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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.

Lawsuit against Urgent Matters Court to be viewed on 17 April

The Administrative Court decided on Tuesday to look into a lawsuit filed by lawyer Khaled Ali against the ruling by the Cairo Court for Urgent Matters, which overturned a verdict annulling the Egyptian-Saudi maritime demarcation agreement on 17 April.

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.

Khaled Ali files lawsuit against Urgent Matters Court ruling in “Red Sea Islands” case

Lawyer Khaled Ali filed a lawsuit at the Administrative Court against a ruling by the Cairo Court for Urgent Matters that had overturned a verdict that included annulling the Egyptian-Saudi maritime demarcation agreement.

Court of Urgent Matters rules in favor of Tiran and Sanafir agreement, lawyers say court has no jurisdiction

A January ruling that rejected the government’s controversial plan to transfer Tiran and Sanafir islands to Saudi Arabia has been annulled.

Legal confusion in Egypt as court backs Red Sea islands transfer to Saudi

An Egyptian court on Sunday reversed a previous judicial decision to block the transfer of two Red Sea Islands to Saudi Arabia, but lawyers in the case immediately questioned whether it had the authority to do so.

Parliamentary committee approves judicial appointment bill in surprise move

Parliament’s Legislative and Constitutional Affairs Committee has approved a bill which grants the president powers to appoint Egypt’s top judicial posts. The decision, which affects all judicial branches, has been decried as a blow to the independence of the judiciary.