The Egyptian Organization launches “Know your Constitution” Campaign.

December 25th, 2013 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights will launch a campaign entitled “Know Your Constitution” on Monday 30th December 2013, at 11 AM in Pyramisa Hotel in Dokki, the campaign aims at urging the citizens to participate politically in the upcoming referendum, which is a contribution from the organization in discussing the rights and freedoms which is guaranteed by the new draft constitution to ensure the maintaining of the fundamental rights and freedoms of the citizens in accordance with the Human Rights conventions.

The participants of the dialogue will be: Dr. Mokhtar Ghobashi; The Vice of the Arab Center for Political and Strategic Studies, Dr. Magdy Abd El-Hamid; President of the Association of the Advancement of the Community Participation, Dr. Sohir Lotfy; Member of the former National Council for Human Rights, Dr. Salah Hassab-Allah; Leading Member in the conference party, Chancellor Mahmoud Zaki; Member in the City Council, and Mr. Farid Zahran; Vice-President of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, and the dialogue will be moderated by Dr. Wahid Abd El-Megid; writer and political Thinker.

From his side, Hafez Abu Seada, President of EOHR, has explained that the constitution is the most important social contract between the people and the state, for what it includes from the rules of governing between the citizen and the political system, defining the rights and obligations of the citizenship, and stating the powers of the 3 branches (legislative- executive-judicial) and regulate the relationship between them.

He further added that the more successful the constitution is in the balance of powers and functions between the centers of power in Egypt, the more successful it is successful in the establishing of the rule of democratic governance among state institutions, and in ensuring the rights and freedoms of the citizens civil, political, economic, social, or cultural rights.

 

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