Newly appointed president of Egypt s Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) Judge Boulos Fahmy Eskandar, was sworn in before President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on Wednesday, 9 February 2022. (photo courtesy of the Egyptian Presidency)
The SCC members also expressed their appreciation of the political leadership for such a choice, asserting that they would exert their utmost efforts to elevate Egypt’s name to new heights under the new republic.
They also wished a quick recovery for the last head of the SCC, former judge Said Maree, whose illness prevented him from continuing his mission after a long history of dedication to the constitutional judiciary.
Eskandar, the first Copt to preside over the country’s highest judicial body, was sworn in on Wednesday before President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to start his four-year-tenure.
The SCC president served as the judicial body’s vice president in 2010 and then as president of the Cairo Appeal Court until he was reappointed as the vice president of the SCC in 2014.
Egypt’s president has the authority to choose the head of the SCC from the five longest-serving deputy chairs for a one-time term of four years, which ends if the age of retirement, 70, is reached.
The SCC is the country’s autonomous and independent judicial authority in charge of ensuring that the domestic laws and regulations are in line with the constitution.