Egypt Watch

Al-Sisi selects first president of the Court of Cassation after constitutional amendments

July 8, 2019

The Egyptian judiciary is witnessing major changes, including the promotion of many senior judges in Egypt.

General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi appointed Abdalla Issar as the successor to Majdi Abul-Ela, the former president of the court of Cassation and the Supreme Judicial Council, after the latter reached the mandatory retirement age on June 30.

Al-Sisi also appointed Issam Al-Menshawi as the successor to Amani Al-Rifai as head of the Administrative Prosecution Authority, after Amani reached retirement age.

These appointments came according to 2019 constitutional amendments that granted al-Sisi the authority to select heads of judicial bodies.