This week the spotlight is on legal developments in Egypt, where Egyptian parliamentary health committee member Inas Abdel Halim MP has said that she will submit a bill at the start of the next parliamentary session in October amending the Child Law, Egypt No. 12/1996 in order to criminalize and tighten penalties for parental negligent. The basis of the proposed change is to amend Article 8 of Egypt Law No. 12/1996, which allows the punishment of a father or mother in such cases with six months imprisonment and a fine of 500 Egyptian Pounds. The proposed changes would increase the punishment of parents to imprisonment of at least 10 years if the negligence led to the death of the child. A parent found to have killed their child would face life imprisonment. The committee will invite comments from civil society organisations who work in this area.