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  

Mohamed Abdelaal

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

Date Written: April 7, 2018

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Abdelaal, Mohamed, The Flawed Public Participation in the Egyptian Constitutional Process (April 7, 2018). inTania Abbiate, Markus Böckenförde, and Veronica Federico (eds), Public Participation in African Constitutionalism, (Routledge, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3158501

Mohamed Abdelaal (Contact Author)

Alexandria University - Faculty of Law ( email )

Moustafa Mshrafa st.
Souter
Alexandria
Egypt

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

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

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