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Al-Sisi emphasises judiciary independence, expressed appreciating to Egyptian judges

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi late on Sunday met with the members of the Judicial Authorities Council including the minister of justice, the chiefs of the Supreme Constitutional Court, Cassation Court and public prosecutor, as well as others according to a presidency statement. 

Lawyer detained on array of charges, including inciting protests in relation to ‘possession of yellow vests’

An Alexandria prosecutor’s office ordered on Tuesday the detention of Alexandrian rights lawyer Mohamed Ramadan for 15 days, after he posted a photo of himself wearing a yellow vest on his Facebook page several days ago in solidarity with the French “Yellow Vest” movement, according to lawyer Mahienour al-Massry.

Egypt’s feminists laud mass appointment of women as top judges

Women’s rights activists and jurists hailed a decision by the Supreme Judiciary Council earlier this month to promote 16 female judges, expressing hope that women in top judicial positions will make their mark on the gender-sensitive issues that come before the courts.

State Council, Journalists Syndicate condemn ‘unconstitutional’ media bill

As controversial legislation to regulate the press in Egypt continues to spark backlash, journalists and legal bodies are decrying the most recent bill to pass through Parliament as unconstitutional and in violation of basic press freedoms.

Egyptian women fight for right to top judicial positions

Women have gained access to some judicial posts in Egypt over the years, but they have yet to breach the all-powerful State Council. The decadeslong battle pits certain interpretations of the Egyptian Constitution against the council and centuries of tradition dictating that a woman’s place is in the home.

Constitutional court annuls all previous legal decisions concerning sovereignty of Red Sea islands

Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court issued on Saturday its final decision concerning the Tiran and Sanafir case, ordering the annulment of all previous verdicts, according to local news outlets.

ANALYSIS: Is there a place for women within Egypt’s judiciary?

Egyptian MP Nadia Henry submitted on February 7 a draft law to the House of Representatives demanding gender equality in judicial positions. The proposal, which was referred by the parliament speaker to the Legislative and Constitutional Affairs Committee, states that all judiciary entities should be committed to appointing women in …

The State of Emergency in Egypt: An Exception or Rule?

The presidential decree issued on October 10, 2017 re-declaring state of emergency for three months, raised widespread debate. This decree was the third of its kind in 2017. Egypt has a long history of exceptional laws (the emergency law being among the most prominent of them).