Author(s): Rana Mamdouh
On June 6, Parliament approved two laws that regulate how the heads of Egypt’s top judicial bodies are selected, granting the president greater powers over the appointment process. The laws were approved by a two-thirds majority.
A third law to establish the Council of Judicial Bodies headed by the president, who would dictate the terms of judicial appointments, promotions and delegates, has stalled due to an ongoing dispute between the justice minister and the speaker of parliament, according to judicial and parliamentary sources.
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