Egypt Institute Journal (Vol. 4 – Issue 13) / studies
The Political Role of Egyptian Judicial Institution after 2013
The judiciary has not been spared political interference during the contemporary history of Egypt from the 1950s to the 1990s and the beginnings of the new millennium that witnessed the formation of a sector of judges that demanded independence of judiciary. However, the January 2011 revolution has revealed existence of a widespread penetration of the judiciary from within, manifested in the mock trials and politicized verdicts issued against thousands of detainees, highlighting the major changes in the relationship between judiciary and power in Egypt.