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Judges and Political Reform in Egypt$
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Nathalie Bernard-Maugiron

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9789774162015

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774162015.001.0001

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The Political Role of the Egyptian Judiciary

The Political Role of the Egyptian Judiciary

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Judges and Political Reform in Egypt

Nabil Abdel Fattah

American University in Cairo Press

The debate around the role of the Egyptian judiciary was a main axis of the political, constitutional, and legal discourses of the government, the opposition, and the new protest movements, such as Kifaya, from 2004 until the 2005 presidential and parliamentary elections. The political role of judges in political and constitutional discourses is one of the characteristics of Egyptian politics. It also is recurrent in the history of the authoritarian political system that was established after the 1952 Revolution. This can be attributed to several factors. This chapter discusses the political role of the Egyptian judiciary by presenting the different meanings of a political role for judges. It also discusses the effectiveness of, reasons for, and actors in such a role.

Keywords:   Egyptian judiciary, government, protest movements, Kifaya, Egyptian politics

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