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
Date Written: July 20, 2013
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
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