File - Minister of Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Omar Marwan
CAIRO – 21 December 2017: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is personally following the latest updates regarding human rights issues in the state, according to Minister of Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Omar Marwan.
He added during a press conference conducted at the State Information Service on Thursday that this issue is the president’s top priority.
Diaa Rashwan, head of the State Information Service, affirmed in his speech that Egypt's Prosecutor General Nabil Sadeq decided to establish a Human Rights Department to receive complaints and investigate reports of abuses.
Rashwan noted that the state is highly concerned about the condition of human rights, and therefore the Ministry of Legal and Parliamentary Affairs conducted a press conference on November 15 to address all of the file’s aspects and issued a detailed report on it.
Marwan’s commented during the conference in November that the report highlighted negative and positive aspects regarding the situation.
He stated that the report addressed human rights in health and society since 2014, adding that the report's final recommendations were handed over to the relevant authorities and ministries.
The report’s main recommendations included forming a committee to set a new human rights strategy for the country during the upcoming period to follow up with the current conditions, and to determine what needs to be adjusted regarding legislations guaranteeing better conditions for a human rights framework.
Additionally, a separate unit for human rights will be established within every ministry and governorate to receive civilians’ complaints and spread awareness among people concerning their rights.