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Egypt: 31 Female Judges Appointed | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat- The Egyptian Judiciary Supreme Council (JSC) has appointed 31 female judges, The first appointment of a female judge in Egypt took place in 2003, when Tahani Al-Jabali was given a seat in the Supreme Constitutional Court.

The judges will first preside in family courts, as well as civil and trade courts, head of the JSC Muqbil Shakir, told the paper. After a period of practice they will be able to head the courts, Shakir added.

The minister of justice made one condition: that all of them would be over 30 years old, said sources close to the minister.

The new judges will work under judicial supervision for a certain period of time, after which they will go forward with their careers the same way their male colleagues do.