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Throughout the presentation of Johan Snel on July 6th, 2018, three themes were discussed: modern democracies, the dark side of democracies, and the lessons we can draw from this.
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...
Amid dense security measures of police and armed forces, al-Gharbia Governorate witnessed a large turnout in several of it cities, whereas the number of voters in the village was not as large. It was reported that judges who were due to supervise the voting arrived late. Noteworthy is the large...
Seventeen governorates head to polling stations Saturday, December 22 to vote on the second phase of Egypt’s draft Constitution; observers record a number of electoral violations. 
Dr. Rev. Safwat al-Bayyādī, head of the Evangelical Church in Egypt, expressed his happiness over the high turnout to cast the ballots. 
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St Mark the Apostle, cast his ballot in  al-Waylῑ polling station.
The civil state proponents achieved a remarkable victory inside the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt, successfully obtaining the abolition of several articles that clash with the principles of citizenship and equality.
There have been several incidents of Coptic Christian voters, including entire villages with a majority Coptic population, being prevented from voting. A number of observatory organizations and independent NGOs observing the polling station reported that campaigners were orchestrated all around the...
A decision has been made to appoint special officers to join the departments for the protection of propriety, event management and the Tourism and Antiquities Police in order to investigate the harassment of women. This is to ensure an appropriate environment for reporting and investigation of...
The ongoing conflict over the constitution is a clear indication of the state of political/religious division the Egyptian society is going through. [Nabīl ‘Abd al-Fattāh, al-Ahrām, Nov. 15, p. 10] Read original text in Arabic
The head of Egypt's National Council for Women Rights (ENCW), Mrs. Mervat al-Tallāwī called on countries members to adopt the resolution approved upon in 2008 on Egypt to be the center of the Council.
“Despite their active participation in all the events of the Revolution and their standing side by side with men, evolving currents on the political scene are working on throwing their (women) social status quo back to the ages of oppression and discrimination”, said Mirvat Tallāwī, president of...
Two more members of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) tendered their registration from the Council in protest at the events outside the Presidential Palace and the recent Constitutional declaration. 
Twenty human rights organizations expressed their deep concern about the rapid developments in Egypt which are pushing it to the brink of civil war, and the violent acts on both sides which have extended from the vicinity of the Presidential Palace to several governorates.
The National Council for Women's Rights expressed its strong dismay at the absence from the draft Constitution of several fundamental texts and articles protecting the rights of women and children.
Former member of parliament Jamāl Zahrān said in 2007 the People’s Assembly (parliament) took four months to amend Article 34 of the constitution amidst debates, dialogues and objections, criticizing a vote over a whole constitution in one or two days as “void and illegitimate”. 
The Washington Post said just hours after an Islamist-dominated assembly approved a new national constitution Friday morning, tens of thousands of protesters began pouring into Taḥrīr Square to say they objected to nearly everything about it.
 Amnesty International (AI) said that a draft constitution approved by Egypt’s Constituent Assembly falls well short of protecting human rights and, in particular, ignores the rights of women, restricts freedom of expression in the name of protecting religion, and allows for the military trial of...
Human Rights Watch (HRW) said that the final draft of a constitution approved on November 29, 2012, by Egypt’s 100-member constituent assembly protects some rights but undermines others.  
Rajā’ī al-Mirghanī, a coordinator of the National Coalition for the Freedom of the Press and the Media, warned of loose drafting of an article on the establishment of a national press organization in the final draft constitution, adding the incumbent minister of information, Ṣalāh ʿAbd al-Maqṣūd,...

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