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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...
Al-Akhbār published an article on Burhāmī’s claim that his statement during a video footage has been “misinterpreted”. The deal would pave the way for a Shari'a-based constitution while temporality holding the immunity of the Azhar’s grand Shaykh.
Gharīb Abū al-Hassan writes in al-Fath, that the Coptic Church tries “with all her might” to oust the legislative order represented in the elected president Muhammad Mursī. Despite the Church’s approval on most of the Constitution articles, the Church surprised us with its “theatrical” withdrawal...
Dr. Hishām al-Hamāmī comments on the Churches' withdrawal in an article entitled: "Who will the Copts choose: Jesus called 'the Christ' or the thief called Barrabas"? In his article, al-Hamāmī compares the Copts protesters against the 'Islamic national' movement with the gentiles who chose to...
 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...
Political and social theorist Sir Isaiah Berlin famously compared nationalism to a ‘bent twig’, ‘forced down so severely that when released, it lashed back with fury’ (Berlin 1972).
Joseph Malāk, a lawyer for the families of victims of the Alexandria-based Two Saints Church bombing attack early in January 2011 filed a report with the public prosecutor against President Mursī, ousted president Husnī Mubārak and former minister of interior Habīb al-'Ādlī for deliberately...
A lawyer belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood has established a lawsuit before the National Council in which he demanded the repeal of the appointment of Tahānī al-Jibālī as Chancellor (Vice-President) of the Supreme Constitutional Court by the former President Husnī Mubārak.   
Middle East Online Website published an article on August 24 entitled “Egypt’s Morsi scraps preventive detention for publishing crimes” by Dominique Soguel. Below is the original text of the article: Egyptian newspaper editor Islam Afifi was freed after a few hours in custody on Thursday, a...
Giza Criminal Court witnessed a tense trial in the first court session of Islām ‘Afīfi, Editor-in-Chief of the Egyptian al-Dustūr newspaper. ‘Afīfī is accused of offending the Egyptian President in the media and publishing false news that would disturb public order. The court ordered to remand ‘...
  Archpriest ‘Abd al-Masīh Basīt of the Virgin Mary Church in Musturud said in an interview with al-Misrī al-Yawm newspaper that assaults on Copts and churches are taking place only by extremists, adding those attacks after the January 25 revolution equal all those during the era of former...
Constitution expert Ibrāhīm Darwīsh, however, said the decision was a grave mistake committed against Egypt and ran counter to the constitutional legitimacy the president was sworn in.  
  On Monday November 10, the deadline for NGOs to register under the Ministry of Social Solidarity ends. This amendment to the law of 2002 which dates back to Mubarak-era places NGOs under the supervision of the Ministry of Social Solidarity. This affects more than 47,000 employees should the...
During the symposium organized by the daily newspaper Ṣada al-Balad, Egyptian movie star Tāmir ʿAbd Al-Munʿim said that he very often visited the former President Mubarak to stand by him in his ordeal, stressing that he was brought up never to insult or disrespect an elderly person or to be...
In an article in al-Dustūr, unnamed security sources stated that the April 6 movement is not a revolutionary movement, but rather, a movement made up of spies and traitors, which was established during Mubarak's time with American State Department funding.
The Court for Urgent Matters in Alexandria, headed by Judge Mājid Zakariyyā, ruled yesterday that anybody affiliated with the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood group or groups that emanate from it is forbidden from taking part in the coming presidential and parliamentary elections. The Court forces the...
The women of Egypt: they strove for their political rights and they conducted campaigns for the sake of having women representatives in the committee formulating the Egyptian Constitution of 1954. They were able to have their representatives in the Parliament, at the time known as the National...
It has emerged that the new initiative Bayt al-Zakāa al-Misrī (Egyptian House of Almsgiving), supported by President ‘Abd al-Fattāh al-Sīsī, was the idea of the previous Grand Mufti, Nasr Farīd Wāsil, however it did not receive enough support or enthusiasm from former president Husnī Mubārak.
Coptic intellectual and writer Sulaymān Shafīq states that between the year 1990 and the present 230 Egyptian Copts have been killed by terrorist groups for sectarian reasons. According to him only very little cases have been brought to court and in most cases the suspects were acquitted due to...
The fundamental traditional Islam spread in Egypt not only among followers of Islamist political movements such as the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis, but also among the ordinary segments of the population, and after decades of abortions of any attempt to renew the religious discourse. A year...

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