Sunday, June 11, 2006

Draft law awaits judgement

Al-Ahram Weekly Front Page Draft law awaits judgement: "The draft judicial law prepared by the Ministry of Justice was discussed by the cabinet yesterday, then referred to an affiliate legislative committee to review the phrasing of some of its articles. It will return during the next meeting of the cabinet. If approved, it will be presented to the Shura Council, followed by the People's Assembly, for endorsement. It has already met with the approval of the Higher Council for Judicial Bodies.
As it stands the draft has infuriated judges, who say it could not be further from the goal of guaranteeing judicial independence. They are angry, too, over the way in which they claim the law has been drafted behind their backs. "

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