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Amany el-Rafei

Former Head of the Administrative Prosecution Authority (APA)

Rafei, was born in Alexandria governorate, She graduated with a BA in law from Alexandria University in 1971; then she obtained a Master’s degree in public law two years later.
She started her law career at the APA in 1975 as an administrative prosecution deputy at many sectors in her home-city of Alexandria, until she was promoted to work at the Technical Office of the APA Chairman in 1994.
She was then the Director of several administrative representations in Alexandria as of 2006, and in 2011 she took her post as an agent for the Alexandria technician’s office and then as an agent for the Alexandria disciplinary branch to be selected in March 2018 as an agent for theappeals chamber’s technical office.  Rafei is the fifth woman to head a judicial authority in Egypt.
The Administrative Prosecution Authority (APA) is governed by Law 117/1958 to monitor and investigate all civil servants in all ministries and agencies at all levels in the republic. The APA investigates administrative and financial crimes, and it has the mandate to hand over perpetrators to criminal courts. The APA also serves as an internal reporting mechanism to which public officials may direct their complaints or reports of corruption.