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The “Parliament OLIVE” is MAAT’s most recent weekly publications

 The “Parliament OLIVE” is MAAT’s most recent weekly publications

The parliament assessment from the UPR perspective

The Associations Law is a black olive on the parliament tree

MAAT for Peace, Development and Human Rights issued its most recent publications o follow the Member of Parliaments efforts relative to the UPR entitled “Parliament OLIVE”, which is a weekly simplified analytical news message by MAAT for Peace, Development and Human Rights aiming at the assessment of the parliament’s role in light of this role’s link to Egypt’s Universal Periodic Review recommendations.

The Parliament OLIVE offers an Interactive Infographics for the concerned parties to follow-up the legislative institution’s role in the fulfillment of human rights commitments an abstract of the must know actions taken by the parliament in this regards periodically.

Last week witnessed the emergence of the “first black olive” in the parliament tree via the final adoption of the proposed law to regulate civil work, meeting vast objections by civil society especially under the violations of some of its articles to the Egyptian constitution, and to Egypt’s international obligations driven from its UPR recommendations.

At the same time, the parliament tree yielded a “green olive” represented in the adoption of Experts in front of Judiciary Law amendments (No. 96/1952), as well as a positive direction relative to the formation of a fact-finding committee to look into the medicines shortage based on an initiative by the parliament health committee.

Other than those two legislations and the fact-finding committee, the parliament tree did not yield  any fruits opening the citizens appetite or curb their hunger, where the parliament’s tree trunk, stalk, and branches filled with 9 requests for information, 6 law proposals, 3 questions, 2 urgent statements, 2 proposals of a wish or decision, an urgent question, and an interrogation, all his “vegetative growth” has not yet turn into fruits, and the coming days might show the color and taste of the olives yielding from them either green or black.

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