Egyptian female judges can’t be alone
CAIRO â€” Egyptian women must not sit as judges because it would be against Islamic law or Sharia as they would have to spend time alone with men, a male Egyptian judge was quoted as saying Saturday. [source]
That was back in March, 2007. This week, comes this lovely news:
Women not fit to judge, say lawyers
Women are emotionally and physiologically unsuited to be judges, and should be restricted to family courts, according to a number of male lawyers in Qatar….â€œFive months ago, a woman was appointed a judge in Egyptâ€ he continued. â€œBut they shouldnâ€™t be. They are emotionally disposed which can be disadvantageous for a judgeâ€™s job.â€ [source]
UAE to soon have women judges
Women in the United Arab Emirates will soon be allowed to become judges, breaking a male monopoly over the profession in the conservative monarchy, the justice minister said on Sunday…The proposed law, which should cover the judiciary in the seven-member federation, would make the UAE the second Gulf country after Bahrain to allow women to become judges. [source]
Maybe we’re doing a bit better in contrast.