Egyptian Draft Constitution Draws Input From Citizens, Groups


Changes to the country's draft constitution have been suggested by Egyptian-American citizens and a women's group who think the document's position on presidential candidacy and child marriage should be re-evaluated.
  • Egypt:  NCW Rejects Marriage of Nine-Year-Old Girls

    Egypt State Information Service, 19 September 2012

    The National Council for Women (NCW) has expressed its profound dismay at statements made by some members of the Constituent Assembly in charge of writing Egypt's new constitution ... read more »

Protesters in front of the Constitutional Court (file photo).

  • Egypt:  Egyptian Americans Want Constitution to Permit Dual Citizens to Run for President

    Aswat Masriya, 18 September 2012

    The Alliance of Egyptian Americans wants the new constitution to permit dual citizens to run for president, a released statement stated on Monday. read more »

  • Egypt:  State Governance System Within New Constitution

    Egyptian Organization for Human Rights, 16 September 2012

    The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) held an open discussion workshop on "the state governance system", on September 13, 2012, 10 am. Held at Pyramisa Hotel in Giza, ... read more »

  • Egypt:  State Governance Form Within the New Egyptian Constitution

    Egyptian Organization for Human Rights, 12 September 2012

    The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) holds an open discussion workshop on "the state governance form", on September 13, 2012, 10 am. Held at Pyramisa Hotel in Giza, ... read more »

  • Egypt:  Calls to Remove 'Embarrassing' Article From Constitution

    Aswat Masriya, 10 September 2012

    A number of Salafi (ultraconservative) members of the constituent assembly, to rewrite the constitution, and a Muslim Brotherhood member have called for the removal of Article "29" ... read more »

  • Egypt:  Al-Azhar Backs Unchanged Article Two in Constitution

    Egypt State Information Service, 6 September 2012

    The board of al-Azhar Senior Ulemas (clerics) said that Article 2 of the new constitution should be left unchanged as it was in the 1971 constitution. read more »

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