Social and Ethical Principles

Social and Ethical Principles

- Constitution of Egypt

Chapter 2: Social and ethical principles

Article 8: Social justice, equality and freedom

The state guarantees the means to achieve justice, equality and freedom, and iscommitted to facilitating the channels of charity, social support and solidaritybetween members of society. The state ensures the protection of persons, dignityand property, and works toward achieving sufficiency for all citizens. The foregoingis within the limits of the law.

Article 9: Safety, security and equal opportunity for all

The state commits to ensuring safety, security and equal opportunity for all citizenswithout discrimination.

Article 10: Family as a basis of society

The family is the basis of society and is based on religion, morality and patriotism.

The state and society oversee the commitment to the genuine character of theEgyptian family, its cohesion and stability, and the consolidation and protection of itsmoral values. The foregoing is as organised by law.

The state guarantees maternal and child services free of charge, and guarantees thereconciliation between the duties of a woman toward her family and her work.

The state provides special care and protection to breadwinning and divorced womenas well as widows.

Article 11: Ethics, public morality and public order

The state safeguards ethics, public morality and public order, a high level ofeducation and of religious and patriotic values, scientific knowledge, Arab culture,and the historical and cultural heritage of the people. The foregoing is in accordancewith the law.

Article 12: Cultural and linguistic characteristics of society

The state protects the cultural and linguistic characteristics of society, and workstowards the Arabization of education, science and knowledge.

Article 13: Institution of civil titles

The institution of civil titles is prohibited.


Preamble
State and Society
Political Principles
Social and Ethical Principles
Economic Principles
Rights and Freedoms
Personal Rights
Moral and Political Rights
Economic and Social Rights
Guarantees for the Protection of Rights and Freedoms
Public Authorities
Legislative Authority
Common provisions
Council of Representatives
Shura Council
Executive Authority
President
Cabinet
Judicial Authority
General Provisions
Judiciary and Public Prosecution
State Council
Supreme Constitutional Court
Judicial Bodies
The legal profession
The experts
Local Administration
Local Administrative Division of the State
Local Councils
National Security and Defense
National Security Council
Armed Forces
National Defense Council
Military Judiciary
Police
Independent Bodies and Regulatory Agencies
Regulatory Agencies
National Anti Corruption Commission
Central Auditing Organization
Central Bank
Economic and Social Council
National Electoral Commission
Independent bodies
Supreme Authority for Endowment Affairs
Supreme Authority for Heritage Conservation
National Council for Education and Scientific Research
Independent Press and Media Organizations
Final And Transitional Provisions
Amendments to the Constitution
Transitional Provisions
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