Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (Cairo)

28 November 2012

Egypt: EOHR Declares Solidarity With the Egyptian Judges

press release

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) declares solidarity to the judges of the Egyptian court of cassation and the courts of appeal against the recently issued constitutional declaration encroaching into the juridical power and seriously violating the international standards on the independence of judiciary particularly the Utoniversal Declaration on the Independence of Justice issued by Montreal Conference in 1983.

Immune of the presidential president is a decision has not been taken even by president Mubarak; how president Morsi could do it after the Egyptian revolution. It abuses the balance of powers in Egypt and creates a new Egyptian pharaoh, which is incompatible with all the international norms, including the second article of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (Article 2 item 3) which states " Each State Party to the present Covenant:.

(A) To ensure that an effective remedy to any person whose rights or freedoms as recognized in the present Covenant, even if the violation has been committed by persons acting in an official capacity,

(B) ensure that any person aggrieved as such to decide on the rights alleged to have been violated by a judicial or administrative or legislative authorities, or by any other competent authority provided for by the legal system of the State, and to develop the possibilities of judicial remedy,

(C) To ensure that the competent authorities shall enforce such remedies when granted.

The declaration makes the current Constituent Assembly sacred despite the political power criticism and the dissolving lawsuit. The same was done with the holy Shura Council that is not constitutionally formed.

In this regard, EOHR expresses great appreciation, respect and support to the Egyptian courts of all kinds, which protect the Egyptian people against predominance of the executive power.

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