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Video Interview: The New Egyptian Constitution Featuring Mohamed Arafa

Richard Albert, Boston College Law School

In this second installment of our new video interview series at I-CONnect, Mohamed Arafa discusses the new Egyptian Constitution.

The interview touches on the entrenchment of human rights in the new Constitution, the designation of Islam as the official religion, as well as whether the military constitutes an unofficial “fourth branch” of government.

Mohamed Arafa teaches criminal law and criminal justice at Alexandria University (Egypt) and Islamic law at Indiana University (United States). He is a member of the Council on International Law and Politics, the Egyptian American Rule of Law Association and, among others, the Arab Society for Commercial and Maritime Law. His recent work concerns corruption and anti-bribery law, Islamic law, comparative criminal law, and Middle Eastern and Egyptian politics. His scholarship is available for download here.


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