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September 2, 2019

Discussion was continuing in parliament this year before it adjourned for the summer recess regarding the amendment of the old tenancy law for non-residential properties, with the discussion of a new law being postponed to the upcoming parliamentary round. 

Under the old law, rents determined years ago may no longer be compatible with the current value of […]

July 5, 2019

The dialogue between civilisations has always been an indispensable way to understand the different cultures, lifestyles, and worldviews of different people in the international community. 

In 2001, then secretary-general of the UN Kofi Anan proclaimed that year as the International Year of Dialogue among Civilisations, saying that “the United Nations itself was created in the belief that dialogue can triumph over discord, that diversity is a universal value and that the peoples of the world are far more united by their common fate than they are divided by their separate identities […]

March 24, 2019

Egypt has been making important legislative and other efforts to deal with the problem of illegal migration

Two weeks ago, the First Arab-European Summit meeting was held in Sharm El-Sheikh in the presence of heads of government of the Arab and European countries to discuss joint challenges and mutual cooperation, particularly Arab-European relations in the political, security and economic fields […]

October 17, 2018

Preventing child marriage is a development priority as well as a matter of human rights, with legislation, education and community attitudes all having a role to play

It is not an easy thing to take away someone’s innocence and childhood, especially if it is taken from those who cannot defend it because of their weakness and by those who are supposed to be the source of their strength, in other words their parents […]

August 15, 2018

Almost seven years have passed since the outbreak of the Syrian Revolution in 2011 when the first demonstrations broke out in the capital Damascus and the southern city of Deraa calling for the overthrow of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and his government.

The subsequent seven years have been plagued by a full-scale civil war, terrorist incidents and generalised armed conflict, leading to the displacement of nearly five million Syrian citizens outside Syria, according to UN figures  […]

Jun 20, 2018

Many European Union countries now offer incentives to foreign investors in the form of permanent residency rights or easier requirements for citizenship

A previous article in Al-Ahram Weekly touched on Egyptian laws governing the foreign ownership of real estate in Egypt, including the advantages granted to foreigners in tourist areas and the restrictions on ownership in strategic areas and the Sinai Peninsula […]

March 15, 2018

Mediation can lead to win-win solutions to business disputes, making countries more attractive to international investors

Mediation is a method of settling disputes by amicable means and is defined as an alternative way of resolving disputes between the parties through a third party called a “mediator” to reach an appropriate settlement […]

January 31, 2018

As a method of settling disputes by amicable means, arbitration is a legal alternative for the resolution of civil or commercial disputes outside the courts in which the parties to a dispute refer it to one or more arbitrators by whose decision they agree to be bound. As was said by the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, “an arbitrator goes by the equity of a case, a judge by the strict law.” […]

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