File Photo: Constitutional expert Tarek Elbishry. Al-Ahram
Renowned Judge and historian Tarek El-Bishry, a former first deputy head of the Egyptian State Council and the head of the Constitutional Reform Committee after the January 2011 revolution, died on Friday morning aged 87.
The funeral of the deceased will be held after Friday prayer at Mostafa Mahmoud mosque in Giza’s Dokki district.
During his years at work, El-Bishry served as the head of the General Assembly for Legislation and Consultation at the State Council.
He was born in 1933 in Cairo.
He graduated from the Faculty of Law at Cairo University and worked at the State Council until he retired in 1998.
El-Bishry authored numerous Arab-language political publications from the 1970s till 2011.
His last book was released after the January revolution titled 'Toward a main current for the nation.'
*After the January revolution, El-Bishry believed that the momentum of the revolutionary spirit guarantees that a representative parliament will lead the one-year transitory period towards a permanent constitution. Read his full interview with Ahram Online.