Ahmed Mekky (Ahmed Mahmoud Ahmed Mekky) is the minister of justice and one of Egypt’s most senior judges. Born in 1941, he graduated from Alexandria University in 1961 with a degree in law. He was appointed to the Court of Cassation in 1985 and became its vice president in 1989 before retiring in June 2011.
Mekky is known as a judicial reformer. Together with his older brother Mahmoud Mekky, now Egypt’s vice president, and Husam al-Ghiryani, now director of the Constituent Assembly, he was a prominent member of a judicial reform movement that attracted great attention during the last decade. He is thus considered to be one of Egypt’s most prominent reformist judges.