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(Nov 01, 2012) The assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution for Egypt released a preliminary draft, available in Arabic, on its website (last visited Oct. 25, 2012). On October 16, 2012, the Supreme Constitutional Court announced officially that it does not accept the status assigned to it in the Constitutional Assembly's draft. ("The Constitutional Court" Objects to Its Status in the New Constitution and Considers It a "Step Backward," ASHARQ ALAWSAT (Oct. 17, 2012); Supreme Constitutional Court Rejects the Draft of the New Egyptian Constitution, AL ARABIYA (Oct. 16, 2012).)
The President of the
The Vice-President of the Court, Maher Sami, said that it was clear from the first day the Constitutional Assembly started its work that some within and outside it were seeking to settle old scores and take revenge against the Court. (
The Constitutional Assembly itself is the subject of 43 lawsuits filed with the
|Author:||Issam Saliba More by this author|
|Topic:||Constitution More on this topic|
|Jurisdiction:||Egypt More about this jurisdiction|
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Last updated: 11/01/2012