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Egyptian Constitution

Egyptians Vote For Second Day Despite Violence

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Undeterred after a day of sporadic violence, Egyptians on Wednesday lined up to vote on the second, final day of a key referendum on th...

Panel Votes On Draft Of New Egyptian Constitution

AP | Posted 10.27.2013 | World

CAIRO -- CAIRO (AP) — The panel tasked with amending Egypt's suspended constitution is voting on a first draft of the charter amid deep divisions ov...

Why Morsi's Ouster and a Civil Society Offer Hope for Egyptian Women

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 11.16.2013 | World
Ida Lichter, M.D.

In Pakistan, two politicians who opposed blasphemy laws were assassinated, and a woman was allegedly hacked into 10 pieces by her pious husband becaus...

Egypt Expects New Constitution Draft In November

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 11.22.2013 | World

CAIRO — A 50-member panel tasked with amending Egypt's Islamist-drafted constitution will complete its work by early November, a spokesman for t...

Amal and Afaf: Egypt's Revolutionary Underdogs Deserve an Inclusive Constitution

Mina E. Khalil | Posted 09.18.2013 | World
Mina E. Khalil

In a country of 85 million people, the writing of Egypt's constitution should allow for Egypt's diverse civilian voices to speak for themselves.

Marry in Haste, Repent at Leisure: the Problem With the Egyptian Constitution

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 04.17.2013 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

Though this matter is not at the heart of the country's current crisis, marked by rampant insecurity and economic statis, the ambiguities contained in the Constitution may cause serious problems in the future.

Morsi: 'There Is No Place For Dictatorship'

Reuters | Posted 01.30.2013 | World

By Edmund Blair and Yasmine Saleh CAIRO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Thousands of Egyptians protested against President Mohamed Mursi on Friday...

Egyptian Lawmakers Finalize Constitution

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2013 | World

CAIRO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Egypt's Islamist-led constituent assembly finalised a new constitution on Friday and will send it to the president for him...

Top Ranking American Muslims And Christians Petition Egypt: No Shariah In Constitution

Religion News Service | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 08.08.2012 | Religion

(RNS) Muslim and Coptic Christian leaders in the U.S. are calling on the Egyptian government to exclude any mentions of Islamic law or language that d...

Court Delays Egypt Constitutional Panel Ruling

AP | Posted 07.19.2012 | World

CAIRO -- A Cairo court has postponed to July 30 a key ruling that will determine the legality of an Islamist-dominated panel tasked to write Egypt's n...

The Military, the Courts, and the Struggle for Control in Egypt: A Conversation With Khaled Abou El Fadl

Feisal G. Mohamed | Posted 09.04.2012 | World
Feisal G. Mohamed

Khaled Abou El Fadl and I spoke on June 28, at the end of two weeks that were tumultuous even by the standards of post-revolutionary Egypt. We discussed the role the courts had played, foreign pressures on the military council, and the future of political Islam.

Egypt Voted for Chaos

Nadine Wahab | Posted 08.14.2012 | World
Nadine Wahab

Everyone wants to believe that Egyptians are participating in a democratic transition, but this is a game with no rules and shifting goal posts.

Egypt Eight Months Later: Transitioning from Dictatorship to Democracy?

John L. Esposito | Posted 12.22.2011 | World
John L. Esposito

Egypt's military rulers have moved to assert and extend their power so broadly that a growing number of lawyers and activists are questioning their willingness to ultimately submit to civilian authority.

Amending the Egyptian Constitution: 6 Critical Articles That Test the Military's Commitment to Democracy

Tamir Moustafa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tamir Moustafa

How should we judge whether the military's proposed constitutional amendments are significant? Here are the articles with the most egregious roadblocks to further reform.