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November 16 2011


Elections 101: Egypt's new electoral system explained | 2011-11-16

An infograph by sums up Egypt's new electoral system. Click here to download pdf of this infograph.

By   Heba Fahmy / Daily News Egypt November 16, 2011, 5:41 pm

CAIRO: Egypt’s electoral system is “complicated and difficult for any ordinary Egyptian to comprehend and implement," experts believe, as political powers remain optimistic that it will help them secure a place in a parliament long dominated by members of the former regime.

The first parliamentary elections following the ouster of president Hosni Mubarak are expected to attract an electorate that traditionally boycotted elections. Over 18 million Egyptians voted in a referendum in March, an indication of voter confidence in a new era free of the rigging and electoral fraud that tainted the previous one.


March 29 2011



What is crucial and devastating here is that for English law the university’s buildings are private property. The  Supreme Court judgment in Meier set out the law that applies: The occupied campus is owned by the management-claimants. The student-defendants are mere interlopers, who have come on to it unasked and may now be physically removed. There is no analogy to be drawn with Mayor of London v. Hall, which concerned resolutely ‘public’ space. As such, in the possession cases, free speech and free assembly are secondary activities of the privately-owned university and not its primary properties. Their pursuit can only rarely defeat the demands of rightful ownership and orderly land use (see this report of the first UCL injunction and School of Oriental and African Studies v. Persons Unknown). And so, a student occupation is not a legitimate political claim but a land tort. The management’s claim, to staunch the loss of revenue from a saleable space, or to the preservation of health and safety (see e.g. the Cambridge Vice-Chancellor’s statement on last winter’s occupation of the Combination Room) must always take precedence.


Máiréad Enright: Use of Private Law to Control Student Occupations | Critical Legal Thinking 2011-03-28
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