human rights

Countdown to Egypt’s National Dialogue: What you need to know

Mon, 01 May 2023 - 09:13 GMT

Egypt’s long-awaited National Dialogue is only one day away with the first session of the dialogue scheduled to be held on Wednesday 3 May to discuss key political, economic, and social issues.

Egypt’s National Dialogue members meet with representatives of Human Rights NGOs

Sun, 09 Apr 2023 - 10:32 GMT

The participation aims at creating a positive atmosphere that helps start the dialogue sessions effectively, according to a statement issued by the Board of Trustees of the National Dialogue.

New intellectuals, human rights defenders join Egypt’s National Dialogue

Thu, 30 Mar 2023 - 11:49 GMT

"This matter comes in light of the National Dialogue’s keenness to include all the segments of the Egyptian society, and use the experience of its symbols and leaders in various fields," he continued.

30 people detained pending investigation released ahead of Ramadan

Wed, 22 Mar 2023 - 11:04 GMT

A total of 30 people detained pending investigation have been released, according to a Wednesday statement by the Presidential Pardon Committee.

5K Egyptian university students trained on national strategy of human rights

Fri, 10 Mar 2023 - 11:50 GMT

The National Council for Human Rights held meetings with nearly 5,000 male and female university students, aiming to raise awareness and promoting human rights among youths, announced Ambassador Moushira Khattab, President of the National Council for Human Rights.

Egypt’s justice minister heads to Geneva to review periodic human rights report

Sat, 25 Feb 2023 - 09:35 GMT

Egypt’s Justice Minister Omar Marwan headed for Geneva, Switzerland, on Saturday to lead a high-level delegation to review the fifth periodical report submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC), slated for Tuesday and Wednesday.

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.