EOHR holds a seminar entitled “Rejecting the appointment of women to judicial posts in Egypt” next Tuesday

March 14th, 2010 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights will hold a seminar entitled “Rejecting the appointment of women to judicial posts in Egypt”, on Tuesday 16/3/2010 at 5:00 PM at EOHR’s office. The seminar will include a group of judges of Council of   State, members of People’s Assembly and Shura council, representatives of political parties, human rights activists and a group of experts and judges.

Mr. Hafez Abu Seada, chairman of EOHR, clarified that the seminar aims at discussing the decision of Council of State’s General Assembly which  rejected the appointment of women as judges in the present time, showing views between  supporters and opponents, pros and cons and social, religious and legal views for this decision, the extent of its conformity with the constitution and international standards for human rights. Also the seminar aims at discussing how to eliminate snags facing the appointment of women as judges and the impacts resulted from this decision especially in the light of Egypt’s international commitments on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.    

Seminar’s  themes :

Theme I: The appointment of women judges between rejection and acceptance.

Speaker: Counselor. Ahmed Mekki – Vice President of the Court of Cassation.
Counselor. Mohammed Helmi Zaher – Council of State.
Counselor. Vice- President of the Administrative Prosecution Authority.

The second theme: The rejection to appoint women in judicial post and the extent of conformity with the Constitution and international standards.

Speaker:. Farida Al Nakash  – editor in chief of Al Ahaly newspaper.

The third Theme: The appointment of women to judicial post  in Egypt … Religious views.
Speaker: Dr. Suad Saleh – Professor of Comparative Jurisprudence at Al Azhar University.
Speaker: Dr. Mervat Sadiq – lawyer at the court of cassation.

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