Case 8/1996 (Egypt)
Mohamed A ‘Arafa
- Standing (locus standi) — Civil and political rights — Economic, social, and cultural rights — Individual rights — Limitations on rights — Theories of rights
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1. Case No. 8 of 1996 is a landmark decision of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt (Al-Mahkamah al-Dustūrīyah al-‘Ulyā) (‘SCC’ or ‘Court’) and represents one of the most significant judicial rulings of a structural remedy for the interpretation of Article 2 of the 2014 Egyptian Constitution (Constitution of the Arab Republic of Egypt: 2014 (Egypt)). The jurisprudence of the SCC is essential to the advancement of a moderate (liberal), rights-protecting interpretation of Sharie ’ a . In this case, the SCC held that a rule on face-veiling in public schools is...