At the time when the government of President Abdel-Fattah Al Sisi’s government has been selling Egypt’s assets to Gulf countries in a bid to survive amid the economic crisis, the country’s supreme court ruled that citizens cannot legally challenge any deals made between the state and any other entity.
Sisi’s Military Incursion: A general has been placed in Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court, perhaps subjugating the institution.
On a slow news day right before Eid al-Adha, a small item was inserted in Egyptian media outlets, each worded in exactly the same way (as so many news items are these days). It listed, by name, individuals who had been appointed to Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC). This was …
Egypt appoints first-ever Christian head of country’s top court
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on Wednesday swore in the first Christian to head the country’s highest court.
Marking a First: a Copt Will Head Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court
Marking a first in its legislative history, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has allocated the title of the Supreme Court of justice presidency to a Coptic judge, Bolis Fahmy Eskandar Bolis, reports Al Ahram.
Egypt’s Constitutional Court Amendments: The International System On Its Own Terms
Throughout its modern history, Egypt has voluntarily signed onto international treaties and sought membership in international bodies, committing to the international order. But a recent amendment to the country’s laws, if passed, threatens to rob these acts of meaning, isolating Egypt and subjecting its highest judicial power to politicization.
Al-Sisi appoints 3 deputies to chief justice of Supreme Constitutional Court
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on Sunday issued presidential decree to appoint three deputies to the chief justice of the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC).
Egypt’s Supreme Judicial Council to resume judiciary work starting May 16
Egyptian Supreme Judicial Council on Tuesday has chosen to resume judiciary work for the Court of Cassation, appeal courts and first instance and specialized courts starting Saturday, May 16.
Al-Sisi says he urged ex-interim president Adly Mansour to run for election
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi revealed that he had urged Adly Mansour, the former interim president, during his one year in office, to run 2014 presidential election, but the latter had refused.
Egyptian judges question motives behind income tax increase
Egypt’s State Council Judges Club and the Administrative Prosecution Authority Judges Club each held meetings Sept. 14 to discuss changes from the tax authority that will increase income taxes on Egypt’s judges, a judicial source told Al-Monitor on condition of anonymity.
Fears over Egyptian judiciary’s independence arise after Sisi appointments
Fears are rising in Egypt over the Egyptian president appointment of top judges for the first time in the country’s modern history, criticism of the judiciary’s lack of independence is rampant.