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7 December 2017, by Jasper A. Kiepe and Salma Khamis This article is the second installment in a three-part series: In the first article, we gave an overview on the situation in Egypt with respect to sexual harassment, and violence against women more generally. In this piece, we examine the...
Twelve human rights organizations condemned what they called “violent attacks” launched by Egyptian authorities against the freedom of artistic creation and expression, particularly evident after a two-year prison court sentence against art journalist, Ahmad Nāji, and a 10-thousand Egyptian Pounds...
Zaynab Radwan, the deputy speaker of the parliament and a professor of Sharī‘ah recentlysubmitted a number of proposals to Parliament. Amongst other things, the proposals called for Bahā’īs’ rights to obtain formal documents and stated that Christian wives of Muslim men should be able to have a...
The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies [CIHRS] has sent an appeal to the president of the republic and the speakers of both houses of Parliament called to amend Article Two of the Constitution that states that Islam is the religion of the state and Islamic sharīʿā is the main source of...
Despite parliament’s approval, many NGOs believe that this is no reason to stop the campaign against a law which, they argue, infringes upon their autonomy. The law, many NGOs assert, gives the government extensive control over the establishment and liquidation of organizations, and widens the...
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