بيانات وأخبار صحفية

21 December 2014

EIPR condemns violation of privacy and urges fair trial for defendants

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights condemned in a statement Saturday the circumstances and procedures followed when on 7 December 2014 the police arrested 26 people in a public bathhouse in the Ramsis area of Cairo on charges of engaging in “perversion.” EIPR called for a fair trial for the defendants, whose case will begin before a Cairo court tomorrow, Sunday.

21 December 2014

EIPR: We Will Continue Our Human Rights Work in Egypt

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights today urged the government to end the climate of suspicion and threats currently characterizing its relationship with independent human rights organizations.

15 December 2014

The Absence of Transparency: An Economic Cost and An Infringement on Citizens’ Constitutional Rights

The public budget, with both revenues and expenditures, is the mirror reflecting the government’s social and economic biases and the choices governments make for the citizenry. It is thus the most fundamental, important expression of the political and economic preferences of the political regime.

10 December 2014

Questions and Answers Around Latest Changes to the Code of Criminal Procedures

The latest changes to the Code of Criminal Procedures in Egypt passed into law by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in November offer incremental improvements, but no magic bullet to fix Egypt's deeply flawed criminal justice system.

7 December 2014

Social Housing between Old Policies and Future Opportunities

Since the 1950s and to the present day, Egyptian governments have sponsored subsidized housing projects for limited-income Egyptians. These various projects go by many names, from popular housing, to economic housing, housing for youth and the future, and most recently social housing; one project carried the name of deposed former president Hosni Mubarak.

4 December 2014

Executive Summary Of The Fact-Finding Commission's Report: Falls Short Of Expectations

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) welcomes the publication of some of the findings and recommendations of the Fact-Finding Commission for the events of June 30, and calls on the government to create a follow-up mechanism to implement its recommendations including instituting necessary legal and institutional reforms to guarantee non-repetition of gross human rights violations.

29 November 2014

Mubarak’s Verdict: A New Blow For The Justice System In Egypt

Justice was dealt another severe blow, said the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) following today's ruling by the Cairo Criminal Court dismissing the case against Mubarak and acquitting former interior minister Habib el-Adly and six of his aides in their retrial over the killing of hundreds of protesters during the 25 January Revolution.

25 November 2014

Seven Fishermen Continue To Be Held Incommunicado In Violation Of The Law

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) demands the opening of an immediate, independent investigation into the incident of the attack against 4 fishing boats in Damietta on Tuesday, November 11. The incident is engulfed in ambiguity and lack of information particularly regarding the fate of 7 out of 32 fishermen who were arrested during the events.

24 November 2014

Launch Of The Second Phase Of The Campaign For A Communal Drafting Of A Patient Rights Charter

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights and its partners in the patients’ rights project announce the beginning of phase two of the project: the community-wide drafting of a patients’ rights charter in Egypt.

18 November 2014

Partial Solution To The Crisis Of Street Vendors at Masr Station In Alexandria

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights welcomes the cooperation of the Alexandria governorate in finding a solution to the crisis of street vendors that will preserve the sellers’ sole livelihood by building kiosks in the environs of Masr Station, instead of arbitrarily moving them to another location, as was the case in Cairo, without consideration for compromise solutions that balance the vendors’ constitutional right to work and the government’s regulatory duties.

18 November 2014

Rights Groups Call for Transparent and Serious Dialogue with the Government

The undersigned organizations call on the Ministry of Social Solidarity to engage in a serious, transparent dialogue on the role of civil society organizations in Egypt and the government’s fears and apprehensions about these groups. Rights groups have nothing to hide or avoid in such a dialogue.

11 November 2014

Supreme Health Council: an EIPR Proposal To Reform The Health System In Cooperation With The Ministry Of Health and Population

In early 2014, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) submitted a proposal to the government to reconstitute, develop, and animate the Supreme Council for Health Services, established by Republican Decree 61/1966 and amended in 1978 and 1993.

5 November 2014

UPR live blogging from UNHRC-Egypt's Session

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights will be sending live updates from the UN Human Rights’ Council today, 5th of November, to cover Egypt’s Periodic Review session in which a number of countries will be allowed to ask Egypt questions about the condition of human rights in the country, and give recommendation for improvements.

4 November 2014

The new HCV Treatment: Negotiations that Lack Transparency and a Medicine Egyptians Can't Afford

Last month, the government announced a new strategic plan to address hepatitis C virus (HCV) in Egypt, which claims the lives of thousands of Egyptians every year. The announcement was accompanied with a celebration of a deal with the pharmaceutical giant, Gilead, which would provide the Egyptian government with a new revolutionary treatment for HCV costing $300 per box.

4 November 2014

As a Result of a Direct Threat to their Work: Egyptian Human Rights Organizations Have Decided Not to Participate in Egypt’s UPR before the UN

The review of Egypt’s human rights record over the past four years will begin this week as part of the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review in Geneva.

3 November 2014

From Civil Society Groups to the UN: 100 Recommendations for the Egyptian Government on 12 Rights Issues Involving Violations in Law and Practice

The Universal Periodic Review of member states’ rights records before the UN Human Rights Council ends with the state under review announcing a commitment to a set of recommendations to improve the status of human rights and meet the demands of its citizens.

2 November 2014

Ongoing Violations Against Residents Of Hod al-Musallas In Muntazah

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights is deeply concerned about an imminent social catastrophe that could displace some 5,000 families out of their homes in rural Muntazah, located in the Alexandria governorate, following action taken by the Endowment Authority to expel them from agricultural land in their possession and convert the land into real estate investment projects.

30 October 2014

15 Independent Rights groups Condemn the Expansion in the Jurisdiction of Military Courts

The undersigned organizations express their extreme concern regarding the presidential decree, issued this week, which subjects the security and protection of a large number of public and vital establishments to the mandate of military facilities. This decree expands the jurisdiction of military courts and as such seriously jeopardizes citizens’ right to fair trials and further aggravates the current crisis of the Egyptian justice system.

29 October 2014

19 Rights Organizations Declare: A Dramatic Deterioration in the Status of Human Rights in Egypt over the Past Four Years

In preparation for Egypt’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) before the UN, scheduled for November 5, the Forum of Independent Egyptian Human Rights Organizations (the Forum), comprised of 19 organizations, published a joint report on the status of human rights in Egypt over the past four years. The report was sent to the UN Human Rights Council in March, the deadline for the submission of governmental and independent reports to be discussed during the UPR.

26 October 2014

EIPR Shocked by Verdict Against Human Rights Defender, Yara Sallam

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights is shocked and outraged by the sentence against its transitional justice officer, Yara Sallam, and 22 of her co-defendants to three years in prison for allegedly participating in a political march.