November 12, 2007

Prohibited Identities

State Interference with Religious Freedom

I. Summary and Introduction
Egyptian Law and International Law...
Shari`a and Egypt's Plural Legal System...
Religious Conversion..
Remedies
II. Recommendations
To the government of Egypt
III. Religious and National Identity in Egypt
Identity Documents and Religion..
"Recognized" Religions and Public Order
Conversion from Islam and Public Order
Freedom of Religion, Shari`a, and Public Order
The Computerization Deadline..
IV. Egypt's Baha'is and the Policy of Erasure
V. Conversion and Freedom of Religion
VI. No Return: Official Obstacles to Re-converting to Christianity
VII. In the Name of the Father: Involuntary "Conversions"
VIII. Freedom of Religion and Human Rights Law..
International Standards
Freedom of Religion and Egyptian Law...
Methodology
About This Report
Appendix: Human Rights Watch Letters to the Egyptian Minister of Interior on National ID Cards