FILE: Omar Marwan, the new minister of justice
CAIRO - 22 December 2019: As part of the new ministerial reshuffle that took place on Sunday, Omar Marwan was announced as the new minister of justice.
Omar Marwan held the position of minister of state for parliamentary affairs and is one of the judicial personalities who played a pivotal political role during the last period, as he headed the Egyptian delegation that traveled to Geneva to review Egypt's human rights file within the comprehensive periodic review of the UN Human Rights Council.
Marwan served as secretary general of three fact-finding committees in Egypt, the inquiry and fact-finding committee regarding the events of January 25 revolution, the fact-finding committee on the facts of the events between January 25, 2011 and June 30, 2012, and the National Committee to collect information and evidence after June 30, 2013 revolution.
It is worth mentioning that the minister had a brother who died in Al-Arish, Sinai while supervising elections.
Marawan graduated from the Faculty of Law, Ain Shams University with a very good grade in 1979, and was appointed as an assistant to the public prosecutor in 1989. He was also assigned the judicial position of a public defender at the Technical Office of the Public Prosecutor and the Judicial Inspection of the Public Prosecution and head of the Court of Appeal.
During the period from 2011 to 2014, he was seconded to work as assistant to the minister of justice for real estate registration affairs, and to work in the General Secretariat of the Supreme Elections Committee, where he was an official speaker and acting as secretary general.
From 2015 - 2016, he was appointed as the secretary-general of the Supreme Committee for Elections during the parliamentary elections and remained an official spokesman for the Supreme Elections Committee until the supplementary elections that took place in a number of districts until he was delegated to work in the Cairo Court of Appeals as an assistant to the minister of justice for forensic affairs and experts.
Marwan received training courses at the United States, Japan, Kuwait, and Egypt in the areas of human rights, international law, the international criminal court, administration of the justice system, and electoral administration.
In February 2017, he became minister of state for legal, constitutional and parliamentary affairs to begin his political career within the House of Representatives as a link between the government and Parliament.