Egypt's SCC prepares for fifth annual African constitutional conference in Cairo

Ahram Online , Friday 19 Feb 2021

Saturday’s meeting will be held under the auspices of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi

The head of the SCC, Chancellor Said Marei

Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) will host on Saturday a virtual meeting to prepare for the fifth high-level African constitutional conference, which is set to bring together the heads of African constitutional courts, supreme courts, and constitutional councils.

The annual conference is scheduled to be held later this year in Cairo, according to a statement released by the SCC on Friday.

Saturday’s meeting, held under the auspices of Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, will be chaired by the head of the SCC, Chancellor Said Marei, and attended by senior African judges and international experts, the statement added.

The meeting will tackle the agenda that will be discussed during the conference in Cairo, including the "E-justice in Africa since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic," according to Adel Omar Sherif, the Vice-chairperson of the SCC.

The preparatory meeting will also be attended by the head of the Senate, Abdel-Wahab Abdel-Razek, and the speaker of the House of Representatives, Hanafy El-Gebaly.

Sherif added that the Egyptian state has been keen on pushing forward the cooperation with African countries since 2017, when Cairo's annual meeting was launched, in order to upgrade the litigation system and its role in society at the African level,

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