Human Rights and Democracy: The Role of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt

Human Rights and Democracy: The Role of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt

by Kevin Boyle
     
 

ISBN-10: 9041102884

ISBN-13: 9789041102881

Pub. Date: 01/01/1996

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

This is the first comprehensive account in English of the human rights jurisdiction of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt. The Court has full judicial review powers under the 1971 Egyptian Constitution and has played a central role in defending democratic vallues and in implementing international human rights standards in this pivotal Islamic country.
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This is the first comprehensive account in English of the human rights jurisdiction of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt. The Court has full judicial review powers under the 1971 Egyptian Constitution and has played a central role in defending democratic vallues and in implementing international human rights standards in this pivotal Islamic country.
The book includes chapters written by the Chief Justice, Dr. Awad Mohammad El-Morr, and other members of the judiciary. It contains a digest of key human rights judgments along with the texts of the Constitution and the Statute of the Supreme Constitutional Court. The book also examines the influence of United States constitutional law as well as international human rights law on Egypt's highest court.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789041102881
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Series:
Centre of Islamic & Middle Eastern Law Series, #3
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IThe Constitutional and Legal Systems of Egypt1
1The Road to the 1971 Constitution: A Brief Constitutional History of Modern Egypt3
2The Origins and Development of the Egyptian Judicial System13
3The Supreme Constitutional Court and its Role in the Egyptian Judicial System37
Pt. IIThe Separation of Powers61
4The Separation of Powers and Limits on Presidential Powers under the Egyptian Constitution63
5Democratic Participation75
Pt. IIIHuman Rights and the Supreme Constitutional Court85
6Human Rights in Egypt: International Commitments87
7The Status and Protection of Property in the Constitution115
8Freedom of Expression129
9The Freedom of Judicial Expression, The Right to Concur and Dissent: A Comparative Study137
Pt. IVConstitutionalism and Islamic Principles159
10Human Rights in the Constitutional Systems of Egypt and other Islamic Countries: International and Comparative Studies161
11The Interpretation of Article 2 of the Constitution: Islamic Sharia Principles as a Source of Law217
Pt. VConstitutional Jurisprudence on Fundamental Rights; Digest of Selected Cases229
Equal Protection and Non-Discrimination232
Political Rights244
Freedom of Expression248
Civil Rights251
Economic and Social Rights266
App. AThe People's Assembly of Egypt. The Constitution of the Arab Republic of Egypt283
App. BStatute of the Supreme Constitutional Court321
App. CTable of Statutes341
App. DEgyptian Ratification of International Human Rights Treaties347
App. EThe Egyptian Judicial System351
Index357

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