Egypt: Draft Constitution December 2013

In January 2014, ARTICLE 19 analysed Draft Constitution of the Arab Republic of Egypt of 2 December 2013 (Draft Constitution) from the perspective of international human rights standards, in particular on freedom of expression and freedom of information.

The ARTICLE 19’s review comes two months after the legal analysis of an earlier version of the Draft Constitution. It builds on ARTICLE 19’s broader work to promote freedom of expression and freedom of information in Egypt and in the MENA region more generally, especially since the beginning of the first wave of the Arab Awakening. It is also presented against the backdrop of an apparently deteriorating human rights situation under the military-backed government, which causes serious concern from the perspective of civil and political rights.