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Judges and Political Reform in Egypt

Nathalie Bernard-Maugiron


This title presents a wide-ranging review of the relationship between the Egyptian judiciary and the government. If justice in the Arab world is often marked by a lack of autonomy of the judiciary toward the executive power, one of the characteristic features of the Egyptian judiciary lies in its strength and activism in the defense of democratic values. Judges have been struggling for years to enhance their independence from the executive power and exercise full supervision of the electoral process to achieve transparent elections. Recent years have seen growing tensions in Egypt between the ... More

Keywords: Egyptian judiciary, Egyptian government, Arab world, executive power, Cairo, judges, political reform, CIHRS, IRD

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9789774162015
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774162015.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nathalie Bernard-Maugiron, editor

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