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Court upholds ruling striking down ban on lawyers entering State Security Prosecution offices

A 2016 judicial ruling striking down a decision that barred lawyers from entering the State Security Prosecution’s Cairo offices was upheld on Saturday by Egypt’s Supreme Administrative Court (SAC).

National Security Committee prepares petition to urge Sisi to run for 2nd term

The National Defense and Security Committee of the Egyptian parliament is preparing a support petition to urge President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to run for a second term at the next presidential elections, set to take place next year, MP Kamal Amer said on Wednesday.

New law for newly-established National Electoral Commission ratified

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday ratified a law which stipulates that the National Electoral Commission (NEC) is an independent authority, located in Cairo, and can be moved to any place according to its staff’s desire.

Sisi now controls Egypt’s top courts

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is sparking widespread controversy with his recent court appointments, ignoring the protests of numerous judges.

Govt places fate of Red Sea islands in hands of Constitutional Committee

Al-Masry Al-Youm learned that the Parliament’s Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee will discuss next week the Red Sea islands maritime demarcation deal, under which Saudi Arabia was recently given sovereign right over the islands of Tiran and Sanafir.

Governing Egypt: Cohesion and Consolidation

A little over a year ago, it was still possible to speak of the ‘regimen’ of Egyptian president Sisi’s ‘non-regime.’ Power was dispersed, disparate, and given to erratic bursts of energy, that had far more to do with localised and internal disputes, than to an overarching directive from a cohesive …

Judges Club considers introducing different Judicial Authority bill

The advisory board of the Judges Club held a meeting Monday to discuss the repercussions of the new Judicial Authority law which was approved by the House of Representatives and ratified by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi last week, against the wishes of the State Council and Judges Club.

Supreme Judicial Council approves amendments of Judicial Authority Law

ِEgypt’s Supreme Judicial Council approved on Sunday the amendments to the Judicial Authority Law that was recently approved by both President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and the parliament.

New law allows Egypt’s Sisi to choose top judges

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi signed into a law on Thursday a bill that would grant him powers to appoint senior judges, including the heads of high courts and judicial committees. The measure has been criticised by rights groups as a threat to the judiciary’s independence.

Conciliation attempt between State Council and Parliament over Judicial Authority bill

In the wake of a clear refusal of the Judicial Authority bill, currently under discussion by the Parliament, the Member of the Parliament’s (MP) legislative committee, Mostafa Bakry, asserted that attempts are underway to reach compromise between the State Council and the Parliament.