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.
The Senate finalized amendments to a new labor bill on Sunday, bringing some movement into a process that has stretched back several years, as new labor legislation languished in the House of Representatives.
Child labor is making its way to the center of debates in Egypt, in the wake of the death of several children on their way home in the Nile Delta province of Menoufiya from work a few days ago.
The Egyptian Senate, yesterday, ratified a draft law that prohibits child labour before a child reaches the age of 15.
Egyptian women will be entitled to a maximum of three maternity leaves after the Senate on Sunday passed an amendment to the country’s labour law, local news outlets have reported.
The Egyptian Senate approved during a plenary session on Monday, article 58 of the draft new labor law submitted by the Government.
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).
Egyptian Senate Speaker Abdel-Wahab Abdel-Razek assured Saturday that his presidency to the Mostaqbal Watan (Future of the Nation), the biggest and pro-government political party in Egypt, does not mean he will favor one side.
Ashraf Thabet and Mahmoud Turky, two members of the Salafist Nour party, took the oath of office Oct. 18 at the Senate opening session. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi had appointed them as representatives of the Nour party in the Senate, the parliament’s upper house.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi issued, on Tuesday, a list of the 53 appointed members in the newly elected Senate, in accordance with Constitution.