Wed, 09 Feb 2022 - 12:29 GMT
Wed, 09 Feb 2022 - 12:29 GMT
CAIRO – 9 February 2022: Counselor Boulos Fahmy took the oath before President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on Wednesday as the head of the Supreme Constitutional Court, as of February 9.
President Sisi issued a decree published in the Official Gazette on Tuesday, appointing the veteran judge as the president of the court.
Fahmy is reportedly the first-ever Christian president of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court.
Meeting with Fahmy, Sisi expressed his deep appreciation for the important role of the Supreme Constitutional Court, which represents an important part of the history of the Egyptian judiciary, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radi said.
Sisi expressed his sincere wishes to the new president of the Supreme Constitutional Court for success in his dedication and responsibility to support justice and implement the law, Radi said.
Republican Decree No. 51 of 2022 included the appointment of Counselor Boulos Fahmy as President of the Supreme Constitutional Court with the rank of minister, as of February 9.
This decision was preceded by the issuance of another presidential decree No. 50 of 2022 to refer Counselor Saeed Marei Amr to retirement, with the addition of the remaining period of time for him until the age of seventy as an exceptional period of service.
This came due to a health problem that affected Counselor Saeed Marei Amr, which prevented him from carrying out his duties as head of the Supreme Constitutional Court.
Amr was appointed by the president as the head of the Supreme Constitutional Court in mid-2019.
President Sisi in 2017 has ratified legal amendments allowing the president to make judicial appointments to the Egyptian top courts.
Who is judge Boulos Fahmy?
Counselor Boulos Fahmy, the new head of the Supreme Constitutional Court, is the fourth oldest judge of the court currently. He was born on January 1, 1957 and is 65 years old.
He was appointed to the Public Prosecution in 1978 and assumed many senior positions until he became an advisor to the Cairo of Appeal Court in 1997.
He was delegated the Undersecretary of the Judicial Inspection at the Public Prosecution in 1998, the First Undersecretary of the Judicial Inspection in 2001, and then the Technical Adviser to the Minister of Justice in 2006.
He also served as Assistant Minister of Justice for Administrative and Financial Development Affairs and Judicial Claims in 2007, the Head of the South Cairo and Helwan Primary Courts in 2013, and the supervisor on the General Secretariat of the Supreme Constitutional Court to date in 2014.
He was appointed as Vice-President of the Supreme Constitutional Court, in 2010, then left its formation under the 2012 constitution, returning as head of the Cairo Court of Appeal, and then re-appointed as Vice-President of the Supreme Constitutional Court in 2014.
He also has many books and research, and previously worked as a technical advisor to the Minister of Justice, assistant to the minister for financial and administrative development affairs, and president of the South Cairo and Helwan Primary Courts.
In the Supreme Constitutional Court, he participated in the issuance of many historical rulings, and has also supervised the General Secretariat of the Court since October 2014.