Beiträge zum islamischen Recht IX
Edited By Bruno Menhofer and Dirk Otto
The Supreme Constitutional Court of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the 25th of January Revolution
By Ahmed S. El Kosheri & Hatem L. Gabr
During the beginnings of the fifties of the last Century, the authors of this paper have had the chance of meeting a young student of law at Cairo University who can be easily characterized as a bright person eager to acquire knowledge from all available sources, and for whom legal studies dominated his entire life since he left to pursue his education and training at the famous University of Heidelberg. The energetic young lawyer, Omaia Elwan, in the following decades became the established Scholar specialized in comparative law encyclopedic research and publications covering the various legal systems, particularly those prevailing in the Arab, Islamic and other Third World countries, in addition to his comprehensive coverage of the European and Anglo- American legal traditions. It is our privilege to dedicate this paper to the learned Professor Dr. Omaia Elwan on the occasion of his Eightieth anniversary, touching a subject of great importance concerning his native Country, Egypt, which is passing through an extremely difficult transitional period.
The Subject studied
The control of the Judiciary in the Arab Republic of Egypt over the Constitutionality of laws and regulations by a special court was established for the first time by Law No. 81 of 1969 which created the “Supreme Court” that was entrusted with this task.
Thereafter, the Egyptian Constitution of 1971 established the Supreme Constitutional Court as an independent judicial...
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