New presidents of Egypt’s Council of State and State Trials Authority take oath before Sisi

FILE – President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi

CAIRO – June 26, 2022: Judge Adel Fahim and Judge Mohamed Mohamed Bakr were sworn in before President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi on Sunday as chairmen of the Council of State and the State Prosecution Authority, respectively.

The President also awarded Judge Mohamed Hossam El Din, the former President of the Council of State, the first rank of the Order of the Republic.

The President stipulated the role of the Court of Cassation, the Council of State and the State Prosecution Authority in the establishment of justice. He also thanked the judges for their considerable efforts and appreciated dedication in achieving the rule of law.

On May 17, Egypt celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of the Council of State, a date which also marks the founding of the Union of African State Councils and Supreme Administrative Courts.

On the occasion of the event, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met with the heads of African State Councils and Supreme Administrative Courts in Egypt.

The Head of State asked the Presidents of the Judiciary to create a union of their judicial institutions, which would spread legal awareness and push African action.

The President said that Egypt supports the independence of the judiciary, stressing that the administrative judiciary guarantees public rights and freedoms.

For his part, Justice Minister Omar Marwan said the union would encourage the exchange of expertise and legal research on African communities, according to a statement from the Egyptian presidential spokesman.

Meanwhile, the African judges discussed several topics concerning the continent with Sisi, including terrorism. They stipulated the role of the judiciary in coordinating a unified and cohesive legislative environment to advance African communities and help them face international challenges and shape a common future for the continent.

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