Egypt: Amendments limit judiciary’s independence

Source: Middle East Institute

Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk

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On June 9th, Egypt’s House of Representatives, or parliament, approved amendments to six laws aimed at regulating the performance of a number of judicial authorities: The Supreme Constitutional Court (law 48/1979), the State Cases Authority (law 57/1963), the Military Justice (law 25/1966), the Administrative Prosecution Authority (law 117/1958), the Judicial Authority (law 46/1972), and the State Council (law 47/1972). These amendments had been previously approved by the Constitutional Affairs Committee on May 22nd, and they were designed to change existing laws to conform to the constitutional amendments approved, by referendum, on April 23rd.

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