Last Update 14:31
Egypt's Judges Club to refrain from supervising constitutional poll
Judges club declares it will not take part in overseeing Saturday's controversial referendum on Egypt's proposed constitution
Zeinab El Gundy , Tuesday 11 Dec 2012
Share/Bookmark
Views: 2482
Judge Ahmed Zend
Judge Ahmed Zend (Photo: Al-Ahram)

The Egyptian Judges Club's general assembly announced at a Tuesday press conference in Cairo its final decision not to supervise Saturday's popular referendum on Egypt's draft constitution.

The club made its decision following the refusal of the vast majority of judges' clubs across the country to participate in the referendum as supervisors, according to statements by the club's general assembly.

Judge Ahmed Zend slammed the new constitutional declaration issued by President Mohamed Morsi on Saturday, describing it as an "insult" to the judiciary. "The new constitutional declaration still makes the president's decisions immune from judicial appeal," he said.

Morsi issued a new declaration on Saturday, cancelling his controversial 22 November decree, which made the president's decisions immune to court appeal and which triggered mass demonstrations across Egypt.

The new decree, however, states that all decisions made while the since-cancelled decree was in effect would remain impervious to judicial appeal, including the replacement of Egypt's Mubarak-appointed prosecutor-general, Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud.

Prosecutor-General Talaat Ibrahim, recently appointed by Morsi to replace Mahmoud, urged judges not to boycott supervision of the constitutional poll in a message he sent to the Judges Club earlier on Tuesday.





Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 4000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
1



Nora
12-12-2012 05:36am
2-
3+
Great news.
We need to break free from Mubarak's men. I am glad that he stuck to his principals. Anyhow, very few have respect for him. He needs time to prepare for corruption cases filed against him and his son {z "judge"}.
Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment

© 2010 Ahram Online. Advertising