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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...
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.
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...
It was again a customary reconciliation session, not the rule of law, that solved the sectarian attack on Christians who had performed their religious rituals last Sunday in the third floor of a church-service premise at the Kom al-Raheb [Kawm al-Rāhib] village, Qūṣiyah, Assiut or Asyut.
Pope Tawadros stated that since June 30th Egypt is implementing a road-map according to very clear steps. Some of those steps such as drafting a constitution and approving it were implemented. He added that Field Marshal Abd al- Fattah al- Sīsī has widespread popularity as he has ‘saved Egypt.’ He...
Muslim Brothehood leader Gamāl Hishmat stated that the Brotherhood is ready to “retreat a step backwards” in order to reach a political consensus. He stated that they would like to follow the path of Rāshid al- Ghanūshy, head of al- Nahdah party in Tunisia when he gave up power. Samīh ‘Id, Islamist...
Several MPs called for the discussion of the draft law to establish an independent anti-discrimination commission in the fourth session of parliament that is due to start in October this year.

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