EOHR formed a specialized committee for placing standards of selecting the 100-member-assembly

April 10th, 2012 by Editor

On April 10, 2012, the constitutional committee formed by the legal experts attended the conference entitled “New Constitution for the Egyptian People” held its first meeting at the headquarters of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR). The committee members emphasized on coordination between the committee and the revolutionary coalitions, civil society organizations and political and human rights’ activists in order to place the national constitutional assembly’s members criteria. They committee members also called for communication with the members of the Youth Parliament, Farmer Union, the 100-Assembly and all the political powers and Egyptian groups in addition to benefiting the experiences of the professors of law and political science. The committee members also stressed on the importance of reviewing the constitutions of the other countries worldwide, including Brazil, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria. The attendees also emphasized that the new constitution must be drafted in connection with the international standards of human rights. All the rights and freedoms must be guaranteed

Mr. Hafez Abu Seada, the head of EOHR, stated that the meeting comes in the framework of placing a plan to communicate with people in the other Egyptian governorates countrywide in order to select the members of the national constitutional assembly. the real national constitutional assembly will include representatives of all the different political powers, political parties, syndicates, research centers, civil society organizations, authors, scientists, psychologists, sociologists, political and human rights’ defenders to cooperate together in order to draft the first constitution after the Egyptian revolution. All the Egyptian people should work together in order to achieve the long-awaited democracy. He also stated that, in the framework of enhancement of the Egyptian legislative structures, EOHR started working on the constitutional reform issues in 2005, when EOHR held its intellectual forum entitled “Urgent Constitutional Reforms”.

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