- November 25, 2009
Administrative Court to judge in four public opinion cases
Anticipated verdicts concerning 4 cases, which were to be heard by Judge Adel Farghali,of the Administrative Court are expected in public opinion cases.
The Court shall decide on an appeal submitted by Dr. Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh, Secretary-General of the Arab Doctors Union, in which he requested the altering of the decision made prohibiting the Arab Doctors’ Union relief and aid convoys heading to Palestinians from entering the Gaza Strip through the Rafah border crossing.
The lawsuit demanded the opening of Rafah crossing filed by a set of lawyers led by Muhammad Toson and Abdel-Moneim Abdel-Maksoud challenging the President of the Republic, and the Foreign, Interior and Defense ministers demanding the speedy rule to suspend the decision of the President and others stipulating the closure of the Rafah border crossing.
An appeal demanding the suspension of the negative decision in refraining from issuing a decision aimed to reject the replacement of any commercial, industrial or other businesses with debts and assets of insurance funds which are deposited in the National Investment Bank (NIB) will also be observed.
It shall also examine an appeal demanding to suspend the implementation or abolish the decision of privatization of health insurance as the Prime Minister’s Decree No. 637 for the year 2007 which has founded that the “Egyptian Holding Company will be established for health care to take form of joint stock companies in partnership with individuals and organizations and be entitled to set up subsidiary companies to exercise its activity and related activities as determined by this resolution and the Statute.”
In another context, First Circuit will consider an appeal by Rashad Naji, labor leader who led the mill workers’ calling for the raise of minimum wage submitted contesting the Prime Minister and, Ministry of Economic Planning and Development’s decision in their capacity to commit the administrative body to fix minimum wages in commensurate with the high prices and pursuant to Article 34 of the Labor Code 12 for 2003.
Circuit of Education Matters, headed by Judge Anwar Khalifa, will also consider the first hearing filed by 42 students, who possess Saudi Arabian Secondary School certificates since Al-Azhar University refused to enroll them and accept their papers in the faculties which stipulate a high school average after they had persevered in their studies for a month under the pretext of minor mismatches between Saudi Arabia’s certificates Al-Azhar secondary school.
Dr. Ahmed Al Tayeb, Al-Azhar University’s president, will be questioned on his refusal to accept these students and the inequality between them and other nationalities that have certificates from their home countries such as Palestine, Turkey and Kuwait. He will be indicted of violating Article 40 of Egypt’s Constitution, which provides “All citizens are equal before the law” in addition to the breaching of Article 13, which states that “ Education is a right guaranteed to all, and violation of Article 8 of the Constitution, which states that “The State shall guarantee equality of opportunity to all citizens.”
The Islamic Research Academy issued a decree on the female secondary school students who received their education in Saudi Arabia claiming that Saudi Arabia’s General Secondary School Certificate satisfies the requirements of Al-Azhar certificate as they study Islamic subjects such as hadith, jurisprudence, Quranic exegesis, and other shari’a disciplines taught in Al-Azhar University, and more importantly the Holy Quran.