Attacks on Justice 2000 – Egypt
An elaborate exceptional court system continued to function, undermining the jurisdiction of regular courts and allowing the government to choose which court to refer sensitive cases to.
Towards the end of the year, judges’ associations called for an ending of the control over the judiciary by the Ministry of Justice through the administration and financing of the court system.
Although the Bar Association remained under governmental sequestration, and security forces prevented members of the Bar from holding their general assembly, the Court of Cassation upheld a previous ruling to lift the measure of sequestration.
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