March 8th, 2012 by Editor
On March 8, 2012, the Egyptian Organization for Human Right (EOHR) submitted a constitutional proposal to the parliament; in which EOHR suggested the contribution of all the Egyptian political powers, social groups and categories in the constitution drafting process. EOHR proposed including representatives of the Egyptian marginalized categories as members of the National Constitutional Assembly, such as women, Copts, Nubians, Sinai Bedouins and handicapped people etc. EOHR called for geographical representation balance; all the Egyptian governorates should have representing members in the intended assembly.
EOHR stressed on adopting the principals of independence and neutrality while forming the National Constitutional Assembly. That means, the 100-member-assembly should have its allocated budget in order not come under control of any other authorities. It should also place its procedural rules. Its discussion and hearing sessions should be broadcasted in order to be monitored by the public. A decision should be taken following approval of 30 members of the National Constitutional Assembly.
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