(Re)Arrangement of State/Islam Relations in Egypt’s Constitutional Transition

11 Pages Posted: 17 Apr 2013 Last revised: 10 May 2013

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Gianluca Parolin

Aga Khan University; The American University in Cairo; Tokyo University of Foreign Studies; New York University School of Law

Date Written: May 10, 2013


After briefly framing state/shari‘ah relations in pre-2011 Egypt, the paper (1) describes the negotiations behind the (re)arrangement of shari‘ah-provisions in the new constitution, (2) analyzes the content of the new provisions in their Hegelian relation to the previous Supreme Constitutional Court jurisprudence — expounding on the complex articulation of the explanatory note to art. 2 (art. 219) — and (c) considers the ramifications of the new arrangement, focusing on the impact of the mandatory referral to al-Azhar.

Suggested Citation

Parolin, Gianluca, (Re)Arrangement of State/Islam Relations in Egypt’s Constitutional Transition (May 10, 2013). NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 13-15, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2251346 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2251346

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