73 new women judges appointed by presidential decree at First Degree Courts

Ahram Online , Tuesday 2 Aug 2022

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi issued a decree on Tuesday 2 July appointing 73 female members of the Administrative Prosecution Authority and the Egyptian State Lawsuits Authority at the Courts of First Degree.

File Photo :Judges attend a swearing-in ceremony event in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. AP


The decree was published in the official gazette on Tuesday.

In June, 39 new women judges assumed judicial positions in the State Council, raising the number of female judges at the council to 137.

A year earlier, El-Sisi issued directives allowing Egyptian women to work at the State Council and Public Prosecution for the first time in the country’s history.

The State Council is a judicial body comprised of over 3000 judges and reviews administrative disputes as well as disciplinary cases and appeals. It also reviews draft laws, decisions, and contracts that state or public bodies are parties to.

In March, 98 women, who were sworn in judges at the State Council last year, assumed work at the judicial body.

El-Sisi’s decision aims to “fully enforce the constitutional entitlement of ensuring equality and non-discrimination in various positions and in all fields," according to a previous statement by the Ministry of Justice.

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