New heads of Egypt's judicial authorities swear in before Sisi

Ahram Online , MENA , Sunday 9 Jul 2023

New heads of the Court of Cassation, State Lawsuits Authority and the Administrative Prosecution Authority swore ‎in before Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on Sunday, ‎said Presidential Spokesperson Ahmed Fahmy in a statement.‎

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New heads of Egypt's judicial authorities swear in before Sisi


The president swore in Counselor Hosni Abu Zeid as the president of the Court of Cassation, and Counselor Abd ‎El Maqsud Bayoumy as the president State Lawsuits Authority, the statement continued.‎

Moreover, Counselor Hafez Abbas was sworn in before the president as head of the Administrative Prosecution Authority.‎

The president affirmed the crucial role of the parties in implementing justice and upholding ‎the law, praising their honourable performance of their duties in the government so far.‎

Such dedication contributes to the protection of citizens' rights and the preservation of ‎Egypt's interests, the president asserted. 

The officials' appointment comes following the retirement of the former head of the Court of ‎Cassation Mohamed Mahgoub, former president of the State Lawsuits Authority Mohamed ‎Bakr, and Adly Zayed former head of the Administrative Prosecution Authority who were ‎appointed in 2022‎.

The president honoured the former heads of judicial authorities, praising their service, efforts, ‎and dedication not just in their most recent position but over the course of their whole ‎careers.

While the heads of these positions are meant to serve four-year terms according to a 2019 law, ‎their terms expire when they reach the age of 60.

The chief of each of the abovementioned judicial bodies is chosen by the president from among the seven ‎longest-serving deputies under each body . ‎

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