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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Mixed Courts of Egypt

Michel Erpelding

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 22 April 2021

International courts and tribunals, procedure

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 The Mixed Courts of Egypt were a system of Mixed Courts of the Colonial Era which operated from 1876 to 1949. Their creation was the result of a judicial reform adopted in 1875 by Egypt in agreement with 14 Western powers benefitting from extraterritoriality as part of the capitulations regime. Like other mixed courts of that time, the Mixed Courts of Egypt were created within the legal system of a non-Western polity, but comprised an international bench (made up of two-thirds of foreigners) and followed a Western (largely French) model with regard to...
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