State Coun­cil de­fies amend­ments to Ju­di­cial Author­ity Law

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The State Coun­cil gen­eral as­sem­bly de­cided to ap­point judge Ye­hia Dakroury as head of the coun­cil for this le­gal year, which is con­trary to the amend­ments made to the Ju­di­cial Author­ity Law by gov­ern­ment and par­lia­ment.

The amend­ments to the law grants Pres­i­dent Ab­del Fat­tah Al-Sisi the right to se­lect the head of each author­ity out of the three most se­nior ones nom­i­nated by the re­spec­tive gen­eral as­sem­blies.

Pre­vi­ously, fol­low­ing the pres­i­dent’s rat­i­fi­ca­tion of the amend­ments, the ju­di­cial author­i­ties said that they will re­spect it de­spite their op­po­si­tion to it.

Ju­di­cial bodies ve­he­mently ex­pressed their re­jec­tion of the law, be­liev­ing that the new amend­ments vi­o­late the in­de­pen­dence of the ju­di­ciary. How­ever, fol­low­ing the law’s ap­proval, th­ese bodies stated that they will re­spect the law de­spite their op­po­si­tion.

Dakroury was the judge who ruled in favour of Egyp­tian sovereignty over the Red Sea is­lands of Ti­ran and Sanafir on 16 Jan­uary.

Ear­lier this month, prom­i­nent lawyer Es­sam El-Es­lam­boly filed a law­suit de­mand­ing the sus­pen­sion of the en­force­ment of the law un­til the is­sue is set­tled by the Ad­min­is­tra­tive Court, stat­ing that the law in­cludes un­con­sti­tu­tional ar­ti­cles.A court ses­sion is sched­uled to take place on 13 June.

Judge Ye­hia Dakroury dur­ing a trial ses­sion in the Ti­ran and Sanafir case

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