Egypt Sisi appoints 1st Coptic judge to head the Supreme Constitutional Court

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued a presidential decree on Tuesday appointing Judge Bolis Fahmy as head of the Supreme Constitutional Court, as of February 9.

Presidential Decree No. 51 of 2022 included the appointment of Fahmy as President of the Supreme Constitutional Court with the degree of a minister.

Fahmy is the fourth oldest judge among the members of the court. He was born on January 1, 1957 and is 65 years old.

He was appointed to the Public Prosecution in 1978 and rose in its positions until he became a judge in the Court of Appeals in 1997 and then a president for Court of Appeal in 2001.

Fahmy was appointed Vice-President of the Supreme Constitutional Court in 2010, then left its formation under the 2012 constitution.

Returning as president of the Cairo Court of Appeal, he was then re-appointed as Vice-President of the Supreme Constitutional Court in 2014.

He wrote many books and researches, and previously worked as a technical advisor and assistant to the Minister of Justice, and president of the South Cairo and Helwan magistrate courts.

In the Supreme Constitutional Court, he participated in the issuance of many important and historical rulings, and has also supervised the General Secretariat of the Court since October 2014.


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