human rights

National Council for Human Rights demands return of child 'Shenouda' to his foster family until adoption lawsuit's conclusion

Sun, 08 Jan 2023 - 03:44 GMT

The then childless couple found the boy, who was only a few days/weeks old, in 2018 in front of the gate of a church.

Manpower Ministry: Egypt attaches great importance to eliminating child labor in all its forms

Mon, 05 Dec 2022 - 12:14 GMT

The meeting aimed to present what has been accomplished in Egypt's "national plan", and to present the tasks and formation of the Child Labor Combat Unit.

Egyptian Senate expresses 'discontent' with European Parliament's resolution on human rights

Sun, 27 Nov 2022 - 02:38 GMT

Speaker of the Egyptian Senate Abdel Wahab Abdel Razek issued a statement Sunday in response to a resolution issued by the European Parliament on human rights on November 24.

Egypt slams European parliament report on human rights situation

Fri, 25 Nov 2022 - 07:25 GMT

The Egyptian Parliament expressed its complete rejection to the European Parliament decision issued on 11/24/2022 regarding the human rights situation in Egypt.

Widow of Egyptian Army martyr addresses international community on Alaa Abdel Fatah

Wed, 09 Nov 2022 - 03:43 GMT

Member of the House of Representatives Eman El Alfy, who is also the widow of Armed Forces Martyr Adel Abdel Hamid Eid Hassan, posted a video on Facebook Wednesday.

Egyptian lawyer Abul Komsan from COP27: Why did Sanaa Attack Me?

Wed, 09 Nov 2022 - 02:12 GMT

Abul Komsan, who was attending a panel held by Alaa’s sister Sanaa Seif at the COP27 Blue Zone headquarters in Sharm El-Sheikh, was trying to ask a question about Alaa’s “incitement” but she was not allowed to complete her question. So, Abul Komsan decided to take to Facebook to clarify her situation regarding the question in a short video, under the title “Why did Sanaa Attack Me?”

Egypt's mission to UN rejects statement of High Commissioner for Human Rights on releasing Alaa Abd el-Fattah

Wed, 09 Nov 2022 - 01:13 GMT

The Egyptian mission to the United Nations in Geneva said Tuesday that it rejects a statement by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, that calls for the release of Alaa Abd el-Fattah,” an Egyptian citizen who has been tried, convicted and is currently serving his sentence.”

Lawyer Negad el-Borai says promoting human rights is ‘continuous process’; hails recent ‘positive steps’ in Egypt

Sun, 06 Nov 2022 - 06:57 GMT

Egypt Today interviewed Sunday the Human Rights Lawyer and the member of the National Dialogue Board of Trustees, Negad el-Borai, who told us about the latest developments for the preparation for the first national dialogue between political powers in Egypt, the status of human rights and COP27.

Photos: President Sisi salutes police martyrs, urges graduates to respect people's humanity, law enforcement

Mon, 10 Oct 2022 - 10:28 GMT

Sisi made the remarks as he attended on Monday the 2022 graduation ceremony of police cadets at the Police Academy in New Cairo in the presence of Minister of Interior Mahmoud Tawfik, Minister of Defense Mohamed Zaki, and other high-level officials.

Gov't allocates LE 520M to building new nurseries, schools in Egypt

Tue, 04 Oct 2022 - 07:31 GMT

According to the development plan, it is intended under the "Providing Quality Education and Knowledge Education" program to continue the efforts made to achieve the goal of the National Human Rights Strategy.

Experts in UNHRC call for protecting human rights from AI challenges

Fri, 23 Sep 2022 - 10:00 GMT

A number of international experts in artificial intelligence (AI) and human rights, along with international organizations and individuals, called for a unified effort through an international action and legal framework to protect human rights privacy when it comes to adopting AI technologies.

Human rights committee at parliament recommends creating unified database for services for people with disabilities

Sat, 10 Sep 2022 - 06:13 GMT

The Senate Human Rights and Social Solidarity Committee called for the creation of a unified database for services to people with disabilities.

National Dialogue initiative selects 12 rapporteurs for 3 departments

Mon, 05 Sep 2022 - 09:57 GMT

Twelve rapporteurs for the National Dialogue were selected Monday by the initiatives board of trustees.

Senate committee for Human Rights sends social protection-related recommendations to Egypt's gov't

Sat, 27 Aug 2022 - 10:47 GMT

The parliamentary recommendation comes in the light of its study of the economic and social development plan for the new fiscal year 2022/2023 in the field of competence of the committee.

Egyptian activists Alaa Abdel Fattah, Ahmed Douma, Alimi on list of pardoned prisoners

Sat, 16 Jul 2022 - 09:12 GMT

Today, six inmates were released as per a presidential pardon on Saturday, announced lawmaker Mohamed Abdel Aziz, member of the Presidential Pardon Committee.

11 points summing up first session of National Dialogue

Tue, 05 Jul 2022 - 03:19 GMT

The National Dialogue kicked off Tuesday on live T.V., setting guidelines for the conversation and the expected outcomes.

Representing 67 states: Egypt demands UN action on human rights pertaining to water

Wed, 29 Jun 2022 - 12:40 GMT

Egypt's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office at Geneva Ahmed Gamal El Din delivered a joint statement representing 67 states at the 50th session of the Council for Human Rights (UNCHR).

Caregivers who neglect, withhold care from elderly to be imprisoned: Egypt’s law

Mon, 20 Jun 2022 - 10:51 GMT

The law regulating the rights of the elderly in Egypt has set a punishment of imprisonment and fine to any one charged with caring for elderly person, and neglects to perform assigned duties.

Addressing climate change from youth parliamentarian perspective: 8th Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians kicks off in Sharm el-Sheikh

Wed, 15 Jun 2022 - 03:29 GMT

The 8th Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians launched in Sharm el-Sheikh Wednesday, under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.

UN High Commissioner praises steps taken by President Sisi to advance human rights file in Egypt

Thu, 09 Jun 2022 - 12:03 GMT

Bachelet congratulated Khattab on assuming the position of president of the council, to be the first woman to occupy this position, and praised her internationally recognized expertise, the statement added.