Yussef Auf has been a judge in Egypt since 2007. From 2002 to 2007 he served as an agent for the public prosecutor. In these roles he has supervised a variety of electoral processes, such as the 2004 and 2005 parliamentary elections, the 2005 presidential election, and the 2005, 2007, 2011, and 2012 public referendums. He holds law degrees (LL.B. and LLM) from Cairo University and a diploma in Islamic studies from the Cairo Institute of Islamic Studies. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in constitutional law and political systems at Cairo University's law school, where he also serves as a lecturer in Islamic law. In 2012 he was a Hubert Humphrey Fellow at American University’s Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C., where he studied political science. He also trained with the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) in the spring of 2012 and is currently a non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, Washington, D.C. Auf is interviewed regularly by Al Jazeera English and Egypt’s Nile TV.

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