Egyptian Constitution Essay

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Constitution is an idea whose earliest origins date back to King John’s Magna Carta. They are, in essence, the basic legal framework of state and society. Sovereign states are declared and revolutionized through the drafting of constitutions, and through their constant evolution and ephemeral nature, seek to reflect humanities transient social tendencies. As such, prevalent dichotomies emerge between the constitutions of nations alongside striking similarities. Such is the case with Canada and Egypt. This paper will parallel the Canadian and Egyptian constitutions in order to compare the similarities and differences between conceptions of individual rights, institutions of government, principles and objectives, and sovereignty
Individual rights play a major role in the Canadian constitution. The constitution Act, 1982 comprises seven components, four of the seven components of the Constitution Act, 1982, have a consequential role because they deal directly with the rights of citizens. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms became a fundamental part of the constitution when the Constitution was patriated in 1982. The Charter takes priority over other legislation because it is “entrenched” in the Constitution, it assures citizens of Canada fundamental freedoms, democratic rights, the right to move from one province or territory to another in Canada, legal, equality and language rights, and Aboriginal rights (section 1-34). The Charter additionally defends the individual and determines fairness during legal matters and especially in illegal situations. Canadians are secure against stubborn searches and seizures, and against police utilizing exorbitant force, even when a search or seizure is sanctioned by law. Citizens of Canada ...

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...ada and Egypt’s sovereignty are very different from each other. The constitution of Egypt states that “sovereignty belongs only to the people who shall exercise and protect it. The people are the source of powers, and safeguard their national unity that is based on the principles of equality, justice and equal opportunities among all citizens” (Article 4). The sovereignty of both countries differ from each other because Canada focuses on the levels of government and Egypt sovereignty belongs only to the people.
The Canadian and Egyptian constitutions share many similarities and differences between conceptions of individual rights, institutions of government, principles and objectives, and sovereignty. Both are attempted reflections of their respective nations’ prevailing cultural values, and their analyses offers a valuable perspective on the people they represent.
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