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Egypt appoints female judge as aide to justice minister

The minister requested the appointment

Ahraom Online, Tuesday 1 Sep 2015
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Egypt's Supreme Judicial Council has agreed to assign a female judge as an aide to the justice minister Ahmed El-Zend following a request from the minster himself.

Ghada El-Shahawy will be the first woman in Egypt's history to serve as an aide to the justice minister. She will be responsible for women's and children's issues.

El-Shahawy has held several positions in Egypt's legal system, most notably as a top judge at Cairo's economics court and more recently as a top judge at Cairo's court of cassation.
 

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