"There aren't really any protections for women," Heba Morayef, the Egypt director for Human Rights Watch, told CNN.
Mustapha Kamel Sayed, a Cairo University professor, told CNN the old constitution was better, "as far as rights are concerned."
But others have welcomed the completion of the draft, as a way out of the current impasse.
"The draft constitution will end the state of political division, because it will cancel the constitutional decrees that the president issued," Dawood Basil, a Cairo University constitutional law expert told CNN.
"I feel overwhelming joy after hearing the final wording of the articles."