The new Egyptian constitution is surrounded by controversy over who should write it, when it should be drafted, and which principles and values it should embody. With a draft already published, debate is as intense as ever.
Amr Hamzawy (left) is a noted Egyptian politician, public intellectual, and human rights activist. He is the founder of the liberal Free Egypt Party, and was elected in 2012 to the People’s Assembly as an independent. Hamzawy is a commentator on the Egyptian television network CBC and a columnist for the daily Al-Shorouk newspaper. Before the Egyptian uprising, he was a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington and Beirut.