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Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court ruled on Saturday that only the first paragraph of Article 10, which grants the interior ministry authority to deny protest requests, was unconstitutional.
An Egyptian court sent Mursī’s case to the Grand Mufti for a final review after it sentenced the deposed president to death. The decision was met with wide international criticism; many foreign observers believe the verdict to be of a political rather than legal nature. An anonymous source within...
This report is on the formation of the Egyptian Constitution of 2012 and was commissioned by the German organization Missio who translated it into German for publication in Germany.
Translation and comments: Cornelis Hulsman The new Egyptian Constitution is not yet finished but Amr Darrag is now already proud. The Constitutional Assembly, which he chairs, presented this week the first version of the document about which the Egyptians, for the first time, have a say. “The...
That was fast. After only one week in office, President Mursī has picked his first fight – he issued a decree to reinstate the dissolved parliament. Shortly before the run-off election the Supreme Constitutional Court ruled parliament to be unconstitutional based on procedural grounds, and the...
Al-Jamā’ah al-Islāmīyah (Islamic Group) in the Upper Egyptian governorate of al-Minya denied that its members threatened Copts they would assault them and burn their houses if they voted for presidential candidate Ahmad Shafīq. [Mīnā Sāmī, al-Akhbār, June 18, p. 16] Read original text in Arabic
Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday, June 14th about two major political cases that had been brought before court: Were the past parliamentary elections constitutional? Is the Political Isolation Law Parliament passed valid? This law bans members of the former regime from...
Last year the Muslim Brotherhood issued the first draft of its political platform, the author comments that the document made use of modern democracy-based vocabulary but questions whether the platform really advocates a civil state.
The stand of the judge’s club against appointing female judges shocked civil and feminist trends which believe that this stand is contrary to the principle of judge’s independency. It also violates the Egyptian constitution and the international charters.
The Supreme Constitutional Court decided to abolish the decree of the Minister of Interior which made it necessary for the husband to agree to his wife traveling abroad as a prerequisite to issue her a passport. In addition, it canceled the Presidential decree which entitled the Minister of...

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