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Egypt Permits Women to Work in Egypt’s State Council, Public Prosecution

June 3, 2021

In a meeting with the Supreme Council of Judicial Bodies on Wednesday, it was announced in a historic decision that Egyptian women will be allowed to work in the State Council and the Public Prosecution as of the first of October of this year, Spokesman of the Presidency said in a statement. To date, no woman has ever been appointed to the State Council, which has faced increased scrutiny for its exclusion of women. According to the statement, these decisions come in light of the President’s keenness to develop the role of the Supreme Council of Judicial Bodies and contribute to achieving full equality between men and women in assuming judicial functions in all judicial bodies. The meeting also announced to equalize financial dues among the four judicial bodies and authorities, which includes the judiciary, the state council, the administrative prosecution and the State Lawsuits Authority in order to achieve equality in income among peers in every judicial body. It also approved the establishment of the City of Justice in the New Administrative Capital, which aims to enhance the work of judicial bodies by utilizing and integrating the latest technologies…

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