Saturday, February 20, 2010

Egypt: No to Female Judges

From the Times of India:
The council of state’s association voted by an overwhelming majority against appointing women as judges in the council, Egypt’s MENA news agency said.

Three-hundred and eighty judges took part in the general assembly and voted, with 334 rejecting the appointment of females to judicial posts in the country and 42 agreeing, with four abstentions.

Egypt’s supreme judicial council, which has jurisdiction over criminal and civil courts, selected 31 women in 2007, who were later appointed by presidential decree. But the decision angered conservatives who said women were not suited for the role.

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