House of Representatives approves amendments to Egyptian Citizenship Law
Source: Egypt Today
CAIRO – 12 April 2023: The House of Representatives approved Wednesday the amendment of Article 6 of law no. 26/1975 on the Egyptian citizenship, granting women of foreign origin the right to pass the nationality to their minor children whose fathers are not Egyptians.
Speaker Hanafi al-Gebaly noted that the article before the amendment – drafted by the government – had been unconstitutional as it violated the principle of gender equality. Nevertheless, he stipulated that the citizenship is a form of the state sovereignty, so it is granted not only by meeting requirements, but also based on the approval of concerned agencies.
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