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Egypt judges' Mursi boycott

Egypt's opposition alliance called for protests to take place throughout country against what it called President Mursi's "illegitimate draft constitution". The country's judges will boycott the Dec.15 referendum and have refused to oversee the vote.

Egyptian judges' body 'urges referendum boycott'

An earlier meeting of Egypt's Judges' Club that took place in Cairo Credit: Reuters/Asmaa Waguih

An influential body representing Egyptian judges is set to urge its members not to supervise the December 15 referendum on a draft constitution, the Reuters news agency reported, citing an unnamed source in the organisation.

The Judges' Club decision was made during a board meeting in Cairo today, the source said.

However, the body's decisions are not binding on its members.

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