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Yāssir Burhāmī, the Vice President of the Salafī Call, stated that the Constitution included the interpretation of sharī’ah provided by the Supreme Constitutional Court, which is satisfactory from a religious perspective. He stated that a “real change requires a gradual development based on...
The Supreme Constitutional Court issued a statement saying that remarks from the President’s Office, which accuse the Court of being a “counter-revolutionary” force trying to topple the gains of the Revolution, are slanderous and constitute a criminal act. 
Dr. Najīb Jibrā`īl, president of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights (EUHR), praised the Supreme Constitutional Court’s decision on the rights of Christian employees to receive a paid month’s leave to visit Jerusalem, stressing that this provision is based on the principle of equality and...
Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court ruled on Saturday that only the first paragraph of Article 10, which grants the interior ministry authority to deny protest requests, was unconstitutional.
An Egyptian court sent Mursī’s case to the Grand Mufti for a final review after it sentenced the deposed president to death. The decision was met with wide international criticism; many foreign observers believe the verdict to be of a political rather than legal nature. An anonymous source within...
This report is on the formation of the Egyptian Constitution of 2012 and was commissioned by the German organization Missio who translated it into German for publication in Germany.
Translation and comments: Cornelis Hulsman The new Egyptian Constitution is not yet finished but Amr Darrag is now already proud. The Constitutional Assembly, which he chairs, presented this week the first version of the document about which the Egyptians, for the first time, have a say. “The...
That was fast. After only one week in office, President Mursī has picked his first fight – he issued a decree to reinstate the dissolved parliament. Shortly before the run-off election the Supreme Constitutional Court ruled parliament to be unconstitutional based on procedural grounds, and the...
Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday, June 14th about two major political cases that had been brought before court: Were the past parliamentary elections constitutional? Is the Political Isolation Law Parliament passed valid? This law bans members of the former regime from...
Last year the Muslim Brotherhood issued the first draft of its political platform, the author comments that the document made use of modern democracy-based vocabulary but questions whether the platform really advocates a civil state.

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