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NCHR mourns Former Vice President of the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court Tahani al-Gebali

Ambassador Moushira Khattab, President of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), the council members, with great sadness, mourned former Vice President of the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court, who passed away this morning. The deceased was the first-ever female Judge in Egypt in the modern era and has had a prominent and rich career in the judiciary and political field.

On behalf of NCHR, Ambassador Moushira Khattab extended her condolences to the deceased family and loved ones.

Gebali was the first-ever woman to assume one of the highest judicial positions in Egypt’s history. She was born on 20 November 1950. She graduated from the faculty of Law at Al-Mansoura University in 1973. She was known for her opposition to the banned group of the Muslim Brotherhood.

She obtained Masters in the Islamic Jurisdiction studies and constitutional law studies. She worked as a lawyer for 30 years. In 1944. She was elected as the first Egyptian and Arab woman to be a permanent member of the Arab Lawyers Union (ALU), where she assumed the presidency of the committee of women affairs.

She was also elected twice for the membership of the board of chairpersons of the Egyptian Lawyers’ Syndicate since its establishment in 1912.

In 2003, she was appointed as the first vice president of the Supreme Constitutional Court as per a presidential decree. Gebali was awarded more than 30 honorable merits and shields