Administrative Court to consider lawsuits against Constituent Assembly Tuesday

The Administrative Court will resume handling lawsuits demanding the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly Tuesday, just after the body announced it had finished the first draft of the new constitution.

The court, in its last session, ordered plaintiffs to provide documents showing the rules through which assembly members had been selected and whether they had occupied any executive state posts.

A number of lawyers and citizens had filed petitions demanding the assembly to be disbanded, arguing that its second formation, announced in June, violated a Supreme Constitutional Court ruling that dissolved the first formation in April for including MPs as members.

There are 48 lawsuits against the second formation of the constitution-drafting assembly.

The Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s largest political group which holds a plurality of the assembly’s seats, had dropped lawsuits demanding the replacement of the judge considering the case. The group believes that the assembly is safe from dissolution, especially since it does not include MPs. No lawmakers remain in the body after the lower house, the People’s Assembly, was dissolved after a court verdict, while members belonging to the Shura Council, the upper house, resigned.  

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm website

Related Articles

Back to top button