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On the second day, summer school participants were privileged to learn from a member of the European Parliament, Bas Belder. 
On 28th June, the summer school group took an excursion to Sekem farm, an organic farm in the Egyptian desert, around 60km North East of Cairo. The students were there to discover the Sekem ethos, sustainable development with a holistic approach, and experience the living and learning intercultural...
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.
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 Forces for Freedom and Change in Sudan called for night assemblies in different cities across the nation to protest the killing of the protestors in the capital, Khartoum.    Tens of protestors were killed at the beginning of the month when the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), also known as Janjawīd...
The ruling Transitional Military Council said more than one attempts to overthrow the council was planned and quashed in the previous period.  
The Sudanese Attorney General said that he was invited to attend a Military Council meeting to negotiate the oversight of the attorney’s office on the plan to clear up “Colombia” of criminals, an area near to the protests in the city center. He also added that “no protest clear ups were discussed...
The official spokesperson for the Military Investigation Committee, Brigadier General Hukūkī Abdul-Rahīm, announced the Khartoum protests clear up investigation results.   
In his book “In the Scenes of the Press and Politics”, the Journalist ‘Atif Al-Ghamrī swiftly and smoothly recounts his own experience and shows how the role of journalism is deeply rooted in the conscience of the Egyptian nation since its debut.   
Egypt’s Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr met with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Chief Operating Officer Stephanie von Friedberg on the sidelines of the Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group (WBG). The meeting was attended by IFC's Vice President for...
In a tweet released by the Former Egyptian Vice-President Muhammad al-Barādeī, he sets out three major pillars for the peoples’ successful transition from authoritarianism to good governance, namely overall consensus on a new Constitution, collective action and transitional justice.   
The setback suffered by Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the Turkish local elections raised many questions about the future of the Muslim Brotherhood members who fled to turkey in the wake of the June 30 Revolution of 2013.  The first defeat of the AKP and the dwindling popularity...
The Governor of Banī Suīf Hānī ‘Abdul-Gabir held a meeting with a delegation from the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) composed of NCHR Member Dr. Salāh Sallām, Chairman of the NCHR Office in Banī Suīf, Tārik Abu El Makārim, Officer of the Human Rights Unit of Banī Suīf Governorate, and...
The Governor of Banī Suīf, Hānī ‘Abdul-Gabir, received a report on the action taken by the Human Rights Unit in his governorate to respond to a complaint filed by a woman with special needs due to a family dispute on an agricultural plot owed to her. After field examination and inspection, the unit...
Jamīl Halīm, the Catholic Church’s legal advisor, said that the transfer of the project of Coptic Personal Status laws to the government would be complete by mid-May next year. This will pave the way toward submitting it to the House of Representatives.
The spouse of the Egyptian Ambassador to Austria Omar Amir met with Dr. Aīāt Khalīfa and the board members of the General Association for the Egyptian Women and Family in the Egyptian Embassy in Vienna. The meeting comes within the frame of supporting the Egyptian civil society institutions in...
In an interview on Al-Mehwar TV channel, Hiba ‘Abd el ‘Aziz (head of the Women and Social Issues Unit of the Egyptian Center for Strategic Studies) said that women represent between 49 and 52% of the Egyptian population, adding that their representation in Parliament has now reached up to 15% and...
During his speech in a symposium held by Al-Dustūr Newspaper, the Chairman of the Arab-European Human Rights Forum Aīman Nasrī said that the mission of his forum is to highlight the human rights situation in Egypt and counter the politicized human rights organizations that receive false reports...
There are currently intensive moves made by the Parliament and various state institutions towards the finalization of a personal status law draft in order to control the family disintegration and maintain the stability in society.  MP Muhammad Fūad said that the existing Personal Status Law no...
The current protests in Algeria and Sudan prove a set of basic facts related to Arab politics.    First, the peoples deprived of freedom might desist from demanding it under the burden of the harsh living conditions or for fear of the repressive security apparatuses. However, they come back to...

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