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Professor Hoda Awad joined the group for a presentation about the Egyptian constitution. She started by discussing the basics of democracy and constitutions. She explained to us that democracies had six elements or conditions. Firstly, there is the presence of democratic institutions and...
Regardless of the preliminary agreement among political power on the necessity of drafting a consensus Constitution for all Egyptians, there are disputes around Article II between Copts and salafists. [Ahmad Abū Hajar, al-Wafd, August 20, p. 5] Read original text in Arabic 
  An unsigned article in al-Dustūr also attacks the forthcoming constitution: “after a period not exceeding 60 days the new ‘Brotherhoodite’ constitution will have been prepared … a clear declaration and announcement of the advent of the Brotherhood state principality. Egypt will witness for years...
The courts in Egypt are witnessing weird cases every day and some of these cases become part of the collective memory. One of these cases is the famous case in which the famous Coptic leader of the Wafd Party, Makram ʿUbayd Pasha, or Makram Ebeid, pleaded the case of a Muslim Egyptian citizen, who...
Dr. Aḥmad Karīma, the professor of Comparative Jurisprudence and Islamic Law at Al-Azhar University, said that intellectual terrorism creates potential armed terrorism, that is, bloodshed, destruction of resources and violation of human rights.
  On Monday November 10, the deadline for NGOs to register under the Ministry of Social Solidarity ends. This amendment to the law of 2002 which dates back to Mubarak-era places NGOs under the supervision of the Ministry of Social Solidarity. This affects more than 47,000 employees should the...
The Family Court refused to grant the first ‘detached’ [monsalekh] person from the Orthodox Coptic Church, Anīs ʿAbd al-Masīh, a divorce, and who claims to have taken this step for ideological reasons. He also demanded the issuing of a civil law in regards to Christian personal status so that the...
The Administrative Court headed by Counselor Ahmad Qishtah ruled to postpone the lawsuit demanding to drop the ban on the assets of the Muslim Brotherhood Association.
A study of Hāzim al- Gamal, a lawyer at the Azhar, stated that the Azhar with its moderate thought has developed new theoretical pillars that include economic relations, politics and society as well as legislations.
Cairo Urgent Affairs Court banned the leaders of the former NDP (National Democratic Party) from running in all the coming elections. 
Anonymous sources stated to al-Watan that security forces arrested a new cell that is accused of espionage for a foreign country.
The Administrative Court decided to refer 12 cases, pertaining to removing the Egyptian nationality from runaway Muslim Brotherhood leaders, to the Commissioners’ Board in the Council of State.
Spokesman of Egypt’s Cabinet Nādir Saʿd stated that in response to the application submitted by the Church Regularization Committee, the Prime Minister Muṣṭafā Madbūlī has ordered to ease the regularization procedures for unlicensed churches. According to the Prime Minister, the status of 120...
Karīmah Kāmil, journalist, stated that the third article of the constitution is a trap and despite this some people see it as in the interests of Copts.
A flurry of widespread anger was triggered after the young actor Muḥammad Kāmil announced that Maḥmūd Sulaymān, the young man who stalked a girl named Munā Jubrān while she was waiting for her bus, has shot an advertisement for a famous coffee company, and that he was contacted by a production...
The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) will hold a round table entitled "Towards a Better Law for NGOs" on Thursday 15/11/2018 at 4 pm at the organization’s headquarters.  The meeting includes a group of intellectuals, lawyers, human rights defenders, and a number of other associations.
In a symposium held today under the title “The Role of Women in the Missionary Work and the Educational Field” during the inauguration of the summer cultural season of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, the Minister of (Religious) Endowments, Dr. Shaykh Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumʿa stated that a...
In accordance with article 2 of the Egyptian Constitution of 1923, Islam is the religion of the State and Arabic is its official language. The principles of Islamic Sharia are the main source of legislation. For nearly a century, the drafters of the Egyptian constitution persisted in giving the...
“Divorce is granted only in the case of adultery”—This is the solution the Coptic Constitution offers those who are affected by personal status crises and seek separation and divorce.  The late Pope Shinūda III issued a regulation in 2008 that expanded the reasons for divorce to two: adultery...
The political, legal and media controversy is repeatedly raised when the issue of removing the religion field from the National ID generates.  12 years ago, the issue was raised by the National Council for Human Rights, headed at the time by Dr. Buṭrus Buṭrus Ghālī. Discussions and meetings could...

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