Hastings Women’s Law Journal


This Note seeks to address the legal implications of being a non-marital child in Egypt and to parse out the legal discrimination from the social. It further explores Islam's influence on Egyptian law and whether the basic precepts of Islam are in part responsible for the legal treatment of nonmarital children in Egypt. Lastly, possible changes to the laws in Egypt are considered arising out of Egypt's ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the implementation of this convention, and how it may influence the rights of non-marital children.