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CAIRO – 14 March 2021: For the first time in Egypt’s State Council’s history, female judges will be allowed to assume positions in the council and the General Prosecution, as per a decision issued by the council on Sunday.
The decision came upon President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s directives on International Women Day regarding the empowerment of women.
A number of female judges, who are already assuming posts in the Administrative Prosecutor's Office and the State Litigation Authority, have the right to ask for going to other posts in the State Council.
The eligible female candidates should meet the following criteria:
• She must hold a Bachelor of Laws with, excellence or very good.
• Obtaining two postgraduate diplomas: one in public law and the second in administrative law.
• Her career record is free of any penalties or negative remarks.
• Passing a personal interview that would be held by a specialized committee of the State Council.
• Meeting all required demands stipulated in the State Council Law.
On International Women's Day, on March 8, 2021, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi urged hiring women at the Supreme Judicial Council and the State Council.
Sisi urged Justice Minister Omar Marwan to coordinate with the heads of the Supreme Judicial Council and the State Council to ensure that women are hired in these two bodies, the ministry said in a statement.
The step comes to stress the women’s competence in taking various posts and to maximize the successes in the different fields they work in, the statement read.
Sisi expressed respect and appreciation for Egyptian women "who diligently carry the conscience of the homeland in a way that corresponds with their eternal historical status."
"It is a constant principle that women are the inexhaustible spring of giving and goodness and the renewable energy of safety and sacrifice. Women are the primary source of wisdom and principles, and the basis of family building and cohesion," the president added.