January 10th, 2010 by Editor
The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) will hold a seminar on “The law of real estate tax ” on Wednesday, 13/1/2010 at Pyramiza hotel -Al Befion hall on Wednesday 13/1/2010 at 5:00 P.M . The seminar will include a group of law and economic experts and university professors.
Mr. Hafez Abu Seada, Secretary General of EOHR clarified that the seminar aims at discussing the substance of the law , pros and cons, social and economic effects ,its positive and negative sides and study the international and Arabic experiments stated in this regard .
Abu Seada added that the seminar comes within a campaign launched by EOHR in the last of December against the imposition of tax on the right to housing, in order to convince the Egyptian legislator to amend the law of real estate to conform with article 11 of the International Covenant on Economic and Social rights and the comments of the United Nations committee for economic, social rights and paragraph I of Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which was ratified by the Egyptian government . Also EOHR calls for imposing this tax on owners of real estate units of a different nature of housing, and the owners of more than one house to protect the rights of citizens. There are several civil society organizations joined this campaign.
The seminar agenda
The first aspect : The law of real estate tax … What is it , its causes and motives.
Speaker: Mr. Ashraf Al Araby, assistant of Finance Minister and head of the Egyptian Tax department.
The second aspect : The law of real estate tax … economic and social impacts
Speaker: Dr.. Hamdi Abdul Azim , former head of Al Sadat Academy for Administrative Sciences.
Mr. Abdul-Khaliq Farouq, economic expert at Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies.
The third aspect I: the law of real estate tax … Pros and Cons
Speaker: Dr.. Ahmed Abu Baraka , Member of the parliament
Mr. Sayed Shaban, Lawyer at cassation court.
The fourth aspect: The law of real estate tax… and the extent of constitutionality.
Speaker: Dr. Atef Al Banna , professor of constitutional law at Cairo University
Dr. Tharwat Badawi, professor of constitutional law at Cairo University
The fifth aspect : The law of real estate tax … violation of the right to housing
Speaker: Ahmed Seif Al Islam, Lawyer at cassation court
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