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What future awaits Egypt’s political parties?

  /  August 13, 2014  /  In Focus  /  1 Comment

Analysing new legislation for the House of Representatives

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Executive interference in drafting media laws is inadmissible: Press Syndicate

  /  July 12, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The syndicate says constitutionally, it is the only body allowed to discuss media laws

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29 NGOs protest new civil society draft law

  /  July 9, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Draft law is “unconstitutional” and “violates freedom rights”, NGOs say

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Egypt’s foreign minister meets Libyan counterpart

  /  July 7, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Foreign ministers discuss latest developments in North African country, prepare for conference on Libyan border security

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NGO ‘shocked’ at continued detention of anti-Protest Law demonstrators

  /  June 30, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Case involves trial of 24 people charged with breaching Protest Law

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Al-Jazeera ruling ‘disturbing sign for the future of the Egyptian press’: Rights groups

  /  June 24, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  15 Comments

Local and international rights groups quick to condemn “politically orchestrated” trial

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Rights group calls to stop contempt of religion trials

  /  June 19, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

EIPR says growing frequency of contempt of religion trials undermines citizenship and guarantees for religious freedoms

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13 rights groups condemn seizure of ANHRI publication

  /  June 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Rights groups say seizure, arrest of printer new step in silencing independent voices

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Egyptian sentenced to 6 months for contempt of religion

  /  June 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Luxor teacher is the second to be jailed for contempt of religion this year

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International Press Institute urges future president to protect journalists

  /  May 26, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Statement also calls for release of detained, charged journalists

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Carter Center concerned over Egypt transition, provides recommendations

  /  May 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

The centre deployed an “expert mission” which assessed the political and legal context around the presidential elections, providing recommendations

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Foreign ministry meets German delegation to discuss EU monetary aid, transition

  /  May 14, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Egypt and Germany also talk about parliamentary cooperation

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Next Egyptian parliament to have 630 seats

  /  May 12, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Number of representatives in next parliament will be extended up to 630 member, 600 of which elected and 30 appointed by the president

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Torture is an ‘unwritten law’: Rights groups

  /  May 7, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Rights groups condemn continued torture practices

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The Arab World’s options

  /  May 5, 2014  /  Opinion  /  32 Comments

By Marwan Muasher When the Arab awakening began in 2011, its primary goal should have been to advance pluralism and democracy – causes that were neglected in the Arab world’s first, anti-colonial awakening in the read the rest…

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Coal usage scrutinised by experts and researchers

  /  April 27, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Effects of coal usage on the lives of Egyptians addressed in a symposium

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The 2014 Egyptian Constitution: Without accountability, checks or balances: Part II

  /  March 25, 2014  /  In Focus  /  3 Comments

The following is the second of a two part article by the Arab Reform Initiative, an independent research network, concerning the 2014 constitution’s treatment of human rights and the separation of powers in the government. read the rest…

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The 2014 Egyptian Constitution:Without accountability, checks or balances

  /  March 24, 2014  /  In Focus  /  3 Comments

The following is the first of a two part article by the Arab Reform Initiative, an independent research network, concerning the 2014 constitution’s treatment of human rights and the separation of powers in the government. read the rest…

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Egyptian representative to UN addresses human rights concerns

  /  March 11, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Walid Mahmoud Abdel Nasser says Egypt determined to build democratic institutions, protect human rights

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Citizens facing trials to be restricted from exercising political rights

  /  March 8, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

State Council amending political rights law

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NGO criticises prosecution of Shi’a

  /  March 1, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights said it is deeply concerned by a recent court sentencing of a Shi’a citizen to five years in prison

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Libyans vote for constitution body amid bombs, tensions

  /  February 20, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  4 Comments

Polling stations opened across most of Libya, although they stayed closed in Derna after gunmen forced one voting centre to shut

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A constitution not worth its ink

  /  February 19, 2014  /  Opinion  /  131 Comments

Since the new constitution passed, I have been flooded with emails and meetings from foreign journalists, lawyers, rights advocates and what have you, asking the same question: Isn’t the newly passed constitution better in preserving read the rest…

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Al-Nour Party lists challenges for next president

  /  February 10, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  5 Comments

The Islamist party says it will not field a presidential candidate and will evaluate nominees based on a number of criteria

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Police campaign to arrest juveniles yields positive results: Interior ministry

  /  February 8, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Detentions have been made to combat human trafficking, child labour and juveniles at risk

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Foreign ministry rejects European Parliament resolution

  /  February 8, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says it does not accept interference in Egyptian judicial affairs

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Limited cabinet reshuffle imminent: PM

  /  February 5, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  27 Comments

El-Beblawi says defence minister seat may be vacant, alluding to Al-Sisi’s possible presidential candidacy

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Next president will need popular support to make difficult decisions: Mansour

  /  February 3, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Interim President Adly Mansour expresses doubt that reconciliation with the Muslim Brotherhood will occur

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Minister of Finance prepares for new constitution’s implementation

  /  February 1, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Ahmed Galal forms a committee to be tasked with reviewing the financial regulations and economic articles of the new constitution

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Presidency amends military judiciary law

  /  January 30, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

Military judiciary subject to new measures resulting in closer resemblance to civilian judiciary

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