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Introduction: Inclusive citizenship seeks to go beyond the intellectual debates of recent years on democratization and participation to explore a related set of issues around changing conceptions of citizenship. Peoples’ understandings of what it means to be a citizen go to the heart of various...
Dr. Tarek al-Gawhary, MA Azhar University, PhD Princeton University, advisor to Sheikh Dr. Ali Goma’a. explained the thought process in Islamic Law and how a Muslim jurist can think about the concept of inclusive citizenship in a historical context. The basis is in the Constitution of Medina or the...
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...
The Egyptian Cabinet agreed on a bill to amend some of the punishments for Law NO. 58 of 1937 to deter female circumcision [also known as female genital mutilation (FGM)]. 
On Sunday, the summary proceedings court in Egypt ruled to confiscate the finances of 89 leaders and members of the Muslim Brotherhood and transfer them to the state treasury. 
Egyptian Musician Hānī Mihannā’s statements about prison conditions in Egypt for senior businessmen, politicians, and ministers at the beginning of President al-Sīsī’s reign in 2014 has sparked controversy. 
Social reconciliation in Egypt has a long, entangled history. Social reconciliation takes place when families or communities need to settle their disputes. Mediation and negotiation are the cornerstones and focal points for settling societal disputes. Various methods were applied including security...
Less than 24 hours after the Economic Court ruled Ḥanīn Ḥussām and Mawada al-Adham innocent of the charges of assaulting society and the Egyptian family’s values and principles, an appellate judge from the North Cairo Court in al-ʿAbāssiyya renewed their detention for 15 days as another case...
“Egyptian Family values”; this term that has been repeated for months in Egypt when directing accusations against young women wearing “liberal clothes” for violating the “conservative values of the Egyptian family.”  This astounding accusation and the outrage of the Egyptian society have suddenly...
Lawyer Karīm ʿAbd al-Rāḍī said that the Supreme State Security Prosecution decided to detain Haytham Ḥassan, journalist for al-Masry ‎al-Youm [al-Miṣrī al-Yawm], for 15 days under pending investigation case number 586 of 2020.  This is the same case number for film producer Muʿataz ʿAbd al-Wahāb...

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