After weeks of tense debates, the pro-state parliamentary majority headed by the Nation’s Future Party led the final approval of the general budget for Fiscal Year 2022/23 in the House on Tuesday, despite significant criticism for its steep earmarks for debt servicing, megaprojects and judicial bodies.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met with Minister of Justice Omar Marawan on Saturday, and discussed following up on the ministry’s efforts regarding the drafting of a personal status law according to presidential spokesperson Bassam Rady.
Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly discussed with the cabinet the incoming tourism to Egypt, and efforts to attract alternative markets to it, as well as enacting legislation that tightens the penalty for the harassment of tourists.
The Al-Ahram newspaper reported on Wednesday that a new draft personal status law submitted by member of the House of Representatives Nashwa al-Deeb has set new conditions for polygamy and second marriages.
The Egyptian Cabinet approved a draft law on the prohibition of child marriage. The draft law is in line with the provisions of the articles of the constitution and contributes to curbing this negative phenomenon.
The specialized committees of the House of Representatives in Egypt are expected to discuss a draft law on combating food waste.
A potential proposal to add an article criminalizing suicide attempts in Egypt’s penal code ignited controversy on 8 January 2022, with citizens scrutinizing the possibility of Parliament passing it as a law.
Egyptian media published details of the unified draft law to confront violence against women. This was submitted by MP Nashwa al-Deeb, a member of the House of Representatives, and more than 60 members of parliament.
A new law approved on Tuesday by the Egyptian parliament, turning the name of prisons into “correctional facilities” and prisoners into “inmates” has been met with widespread satire on social media.
The House of Representatives agreed in principle to amend the law on combating illegal immigration issued in 2016, in all its articles.