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The Constituent Assembly submitted to the wishes of judicial leaders and left it to them to draft the articles related to the judiciary

(Photo By Ahmed Al-Malky)

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

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. The first part, published yesterday, addressed the constitution’s articles concerning the military and security apparatus. The second part, below, deals …


ANHRI denounces sentencing of Misr Al-Qawia members

The Arab Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) issued a statement on Wednesday denouncing “the faulty judgment” issued by Hadayek El Kobba Misdemeanour Court in Cairo to jail three members of Misr Al-Qawia (Strong Egypt) Party on charges of hanging banners and distributing leaflets calling for a No vote to the constitution, among other charges. …


Dr Mohamed Fouad

Where have all the young votes gone?

As I watched news coverage of Egypt’s constitutional referendum, I am constantly inundated with this urban legend that has surfaced following the polling regarding the absence of young voters. Interim President Adly Mansour has recently held a meeting with the youth to discuss this theme; around the same exact time, presidential political adviser Mostafa Higazy held a …


Wael Eskander

A referendum caught between supporters and traitors

By Wael Eskandar A referendum is meant to be a vote by the public whereby they can freely express their position on a certain political matter, but what is the point of a referendum when you’re only allowed to “freely” express one position but not the other? Enough has been said about the referendum to …


Dr Mohamed Fouad

Random observations on Egypt’s referendum

On Wednesday, as the polls closed and results started pouring in, a big step in Egypt’s transitional roadmap was concluded. While it was a no brainer that the constitution was going to be overwhelmingly ratified by popular vote, the actual results of the referendum deserve to be analysed carefully, as they do paint a picture of …


One Killed in Egypt as Police, Islamists Clash: security

AFP –  At least one person was killed in clashes in Egypt Friday as police dispersed protesters loyal to ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi, security officials said. Police clamped down on protests in several cities, firing tear gas at the Islamists who aimed fire works at the riot police in one incident, police officials said. …