the board of trustees.
Should the competent court decide to dissolve the NGO, the ruling shall stipulate the appointment of a liquidator or more for a such peroid of time and against such fees as it may determine. Every concerned party shall have the right to challenge the ruling before the court of appeal according to the prescribed procedures, within the prescribed timeframe. Members of the NGO board of trustees or any of its founders shall be deemed as the concerned parties in respect of contest.
Proceeds of liquidating the NGO shall accrue to the NGO Assistance Fund.

Article 63:

An NGO shall have an annual balance sheet. Subject to approval by the administrative body, such balance sheet may, depending on the nature of funds appropriated and according to the statute substituted by a periodical account showing the NGO’s revenues and expenses and aspects of expenditure.