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Journalist interrogated, accused of insulting ‘luster’ of Supreme Judicial Council

State Security Prosecution ordered the release of journalist Tarek Hafez on LE5,000 bail after he was summoned for questioning on accusations of insulting the “luster” of the Supreme Judicial Council on Sunday. The summons followed an article published reporting that the relatives of a number of judges and several police officers …

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.

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.