human rights

"Human Rights and Double Standards" intellectual meeting to be held on Dec. 23

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 - 01:58 GMT

The Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Mustafa El-Feki chairs, on December 23, an intellectual meeting organized by the library in Cairo under the title: "Human Rights and Double Standards".

Egypt is committed to human rights at large as part of development strategy: Sameh Shoukry

Tue, 22 Dec 2020 - 01:36 GMT

Egypt is committed to the protection and enhancement of human rights, where human rights are at the heart of the state’s development strategy, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said Tuesday.

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

Sat, 19 Dec 2020 - 12:55 GMT

The Coordination of Parties Youth and Politicians (CPYP) received the Friday European Union 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.

“Human Rights & the Culture of a Civilized Society” symposium to be held in Heliopolis Library on Dec. 19

Thu, 17 Dec 2020 - 01:15 GMT

The Heliopolis Library will organize on December 19 at 6 p.m. a cultural symposium entitled "Human Rights and the Culture of a Civilized Society".

Foreign Ministry: Egypt taking serious steps to promote human rights

Thu, 10 Dec 2020 - 01:48 GMT

This came in the ministry's statement on the Human Rights Day on December 10 which coincides with the anniversary of the United Nations' adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Sisi-Macron presser: Many agreements, two heated disagreements

Tue, 08 Dec 2020 - 01:26 GMT

Presidents Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Emmanuel Macron highlighted many aspects of agreement in a press conference in Paris Monday, while a few topics remain contested.

Maat foundation issue complaint to UN against Qatari arbitrary measures towards citizens

Wed, 02 Dec 2020 - 06:50 GMT

Maat Foundation for Peace, Development and Human Rights renewed its complaint to the United Nations against Qatar, after the authorities have ignored the foundation previous calls to cancel the travel ban, and citizens imprisonment

Egypt’s EIPR executive director re-detained for 15 days pending investigations

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 - 01:04 GMT

Bashir and two other accused employees are facing accusations of joining a terrorist group and committing terrorism and finance-related crime.

Egypt launches new project to hold pre-trial detention hearings ‘virtually’

Wed, 21 Oct 2020 - 04:50 GMT

The virtual proceedings will allow direct communication between the judge, the detained in his/her place of detention, and the latter’s lawyer, through a secured audio-video network connecting a number of courts and prisons,

Egypt draws up first 'National Human Rights Strategy'

Sun, 18 Oct 2020 - 08:50 GMT

Members of the Supreme Standing Committee on Human Rights discussed on Saturday a primary draft of the first National Strategy for Human Rights.

Egypt amends high school economics textbook on human rights to comply with 1993 Vienna Declaration

Sat, 29 Aug 2020 - 02:18 GMT

The Ministry of Education has decided to amend the economics textbook for high school for the new academic year, in order to comply with the standards and principles of human rights and national obligations in this field.

Egyptian NGO organizes training for Senate vote observers ‘to ensure professional monitoring’

Mon, 20 Jul 2020 - 08:26 GMT

The Egyptian Coalition for Human Rights and Development (ECHRD) has organized a training course for observers of the Senate elections, set to be held in August, with the participation of representatives of 25 non-governmental organizations.

United Nations commends Egypt's efforts to eradicate FGM

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 - 11:49 GMT

On The National Day to Eradicate FGM that takes place on June 15, the United Nations in Egypt commended the efforts deployed by the country to combat the inhumane practice.

Libyan Tripoli's interim government militias torture Egyptian expats

Mon, 15 Jun 2020 - 05:54 GMT

Chair of the Human Rights Committee at the House of Speakers requested that the lower chamber issues a statement in response to the violations committed against Egyptians in Libya.

Egyptian LGBT rights activist dies by suicide in Canada after 'failing to survive'

Sun, 14 Jun 2020 - 03:29 GMT

Sarah Hegazi, an Egyptian communist and human rights activist known for defending the LGBT rights, is believed to have taken her own life in Canada. She left a handwritten message saying “I tried to survive and I failed.”

Egypt’s National Women Council hails decision to cancel pretrial detention for minor

Wed, 10 Jun 2020 - 09:31 GMT

The Attorney General ordered replacing pretrial detention for a TikTok influencer who is accused of “inciting immorality” with house arrest in a center hosting and securing battered women.

Egypt replies to UNHRC on 372 human rights recommendations

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 - 06:29 GMT

Egypt replied to 372 recommendations by the United Nations Human Rights Council during its participation in Geneva-held 43rd Regular Session of the Human Rights Council (UNHRC) activities.

Egypt’s human rights delegation takes part in 43rd Session of HRC

Mon, 09 Mar 2020 - 03:41 GMT

Egypt’s participation would last until March 14, said head of the National Society for Rights and Freedoms Walid Farouk in the statement.

NCHR: Egypt has successful, unique experience in combating illegal immigration

Mon, 02 Mar 2020 - 04:28 GMT

NCHR president explained the illegal immigration's ways in Africa and the reasons for it, including climate change and terrorism.

Human rights constitute important component of Egypt's development strategy

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 - 12:51 GMT

This came during Gamal el-Din's speech at the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council, which is currently being held in Geneva, Switzerland.