July 31st, 2012 by Editor
On July 31, 2012, Hafez Abu Seada, attorney at law, the head of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR), submitted the application no. 2603 to the head of the Egyptian Administrative Court for shortening the waiting period before the National Constitutional Assembly’s court session. On July 16, 2012, the Administrative Court decided to postpone the law suit calling for the disassembling of the National Constitutional Assembly to the 19th of July 2012. A number of human rights and political activists, including Mr. Hafez Abu Seada, earlier submitted a number of appeals. The court’s decision came to being to allow them to take the necessary legal actions to replace the lawsuit discussion judge. The court also dated the discussion making session on the formation of the national constitutional assembly to September 24, 2012.
On June 14, 2012, the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) submitted a challenge to the Egyptian administrative court to stop activation of the parliamentary decision for formation of the national constitutional assembly.
Mr. Hafez Abu Seada, the head of EOHR, stated that the new formation of the assembly is against the administrative court decision no. 26657 that cancelled the decision of forming the constitutional assembly from the parliamentarians. The court decision made it impossible to have parliamentarians in the national constitutional assembly. The parliamentarians elect the constitutional assembly members, not elect themselves. He also added that the reason beyond replacement of the judge is providing the current national constitutional assembly with more time to be able to complete drafting the constitution, so he stressed on the significance of discussing the lawsuit and the judge replacement application as soon as possible.
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