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‘Unjust, regressive and demeaning’: New draft law deems Egyptian women legally incapacitated

An Egyptian woman is a legally incapacitated person who has no right to travel outside the country or manage her own children’s basic affairs without a man’s prior consent, according to a new personal status draft law that recently caused uproar across Egypt.

Egypt: Activist Stripped of Citizenship

The Egyptian government should reverse its arbitrary and abusive decision, made in December 2020, to revoke the citizenship of political activist Ghada Naguib, Human Rights Watch said today. The Parliament should amend abusive citizenship laws so that they comply with Egypt’s international human rights obligations.

Egyptian-Turkish trade agreement comes under fire

In the presence of Egyptian Minister of Trade and Industry Nevin Gamea during a parliament session Feb. 2, Hafez Omran, a member of the parliamentary Industry Committee, called for the need to reconsider the free trade agreement between Egypt and Turkey, stating that such an agreement is to the detriment …