The Flawed Public Participation in the Egyptian Constitutional Process
inTania Abbiate, Markus Böckenförde, and Veronica Federico (eds), Public Participation in African Constitutionalism, (Routledge, 2017)
Posted: 13 May 2018
Date Written: April 7, 2018
This chapter highlights the difficulties and ambiguities of the Egyptian process, wherein the military-backed government sought to control and direct public attitude and input. Moreover, when participation in constitution-making processes is not recognized and guaranteed as a fundamental right, but rather taken as a ‘grant to be awarded pursuant to the pleasure of the authorities’, public participation can only be flawed and defective.
Keywords: Constitutionalism, Constitution-making process, public participation, Egypt
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