Government presents regressive new draft Personal Status Law
23 Feb 2021
The actor of the backlash
The form of backlash
Rights at stake and state’s obligations
23 February 2021: The government published the draft of a new Personal Status Law and presented it to the House of Representatives. The draft law deprived women of the legal status to conclude a marriage contract as well as the right to claim guardianship of their children. Update: the draft law was later retracted.
See EuroMed Rights (March 2021), Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (March 2021), Carnegie (August 2021).