Egypt's judges oppose curtailing powers in amended charter

Judges rejected proposed constitutional amendments that would have their mandate curtailed in the new constitution.

Egypt's judges oppose curtailing powers in amended charter

World Bulletin/News Desk

Judges in Egypt's administrative courts on Thursday rejected proposed constitutional amendments that would have their mandate curtailed in the new constitution.

Farid Tanaghu, the Chairman of the State Council, met with Amr Moussa, the head of a 50-member panel tasked with amending the constitution, after reports about curtailing the mandate of the administrative courts in the new charter.

"The constitution cannot be a means for trimming the mandate of some judicial bodies," Tanaghu was quoted as telling Moussa.

Moussa, for his part, denied reports about trimming the mandates of the State Council, the agency that oversees the work of administrative courts, said Mohamed Zaki, the Secretary-General of the State Council.

Under ousted President Mohamed Morsi, the Administrative Court nullified a decree by the elected president to call for parliamentary elections.

Verdicts issued by the administrative judiciary are binding, but can still be appealed before the Higher Administrative Court.

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Eylül 2013, 21:28

Muhammed Öylek

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