4 February 2013

Egypt: SCC Adjourns Ruling in CA Case to March 3

The Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) postponed to March 3 its ruling on the constitutionality of the Constituent Assembly (CA) that drafted the country's post-revolution constitution.

At its session on Sunday 3/2/2013, under Counselor Maher el-Beheiri, the court adjourned its ruling in the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the 100-member assembly and demanding its dissolution.

Meanwhile, the SCC turned down a lawsuit demanding the unconstitutionality of an article of the penal code that bans and criminalizes female genital mutilation.

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