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The Tunisian president's call for the [permissibility] of marriages between a Muslim woman to a non-Muslim man and equality in inheritance between men and women sparked a widespread heated controversy in Egypt more than any other Arab and Islamic country. 
7 December 2017, by Jasper A. Kiepe and Salma Khamis This article is the second installment in a three-part series: In the first article, we gave an overview on the situation in Egypt with respect to sexual harassment, and violence against women more generally. In this piece, we examine the...
About the Authors: Mette Toft Nielsen completed her M.A. degree in Culture, Communication and Globalization in Aalborg University, Denmark in 2013. Nielsen began her career at the Center for Arab-West Understanding, researching the reasons why people choose to emigrate for her M.A. thesis....
With a weakening economy, populism on the rise, and the hunt for scapegoats, personal rights and freedoms seem to be on the decline in Egypt. People live in fear for their right to exist and to live a peaceful life, due to a lack of social acceptance, as well as pressure from the government....
Pastor Rifʿat Fikrī, President of the Media Committee of Egypt’s Church Council, that the Egyptian church returned the code of personal status for Copts to Counselor Majdī al-ʿAjātī, Minister of Legal Affairs and Parliament, to discuss and amend it.
The second major publication by economist and urban planner David Sims, renowned author of Understanding Cairo. The Logic of a City Out of Control (AUC Press, 2010), is titled Egypt’s Desert Dreams (AUC Press, 2014). Sims is an American scholar who has been based in Egypt since 1974.
This article is the first part of a series of three: In the first part, we give an overview on the situation in Egypt, in the second part we will examine the legal framework, and in the final part, both victims and authors will comment on the situation. Cairo was voted to be “the most dangerous...
Father Athanāsiyūs Ḥīnayn [Athanāsiyūs Ḥenein], parish priest of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Athens, called for the removal of faculties of Islamic and Christian sciences from “the narrow paths of religious discrimination”, and make them accessible for all students in secular universities. He...
Sharīf Bahjat, Executive Director of al-Wafd Party’s house of parliamentary experience, said that the party is currently preparing a draft to amend the Egyptian Intellectual Property Right Law No. 82 of 2002, noting that the current law was adopted before the immense development emerging in the...
Consultant ʿĀdil al-Shūrbajī, First Deputy President of the Court of Cassation and Chairman of the Committee on Party Affairs, said that the committee referred the papers of six political parties to the Attorney-General to investigate the extent of their violation of the Political Parties Law...
The "Hatred" Law proposed by al-Azhar during Laylat al-Qadr [religious celebration during Ramadan commemorating the revelation of the Qur’an] was met by angry reaction from many MPs and politicians
Thank you to the honourable al-Azhar, who finally responded to the demands of the President and the people – demands of truth, righteousness, beauty, and progress. Al-Azhar finally decided on the participation of the forces of enlightenment to confront the forces of darkness that promote hate...
With an agreement achieved surrounding the first articles of the law, and disagreement surrounding the resultant consequences, the meeting between various Christian sects on the project of a unified personal status code came to an end. The meetings and the various sects’ public...
The Right to Life Movement The legislator called for the participation of Christians in the discussion of the family laws that will be applied to them. Furthermore, the legislator stated to the House of Representatives, that the "Churches of Egypt", should be called for the development of laws of...
The Islamic political groups, the Brotherhood [Muslim Brotherhood] foremost among them, continue using the slogan "Islam is The Solution". These groups have adopted the slogan to appeal to the emotionality of many simple people, who consider it to be the magic key for all the problems faced by the...
From time to time, Egypt experiences crimes of forced displacement committed against individual citizens or their family in accordance with tribal tradition. These crimes are often committed in the presence of Egyptian state institutions' representatives, and sometimes, local members of parliament...
Christian denominations behind the controversy over the "personal status" law We do not want a slanderous or offensive media. We will raise a case to appeal on the investigation of the "Lady of the Vineyard" case Christian students are forced to memorize Qur'an and prophetic traditions I agree to...
The House of Representatives rebelled, in a show of solidarity with the National Council for Women, regarding the enactment of legislation ensuring the documentation of oral divorce to maintain family relations and to protect them from disintegration. The Parliament supported the opinion of the...
(1) After the enaction of the new church construction law last autumn , the concept of the Christian denomination was legalized. . This  sparks a heated debate  on the nature of Christian denominations  in Egypt, abreast of the "codification" of the conditions of al-ʿAzābī Pasha, which was issued...
Diplomats described the European Union's statement that " the Egyptian judiciary’s freezing of the human rights organizations' fund stands against the work of civil society" as an insult to the Egyptian authority and against the international rules and laws. The Diplomats claim that there are...
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