Egypt's Judges Club commends Sisi's meeting with justice minister to review judicial system

MENA , Wednesday 29 Apr 2020

The meeting comes as part of a general review process to upgrade the justice system in Egypt

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, centre, during his meeting with Justice Minister Omar Marwan, right, Finance Minister Mohamed Maait, and Head of the Intelligence Service Abbas Kamel, left, on Tuesday (photo courtesy of presidential spokesperson)

The head of Egypt's Judges Club Mohamed Abdel Mohsen has commended President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi's meeting with Minister of Justice Omar Marwan to review upgrades of the judicial system, terming the step "very important."

Spokesman of the Judges Club Mohamed Reda El-Sayyed said in a statement Tuesday that Abdel Mohsen asserted that the Egyptian judicial system is outdated but is very well established, noting that Egyptian judges face many obstacles due to the large number of cases and the lack of a proper atmosphere for introducing a mechanised system to use modern ways in courtrooms.

Earlier Tuesday, during the meeting, attended also by Minister of Finance Mohamed Maait and head of the Intelligence Service Abbas Kamel, El-Sisi ordered the facilitation of further procedures for citizens through accelerating the pace of digitisation, amending legislation regulating legal procedures, and increasing the number of notary offices nationwide.

According to a separate statement by presidential spokesman Bassam Rady, the presidential meeting also tackled means of developing judicial and notary work, as well as raising the efficiency of courtrooms across the nation.

Also reviewed were obstacles faced by judges and efforts exerted to automate procedures in courts in coordination with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

Abdel Mohsen urged using new methods in handling cases with the aim of maintaining the distinguished position of the Egyptian judiciary and speeding up the justice system.

The statement said that a special committee of the Judges Club has been working over the past two years to outline the problems and weakness points in the system, with the objective of drafting a strategy for developing the judicial system in line with the state's strategy for sustainable development by 2030.

It said the Judges Club has presented this strategy to the Supreme Judicial Council and the minister of justice, to become a starting point for an overall upgrade of the judicial system.

The statement asserted that the Judges Club is confident that the justice system in Egypt will witness tangible progress under Egypt's political leadership. 

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