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The International Bar Association ( IBA) launched its report on the conditions of the independence of the judiciary in Egypt 2013


Cairo 12/2/2014

The International Bar Association (IBA) launched its report on the conditions of

the independence of the judiciary in Egypt 2013

 

The International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI)  launched the report entitled "Separating Law and Policies: Challenge to the Independence of Judges and Prosecutor in Egypt".

The report was based on the results reached by the fact-finding mission sent by the IBAHRI to Cairo in June from 24th to 28th June 2013, during the reign of the Muslim Brotherhood, which held more than 20 meetings with more than 45 character of the Cairo Court of Appeal and the Supreme Judicial Council, representatives of the judges Club and the Ministry of Justice, the legal Advisor for the presidency , the legal advisers to the Egyptian government, representative from the Bar Association, representatives of the Wasat Party and the Salvation Front, the Social Democratic Party, representatives from the National Council for Human Rights and the Egyptian Organization for human Rights and the Center Arab independence of the judiciary and members of the diplomatic corps and many activists and jurists.  The report was based on investigations conducted by the IBAHRI in November of the same year .

The report reached many of the recommendations addressed to the future government, the Ministry of Justice, the next parliament, the Supreme Judicial Council and judicial bodies in Egypt.

It should be noted that this report has been launched in the framework of the activities of the press conference, which was organized by the IBAHRI and its activities are launched on Monday 10 February 2014, the Bar Association in England.

The activities of the press conference included some relevant presentations, presented by Ms. Amal Alameddine and Mr. Nasser Amin. Ms. Amal Alameddine gave a short presentation of the fact-finding mission dispatched by the international Bar Association to Egypt in 2013 and met with many of the lawyers, judges, and government officials and Mr. Nasser Amin gave a

presentation on the in-country perspective of events now in Cairo in light of the report’s findings and recommendations .

These sessions which is moderated by Mr. Jonathan Rgoman is followed by session for discussion to answer many questions about the main topics contained in the report, particularly the findings and recommendations as well as many legal and political questions and the latest developments in Egypt, including the Constitution of 2014 and the next presidential and parliamentary elections.

It should be noted that the report launched through the press conference includes the international standards related to the independence of the judiciary and the public prosecutor , Egyptian laws related to the judicial authority in Egypt, and a comparison between this legislation whether in terms of the constitutions or ordinary laws , as well as the proposals put forward to amend this legislation.  The report also addressed the challenges facing the independence of both the judiciary and the public prosecution in Egypt, and it is concluded by many of the recommendations related to appointments and the role of the executive authority and the Minister of Justice in matters related to the judicial authority .

 

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