The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ali Abdelaal- Wikimedia
CAIRO – 19 November 2017: Parliament approved in its Sunday session headed by Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel Aal a draft law submitted by the government to amend some of the provisions of the family courts law.
However the parliament decided to postpone the final voting on the draft law as it is complementary to the constitution and needs a two-third majority for adoption.
The joint committee of the constitutional and legislative affairs and the office of the committee on social solidarity, family and persons with disabilities recommended the approval of the draft law, saying that it is consistent with the provisions and principles of Islamic law, as well as the convention on children rights.
Earlier in July, the cabinet approved a bill to amend some provisions of law no. 10 of 2004 on the establishment of family courts.
The amendment aims at protecting children of unknown parents, who are monitored by the Ministry of Social Solidarity.