Egypt’s Court Dissolves Shura Council, Constituent Assembly

The Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court, led by Judge Maher Al Behairy, ordered Sunday morning to dissolve the Islamist-led Shura Council, Egypt’s Upper House, as well as the Constituent Assembly to draft the Constitution.

The court decided to defer enforcing the verdict till holding the first session of the Egyptian Lower House, the Parliament.

The court also said the law governing the composition of the Constituent Assembly, the body tasked with drafting Egypt’s new constitution, is unconstitutional.

It is noted that the Shura Council convened its first session in December 2012 after Egypt’s new constitution was passed. The government body took legislative powers from President Mohamed Morsi after the referendum of the new constitution done.