FellowYussef Auf is a fellow with the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. His work focuses on Egyptian constitutional issues, elections, and judicial matters.
December 06, 2013As the fifty-member committee tasked with amending the suspended 2012 Constitution has finished its work, criticism of the committee, its formation and its amended text have continued. Undoubtedly, the most significant criticism of the committee is the fact that it…
December 04, 2013With the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi on July 3, Egypt entered a new transitional phase, the country’s third in recent years. Driven by Morsi’s policies since assuming power, a grassroots movement that eventually swelled to millions calling for his…
July 11, 2013Amid the furor and amidst much blood spilled on Egyptian soil, the anticipated constitutional declaration has arrived, five days after Egypt’s ‘great transformation’ at a historic time. Without a doubt, it is more than justified to have awaited the declaration…
June 11, 2013In a surprise move just a few hours after Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) issued its ruling, on June 2, on the Shura Council and the Constituent Assembly tasked with drafting the constitution, the Egyptian presidency issued an official statement responding…
June 05, 2013On June 2 2013, Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) issued its ruling in the cases of the Shura Council and Constituent Assembly. These rulings mark the continuation of the state of political and legal confusion that Egypt has endured over…