Egypt: International Bar Association urges Egyptian government to strengthen independence of the judiciary in light of recent convictions

The International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute has expressed grave concern over the recent controversial judgments -- including mass death sentences -- against opposition figures in Egypt . The Institute urges the government to build a new Egypt with an independent judiciary and prosecutorial function at its core and to take heed of the recommendations contained in the 2014 report Separating Law and Politics: Challenges to the Independence of Judges and Prosecutors in Egypt  

 

Barristers Helena Kennedy QC and Amal Alamuddin of Doughty Street Chambers have provided statements on the judgments which are available here

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