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State Council urges Sisi to block presidential appointment of judicial posts

The crisis over the law on judicial authorities’ appointments continues as over 600 State Council judges rejected the bill recently passed by Parliament, which allows the president of the republic to designate judicial heads.

Egypt’s parliament, judiciary face off against each other

The 2014 Egyptian Constitution guarantees the independence of the judiciary and protects it from the interference of any other authority. And, according to Article 184, “The judiciary is independent. It is vested in the courts of justice of different types and degrees, which issue their judgments in accordance with the …

Al-Sisi forces judge into retirement for engaging in political work

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi issued a decree to force former head of the Judges Club Zakaria Abdel Aziz into retirement, according to state-run Al-Ahram. The decree No. 255 was published in the state’s official magazine on Sunday.

Journalists turn to syndicate to protest courtroom bans

A group of journalists are preparing a petition requesting that the Journalists Syndicate refer to the Supreme Judicial Council after two judges decided to ban journalists from party-affiliated and privately owned media outlets from their court sessions, and only allow journalists from state-owned media to attend.