Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met on Monday with Omar Marwan, Minister of Justice, during which the president was briefed on the ongoing efforts to develop courts.
The meeting also discussed the connection between judicial bodies, within the framework of promoting the use of the latest technological means in the courts’ work system to achieve speedy performance during the consideration of cases.
During the meeting, the Minister of Justice presented the position of completing lawsuits and cases before the courts of first instance and courts of appeal, explaining that concerning civil lawsuits registered until 2019, only 837 lawsuits remain out of about 410,000 lawsuits, and as for civil lawsuits registered in the years 2020, 2021 and 2022, 88% of the total of about one and a half million lawsuits have been completed.
Concerning family dispute cases, only 4 cases remain out of about 170,000 registered cases until 2020, while 98.4% of the cases registered in 2021 and 2022, which amounted to about 1,400,000, were completed. As for misdemeanour cases, the number of registered cases in 2020, 2021, and 2022 amounted to about 26 million cases, 95% of which were completed.
Marwan added that concerning the appeals courts, there are 2,941 appeals registered until 2019, while about 90% of the 460,000 civil appeals registered in the years 2020, 2021, and 2022 have been completed. About family appeals, there are 250 remaining appeals registered until 2020, and 94% of the more than 400,000 appeals registered in 2021 and 2022 have been completed.
Al-Sisi expressed appreciation to the judges of the Courts of First Instance, Appeal and Cassation, for their distinguished performance and appreciated the effort, which contributed to achieving a quantum leap in the speed of completion of cases and overcoming the great challenges that prevailed in this regard, which forms a new mental image and a sound impression of the justice system in Egypt.
The president directed to continue efforts so that cases before the courts are completed in the same year in which they were held, in a manner that achieves prompt justice, stability of the legal conditions of citizens, protection of their rights and preservation of their interests.