In this week's "olive grove":
He validated Maat's predictions about the press and media institutional regulation law
The fruit of "black olives" destroys the independence of the bodies supervising the work of press and media institutions and submits them to executive bodies in violation of the constitution
Monitor the weekly number for "Parliament olive", The most prominent thing that the members of the House of Representatives have achieved in a set of issues related to the recommendations of the UPR 2014 between 10-15 December 2016.
Which version Maat for Peace, Development and Human Rights (Egypt) By publishing it weekly and represented in a simplified analytical newsletter that seeks to assess the role of Parliament in light of the link between this role and Egypt's pledges emanating from the recommendations of the UPR 2014, by following up the role of the legislative institution in fulfilling human rights obligations and the measures taken by Parliament in this regard.
The House of Representatives adopted a law “The institutional organization of the press and the media”, Among the most prominent measures taken by Parliament this week, which specialists believe are inconsistent with a set of recommendations that affirm the promotion of freedom of opinion and expression, as the law that was passed without extensive community discussion sessions with different stakeholders includes a set of articles that contradict the 2014 constitution and that restrict freedom Opinion and expression by subjecting the selection of bodies supervising the conduct of press / media institutions to the executive authority, and limiting the representation of media professionals and journalists in the Supreme Council for Media Regulation / Journalism to five members out of 26 members, which is inconsistent with what the constitution stipulated in relation to the full independence of the Council .
Another measure taken by Parliament did not bear fruit "Black olives", Represented in the parliament’s rejection of the President of Cairo University’s decision regarding the abolition of the religion section from the documents submitted by university students, a decision that had been well received by a group of actors in society, given that it was a step towards eliminating discrimination on the basis of religion and establishing a civil state based on citizenship.
Unlike the black olive that the olive tree brought up this week, the parliament tree did not bear other fruitful results, as the branches, branches and trunk of the parliamentary tree were filled with 14 briefing requests, 8 laws proposals, 3 urgent briefing requests, and two questions, except that all of this “vegetative growth” It has not turned into fruits yet, and the next few days may judge the color and taste of the olive fruits that will come out, whether they are green or black.
It is worth noting that the vast majority of the House of Representatives' activities over the period that witnessed the issuance of “Parliament olive”, It focused on issues related to corrupt practices and providing services to citizens, and most of these interventions were related to the health and education sectors.
For details of what the representatives have done in these and other cases,