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(Mar 28, 2013) On March 27, 2013, the Court of Appeals of

In its decision, the Court stated that the decree ignores the principle of separation of powers. According to the court, the President also failed in the decree to recognize the independence of the judiciary by ordering the firing of the former General Prosecutor and the hiring of the current one through the issuance of an executive decision, without consulting in advance with the Supreme Council of the Judiciary.

In response to the court decision, the office of the current General Prosecutor, Talat Ibrahim, issued a statement announcing that the President will appeal the court decision and Ibrahim will continue to serve in his position without any interruption.

According to some news reports, this decision will increase the tension between President Mohammed Morsi and the judiciary, which views the dismissal of Mahmoud as a violation of its authority. (Cairo Court of Appeal Reinstates Former General Prosecutor [in Arabic], ALMOSLIM.NET (Mar. 27, 2013).)

Author: George Sadek More by this author
Topic: Judiciary More on this topic
Jurisdiction: Egypt More about this jurisdiction

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Last updated: 03/28/2013