Court challenge against formation of the constitutional assembly

June 14th, 2012 by Editor

On June 14, 2012, the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) submitted a challenge to the Egyptian administrative court to stop activation of the parliamentary decision for formation of the national constitutional assembly.

Mr. Hafez Abu Seada, the head of EOHR, stated that the new formation of the assembly is against the administrative court decision no. 26657 that cancelled the decision of forming the constitutional assembly from the parliamentarians. The court decision made it impossible to have parliamentarians in the national constitutional assembly. The parliamentarians elect the constitutional assembly members, not elect themselves.

In this concern, EOHR denounces forming the national constitutional assembly on religious basis, which does not complete with the Egyptian constitutional declaration issued in March 2011. EOHR also criticizes absence of many competent legal and constitutional experts, representatives of civil society organizations and young revolutionists. All the Egyptian groups should have been represented in order to produce a consensual balanced constitution for Egypt after the revolution.

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