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This paper was prepared by the two interns from India
The Egyptian Center for Women's Rights has prepared a new draft personal status law, and will hold a number of sessions for discussion. The Center says that it took two full years to prepare the new draft law.
The 1990s witnessed a confrontation between international organizations trying to work in Egypt and law 32/1964, preventing founding NGOs receiving foreign finances. Since most of the activists are lawyers, they began digging inside the body of the law to find legal ways of doing this. Tens of NGOs...
Under the existing law, a rapist has the choice of either facing criminal charges or marrying his victim. Article 290 of the Penal Code stipulates that rape is punishable by death, but Article 291 states that if a rapist offers to marry his victim and she agrees, criminal charges are dropped and...
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