Egypt's party youths reject European Parliament's 'superior tone, lack of parliamentary experience'



Sat, 19 Dec 2020 - 12:55 GMT


Sat, 19 Dec 2020 - 12:55 GMT

Coordination of Party Youth and Politicians logo

Coordination of Party Youth and Politicians logo

CAIRO - 19 December 2020: The Coordination of Parties Youth and Politicians (CPYP) received the Friday European Parliament resolution on human rights in Egypt with indignation and expresses strong reservations on the false information that lacks context, and thus fails to reflect the reality in Egypt.  

CPYP rejects all the fallacies in the statement, calling on the European Parliament to focus on its member states and the human rights deficiencies in some of them, rather than giving itself a non-existent right to evaluate other countries. The human rights deficiencies within the EU are many, clear to the near and far and can be seen daily on various media outlets, revealing a clear duality of vision and a crudely out of context statement.

The resolution also reveals an attempt to politicize human rights and freedoms, as there has evidently been selectivity in facts and taking them out of context. This step by the European Parliament holds humanitarian slogans as a façade, but at its core it holds political, geopolitical and economic interests that uses such resolutions as “pressure cards” against Egypt. This approach is opportunistic and c clear violation of human rights.

CPYP also vehemently defends the Egyptian judiciary as an independent and transparent authority. Hence, the part relating to judiciary in the resolution is an unprecedented transgression in which the European Parliament installed itself as a guardian of the Egyptian judiciary, assessing its rulings and performance and directing endless accusations thereat.

Such a transgression is clear evidence of the poor political experience and the lack of parliamentary professionalism on the European Parliament’s part. The makers of the resolution apparently forgot the principle of separation of powers, which stipulates that the legislative and executive authorities shall not interfere in the affairs of the judicial authority.  

Egypt’s foreign politics is firm in respecting the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries, and on the basis of reciprocation does not accept any external party to interfere in its internal affairs.

Accordingly, CPYP calls on the European Parliament to commit to the United Nations General Assembly Resolution No. 2131 of 12/21/1965 concerning non-interference in the internal affairs of states and the protection of their independence and sovereignty.

Finally, CPYP rejects superior tone of the resolution as one that does not encourage any interaction or a constructive dialogue with Egypt and its partners in the European Union and may impede joint cooperation in many areas.



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