Egypt: conference on the independence of the judiciary
On 9-10 September 2012, the ICJ participated in a conference on “the independence of the judiciary in Egypt in light of the constitutional reform process and international standards”.
The conference, organized jointly by the ICJ, the Hisham Mubarak Law Centre and the Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights, was attended by international and national experts, including Justice Ian Binnie, a former judge of the Supreme Court of Canada, Justice Ketil Lund, a former judge of the Supreme Court of Norway and Wilder Tayler, Secretary General of the ICJ.
The conference addressed the following topics: the independence of the judiciary; the statute for judges; the High Judicial Council; the Supreme Constitutional Court; military and security courts and the independence of the judiciary; and the independence and impartiality of the office of the public prosecutor.
Egypt-Concept Note Independence of Justice conference-events-2012 (full text, PDF)
Egypt-ICJ Statement on Military Tribunals-events-2012 (full text, PDF)