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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt (Al-Mahkamah al-Dustūrīyah al-’Ulyā)

Egypt [eg]

Islam Mohammed

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 15 July 2024

Constitutional courts/supreme courts — Comparative constitutional law

General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum
Managing Editor: Martina Mantovani

1 The Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt (‘SCCE’ or ‘Court’) is one of the most influential constitutional courts across the Arab world. Its main characteristics and jurisprudence impact many constitutional courts in the Arab region. However, throughout its career, the SCCE established a set of tactics that did not prioritize the pre-commitment to the principles of constitutionalism (ie limited government) but instead fostered eschewing constitutional questions which could endanger the dominance of the ruling regime or limit its power. This absenteeism...
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