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The Arab Republic of Egypt: Introductory Note

Mohamed R Abdelsalam
Edited By: Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa

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From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 03 December 2020

The 1882 Constitution was the first constitution in modern Egypt, which was part of a wider reformation project aiming to establish modern institutions to remedy economic and political conundrums of the time. Egypt came under Ottoman rule in 1517 and its borders were enlarged by Mohamed ʿAlī Pasha1 following the conquest of some parts of what is now known as Sudan.2 As such, Sudan was linked with Egypt and governed through the Turco-Egyptian administration.3 In 1876 a civilization project was undertaken, inspired by the legacy of the Khedive’s4 grandfather,...
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