New heads of Egyptian judicial authorities sworn in before President Sisi

Ahram Online , Sunday 26 Jun 2022

New heads of the Egyptian judicial authorities swore a legal oath before President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on Sunday morning, Presidential Spokesperson Bassam Rady said in a statement.


El-Sisi then praised the role of the Court of Cassation, the State Lawsuits Authority, and the State Council in laying the foundation for justice, Rady pointed out.

The president also said that “these prestigious judicial organisations and institutions continue to perform their duties diligently in a way that contributes to preserving the rights of citizens and safeguarding the interests of the country.”

On Saturday, El-Sisi issued presidential decrees appointing Mohamed Mahgoub, who served as the secretariat of the Political Parties Committee in 2011, as the president of the Court of Cassation and Mohamed Bakr as the president of the State Lawsuits Authority as of 1 July.

Bakr served as a member of the Supreme Council of the State Litigation Authority

He was also promoted to the rank of vice-president of the State Lawsuits Authority in 2000 and was assigned to work as a legal adviser to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

El-Sisi has also appointed Adel Azab as the head of the State Council.

Azab was appointed to the State Council in 1977 and then worked his way up to chancellor in September 1991, under-secretary in 1994, and vice-president in 1997.

He also headed the Administrative Court and held the membership of the Special Council — the highest administrative authority within the State Council.

Moreover, he chaired the Ambassadors Disciplinary Council and was a member at the Supreme Police Council and the Police Academy’s Board of Directors.

Moving on, Mahgoub held the position of senior assistant to the minister of justice in July 2017.

Before that, he worked as secretary-general of the Supreme Judicial Council in 2012. 

Honouring previous heads

El-Sisi granted on Sunday the First-Class Order of the Republic to the former heads of several judicial bodies, including former president of the Court of Cassation Abdullah Shouda, former head of the State Council Mohamed Mahmoud El-Din, and former head of the State Lawsuits Authority Hussein Fathi.


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