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Normalizing the military judiciary: How the constitutional amendments bring the Armed Forces into Egypt’s judicial system
Rana Mamdouh | The laws bestow more authority on the Armed Forces, already the most powerful actor in the country
New judicial heads first in series of appointments under new law granting Sisi power to select judicial leadership
The heads of all civil judicial bodies are set to leave their posts in October
Parliament approves laws allowing Sisi to select judicial heads, stalemate continues over Council of Judicial Bodies
Rana Mamdouh | On June 6, Parliament approved two laws that regulate how the heads of Egypt’s top judicial bodies
Voting in the dark: Ramming the constitutional amendments through  
Rana Mamdouh | “What difference does it make what [voters] know or don’t know?” says one parliamentary source.
Judicial officials: Constitutional amendments final battleground in struggle for judicial independence
A judicial source describes the amendments as a way of “constitutionalizing dictatorship”
Judicial candidates forced to undergo unprecedented evaluations as presidency exerts further control
Randa Mostafa | Law graduates applying to the Public Prosecution were evaluated by several non-judicial bodies
Presidential pickings: Ahmed Aboul Azm, the new head of the State Council
Rana Mamdouh | Meet Ahmed Aboul Azm, the judge who Sisi chose to sit atop the administrative court system
Sisi and the judges: Game over?
Rana Mamdouh | Sisi has ratified the chief judicial appointments law, despite resistance from judges and MPs
Parliamentary committee approves judicial appointment bill in surprise move
Rana Mamdouh | A bill has been approved which allows the president to appoint Egypt's top judicial positions
 
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Sisi appoints heads of judicial bodies excluding State Council
State Council disregards controversial chief judicial appointments law
Journalist interrogated, accused of insulting ‘luster’ of Supreme Judicial Council
State Council urges Sisi to block presidential appointment of judicial posts
Judges take on escalatory measures against judicial appointment bill
Egypt ranks last in region for rule of law: World Justice Project index
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