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The Family Law is on the top of the Parliament's agenda, in particular, after human rights defenders had described some of its provisions as “destructive for the relationships between couples in cases of divorce, khulʿ (the divorce initiated by women), and custody of children.  
Dr. Jehān Sadat confirmed that the late President Sadāt was intending to leave power after receiving the last piece of land in the Sinai because he believed that developed countries are prosperous because they are not governed by a one-man rule. “Sadāt believed that a reform was necessary,” the...
Mai did not imagine that she could be prohibited from spending her time with her son, Daya, who is only four years old. Since her divorce over a year ago, she effectively became the sole custodian for her son. But recently she has started to worry because of proposed amendments to the Personal...
The Alexandria Forensic Medical Authority, Department of Forgery Research, has stated that Andrew and Mario’s father’s signature on a document that shows that he decided not to convert to Islam is genuine. His wife hopes that she might now to be able to receive a verdict on the custody of their...
The appeal court annulled its previous ruling of giving custody of Andrew and Mario to their Muslim father. If it is officially proved that the father denounced his Islam, re-converted to Christianity and then re-embraced Islam, then he will not have the right to have the custody of his kids.
There is no legislative standard in determining who is granted custody of the children in case of the parents’ divorce as a result of the father’s conversion. Similar cases are treated on a different basis with different results. An Egyptian lawyer said the situation was menacing sectarian sedition...
The conversion of a father sheds negative light on the life of the children and mother. The following lines present another case of a father’s conversion that badly affected the children and their mother.
The State Security office refuses to execute a ruling to allow a Muslim born child to join her Coptic mother. The author writes about compliance between the minister of interior and the state security.
The article praises the legal procedure taken against ‘Brotherhood Militias’ that appeared in the Azhar University as a step forward to separating the state from religion.
The problems of Copts revealed in the reform conference were not mainly related to the Coptic Orthodox Church; many of the church problems can be attributed to the political and social problems resulted from the duality between the stance of the law and the practices literally applied.
Divorce issues pose serious problems in many Copts’ private life and are causing a severe conflict between the state and the Coptic Orthodox Church.
The author discusses the concept of divorce in Christianity and conditions that invalidate a marriage contract.
The author discusses an Egyptian court ruling granting divorce to a number of Christians who, in accordance with the Christian precepts, can not remarry, proposing unified civil laws applied to both Muslims and Christians in personal status affairs.
Fādī Habashī interviews Bishop Mousā, the bishop of youth, and discusses with him the current problems Copts are facing.
Rose al-Yousuf publishes the full text of the appeal made by Pope Shenouda III against a court ruling obliging him to grant permission to divorced Copts to remarry.
An interview with Pope Shenouda III to find out the reasons why he rejected the judicial ruling enjoining the church to grant remarriage permits to Copts who obtain divorces through the courts.
The author thinks that having a unified personal status law could solve the problem of thousands of Copts who have divorce court verdicts but are waiting for having a re-marriage license from the Church.
The author suggests a draft unified personal status law that could be applied to both Muslims and Christians, but which respects their unique characters at the same time.
The article discusses a draft law proposed by a women’s rights advocacy center calling for denying Muslim men the right to have a unilateral divorce, while at the same time stressing women’s freedom to have a unilateral divorce.
Bishop Yuānnis speaks about the church in the modern age, arguing that though some laws do need to be updated, there is a general failure to recognize the positive aspects of the church’s laws, in particular those forbidding divorce. He also denies claims that the leading religious authorities are...

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