The Supreme Constitutional Court will hold a virtual meeting on 20 February to prepare for the 5th High-Level Meeting of the Heads of African Constitutional Courts and Constitutional Councils in Cairo later this year.
Senior African judges and international constitutional experts are expected to attend the 20 February meeting.
Deputy Head of the Supreme Constitutional Court, Justice Adel Omar Sharif said yesterday that Egypt is keen on maintaining judicial cooperation with other African states, enjoying full support from the political leadership in this regard.
The first High-Level Meeting of the Heads of African Constitutional Courts and Constitutional Councils was held in Cairo in 2017 with the aim of raising the standards of litigation in African states and strengthening its role in African societies.
Next Saturday’s meeting will cover a wide range of issues, including electronic justice in Africa since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, Sharif said.
Over 40 African constitutional courts and regional organisations will participate in the meeting, along with a host of international experts, Sharif added.
The speakers of the Egyptian Senate and House of Deputies will also be taking part in the meeting as well as the former two heads of the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court, he said.