Egypt’s Senate (the Upper House of the Parliament), chaired by Speaker Counselor Abdel, has finally approved a bill amending some provisions of the Penal Code No. 58 of 1937 regarding toughening the penalty for female genital mutilation (FGM).
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.
About 50 women’s organisations in Egypt have published a statement laying out basic principles regarding women’s legal rights amid growing controversy over a proposed bill to amend the country’s personal status law.
A leading Egyptian women’s rights organisation has slammed the government over a new draft personal status law that it says reduces women to “machines for birthing children”.
Amendments to terrorism law may make rental contracts national security issue, allow property confiscation
Authorities could soon be empowered to confiscate rented property under amendments to the terrorism law and to prosecute landlords for failing to register new tenants’ contracts.
The Egyptian parliament is scrambling to respond and deal with criticism by the US Congress regarding human rights violations in Egypt.
The Egyptian parliament earlier this month welcomed calls for the government to cooperate with Sudan to reform its education system and school curriculum in order to counter extremism.
For the second time in six years, Egypt has toughened legal penalties against the perpetrators of female genital mutilation (FGM), almost a year after a 14-year-old teenager lost her life while undergoing the heinous procedure in southern Egypt.
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.
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 …