Illegitimate Privatization in Egypt

Re-nationalization or the reversal of illegitimate privatizations? LoR Contributor Yasmine Gado reports from Cairo on the legal battles resulting from Mubarak-era liberalization policies. Several weeks ago on 21 September, Cairo’s Administrative Court issued a landmark decision and “re-nationalized” three companies, Shebin El-Kom Textile Company, the Tanta Company for Linen and Derivatives and the Steam Boilers…

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They’re in such a state

The legal advisors of foreign ministries around the world months ago advised their political bosses that the Palestinian bid for membership at the United Nations is unproblematic. Legally. Palestine certainly meets the standard criteria for recognition as a state (see the 1933 Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States or this excellent summary…

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