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Upper House Asks Supreme Judicial Council for Own Judicial Authority Law Amendments
Upper House Asks Supreme Judicial Council for Own Judicial Authority Law Amendments
As FJP’s Erian asserts that Egypt’s Judiciary must be consulted on amendments to law regulating its authority, Shura Council invites top judicial body to provide its own law amendments.
Thursday, April 25,2013 06:36

 The Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee of the Shura Council (Egypt’s second chamber), in its capacity as the proposals and complaints panel, approved 3 bills submitted by Wassat Party, the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP)’s MP Taher Abdel-Mohsen (Legislative Committee Deputy), and MP Safwat Abdel-Ghani (Construction and Development Party) for amendments to the judicial authority draft law.

At the end of Shura Council’s Wednesday session, MP Mohamed Tosson, Chairman of the Legislative Committee, invited the Supreme Judicial Council to submit a bill for the judiciary, noting that any legislation issued will only boost the judiciary’s independence and immunity.

MP Essam El-Erian, head of the FJP’s parliamentary bloc, said: "There is a need for constitutional amendments. Although the opinion of the judiciary is not binding, in compliance with articles of the Constitution, we are committed to take the judges’ opinions.

"While the constitutional system of government is based on the separation of powers, the national charter charged the Supreme Constitutional Court with oversight of the laws. And since there is a real need for a comprehensive law for the judiciary, there are two draft laws tabled by Ahmed Makki and Ahmed Al-Zind. But ultimately, we have to ask the Supreme Judicial Council for its opinion on the amendments."
tags: Erian / Freedom and Justice Party / FJP / Shura Council / Constitution / Wassat Party / Tosson / Supreme Judicial Council / Judicial Authority Law
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