human rights

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.

Egypt expresses readiness to cooperate with UN on protecting children against violations during armed conflicts

Sun, 05 Jun 2022 - 03:15 GMT

Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry received Sunday UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Virginia Gamba.

986 inmates released as Presidential Pardon Committee resumes meetings

Wed, 04 May 2022 - 04:34 GMT

A total of 986 inmates have been pardoned by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Eid al-Fitr, according to a Tuesday statement by the Ministry of Interior.

Four US correctional officers charged with second-degree murdering of elderly inmate in Florida

Sat, 30 Apr 2022 - 01:25 GMT

Four US officers have been charged with murdering an elderly and disabled prisoner in Florida.

41 activists to be released from pre-trial detention per State Security Prosecution decree

Sun, 24 Apr 2022 - 03:33 GMT

A total of 41 activists will be released Sunday and Monday per a State Security Prosecution decree, getting to spend the approaching Eid al-Fitr with their families.

'Egypt strongly condemns deliberate insult of Holy Quran by extremist rightists in Sweden': Foreign Ministry

Mon, 18 Apr 2022 - 01:13 GMT

The country also asserted the necessity of respecting others' right in religious freedom, which is one of the human rights.

Wrap up of EU's Human rights envoy's visit to Egypt: challenge and promising future

Thu, 14 Apr 2022 - 04:19 GMT

Human rights in Egypt have many challenges as well as promising opportunities, , head of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) Moushira Khattab said Thursday as European Union Eamon Gilmore wrapped up his three-day visit to Egypt.

EU's human rights envoy meets with human rights organizations in Egypt

Thu, 14 Apr 2022 - 12:00 GMT

The Arab Network for Digital Media and Human Rights (ANDMHR) participated in a meeting with the EU Human Rights representative for human rights on Wednesday.

Egyptian MPs meet with EU human rights envoy

Wed, 13 Apr 2022 - 06:33 GMT

The Human Rights Committee of the House of Representatives met with the European Union’s envoy for human rights and the EU ambassador to Cairo on Tuesday.

Egypt’s FM affirms to Blinken need to address human rights file within comprehensive approach

Wed, 13 Apr 2022 - 05:40 GMT

Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry affirmed to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken the need to address human rights within a comprehensive approach that takes into account the peculiarity of communities.

Egyptian NGO sheds light on high number of terrorism victims in Africa in 1 month

Wed, 13 Apr 2022 - 10:55 GMT

Egypt-based Maat for Peace, Development and Human Rights issued Wednesday its monthly report dubbed "Lens of Terror Operations on the African Continent" for March 2022.