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Will the Tiran and Sanafir dispute reach international courts?

After the Supreme Administrative Court’s decision on Monday affirming Egypt’s sovereignty over the two Red Sea islands Tiran and Sanafir, many have speculated that the Saudi Arabian government will resort to The International Court of Justice (ICJ) to claim its ownership of the two islands.

Administrative Court rejects government appeal against nullifying Red Sea islands deal

The Administrative Court rejected the government’s appeal against its previous verdict which had nullified the Egyptian-Saudi maritime demarcation deal. The deal had sought transferring the sovereignty of the Tiran and Sanafir islands to Saudi Arabia.

Egypt’s parliament, judiciary face off against each other

The 2014 Egyptian Constitution guarantees the independence of the judiciary and protects it from the interference of any other authority. And, according to Article 184, “The judiciary is independent. It is vested in the courts of justice of different types and degrees, which issue their judgments in accordance with the …

Wafd Party calls for ‘indefinite postponement’ of Red Sea islands parliamentary discussion

Wafd Party called on the parliament to postpone the discussions of Tiran and Sanafir agreement indefinitely, saying it is best to maintain unity among national powers and avoid disagreements during the “sensitive stage that Egypt is going through”.

Constitutional Court postpones government appeal against annulment of Red Sea’s Islands agreement to 12 February

The Commissioners Authority of the Constitutional Court postponed on Sunday viewing another appeal by the state against a previous court declaration that ruled on the annulment of the Egyptian-Saudi maritime demarcation agreement to 12 February.

State commissioners recommend annulling Tiran and Sanafir agreement

The State Commissioners of the Supreme Administrative Court have recommended upholding the administrative court’s ruling invalidating the demarcation agreement between Egypt and Saudi Arabia, upon which the islands of Tiran and Sanafir were transferred to Saudi Arabia.

Government escalates legal battle in Red Sea islands, claims annulment suspended

In a legal battle between the Egyptian government and the civil society opposing the maritime border demarcation deal with Saudi Arabia, the final decision of the Red Sea islands case is still going back and forth in judicial institutions.