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Egypt’s top judiciary body opens door to women for first time

Egyptian women can apply to join the State Council, a top judicial body, after 76 years of the council being limited to men.

CAIRO — The Egyptian State Council, one of the pillars of the judiciary, announced Jan. 27 that for the first time in its history, it was opening applications for the assistant delegate position of both men and women who completed degrees in law and Sharia in Egyptian universities in the year 2021.

In the 76 years since the council's establishment in 1946, the assistant delegate position remained limited to men.

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