Sunday, March 07, 2010

The Ball in the Egyptian State Council’s Court: Female Judges

In a reversal of Egypt’s recent trends regarding women in the judiciary, Egypt’s State Council voted this month to ban the appointment of female judges to the council. Despite the fact that Tahani El Gebaly was appointed to be Egypt’s first female judge in 2003, and 31 more women were appointed as judges in 2007, 334 of the 376 council judges voted in favor of the ban. Though Egypt’s Supreme Court has since overturned the ban, the subject has created an intense debate.
Dr. Zeinab Radwan, Council at People’s ... read more

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