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Egypt's Constitution: What Went Wrong?

Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law, Vol. 7, No. 2, p. 200, 2013

14 Pages Posted: 28 Aug 2013  

Mohamed Abdelaal

Alexandria University - Faculty of Law; Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Date Written: July 20, 2013

Abstract

Egypt is going through the early phases of the throes of democratization. Right after the Revolution in 2011, which ended thirty years of repression and dictatorship under the regime of ex-president Hosni Mubarak, Egyptians found themselves with the serious challenge of electing a new president and building a new Egypt; in particular by drafting a new constitution capable of building lasting stability, maintaining equality, and offering opportunities for betterment. However, the newly drafted constitution has failed Egyptians’ ambitions regarding the establishment of democratic governance and preserving human rights, freedoms, and Egypt’s moderate secular nature.

Keywords: Egypt’s Revolution, Egypt’s Constitution, Religious Constitutionalism, Human Rights, Freedoms, Religious Minorities, The Judiciary

Suggested Citation

Abdelaal, Mohamed, Egypt's Constitution: What Went Wrong? (July 20, 2013). Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law, Vol. 7, No. 2, p. 200, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2316995

Mohamed Abdelaal (Contact Author)

Alexandria University - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Alexandria
Egypt

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ( email )

530 West New York Street, Lawrence W. Inlow Hall
Indianapolis, IN 46202
United States

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