Sat. Jul 20th, 2024

Dr. Ahmed Fathy Sorour, the last speaker of the Egyptian parliament under the late President Hosni Mubarak, died on Saturday morning at the age of 92.

Born on July 9, 1932, in Qena Governorate, Sorour is considered one of the prominent figures in the field of law in Egypt and held the presidency of the People’s Assembly in Egypt for a full 20 years, from 1991 until 2011.

During his lifetime, Srour wrote a series of legal books that are considered an essential reference for law students, most notably “The Theory of Invalidity in the Code of Criminal Procedure”, a doctoral thesis published in 1959.

Sorour played prominent roles in the development of legal and criminal thought in Egypt and received the State Encouragement Award in Criminal Law and Criminology in 1963 for his book “Judicial Test”.

Sorour was President of the Egyptian Society of Criminal Law from 1989 until his death, Vice-President of the International Society of Criminal Law in Paris from 1989 until his death, and Minister of Education in 1987.

 

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