بيانات وأخبار صحفية

17 January 2013

Invitation for a press conference

"25 January 2013: The Revolution Two Years On.. Injustice Continues"

State crimes remain unpunished: the Interior Ministry is above the law

and the Public Prosecution is missing in action

 

13 January 2013

Overturning of Mubarak and Adli Conviction Expected Outcome of a Flawed Trial

 

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) said that the Court of Cassation’s ruling today to overturn the conviction of ousted president Mubarak and his interior minister Habib al-Adli was the expected outcome of a flawed, disappointing trial. The EIPR said that the retrial must avoid the grave mistakes of the first trial that led to the annulment of the judgments issued.


8 January 2013

Reuters photojournalist prosecuted by before military tribunal

The undersigned Egyptian human rights organizations strongly condemn the arrest of photojournalist Mohamed Sabry and his referral to an expedited military trial after he was detained while preparing a story for Reuters in the Rafah area in northern Sinai. We demand that Sabry be released immediately and that the Military Prosecution drop the charges of being present in a military zone without permission and taking photographs.

16 December 2012

Amended tax laws and postponed implementation: The Worst is yet to Come

In the midst of the crisis sparked by the first constitutional declaration issued on 22 November, President Mohamed Morsy issued several presidential laws by decree with economic consequences. The first, Law 100/2012, increased the price of Mazut supplied to electrical plants from LE1,000 to LE2,300 per ton. This is consistent with previous decrees raising electricity prices as an indivisible part of reducing energy subsidies.

12 December 2012

The President, his Group, and the Government Must Cease their Policy of Targeting Female Activists and Excluding Women from the Public Sphere

The undersigned feminist and human rights organizations express deep concern due to the escalation of state policies that reinforce the state of impunity and which refrain from protecting citizens and securing peaceful assemblies. The organizations also condemn the perpetuation of the approach of groups that support the regime in targeting female activists and excluding women from the public sphere through direct incitement and aggression.

 

25 November 2012

Against the backdrop of a land dispute on Qursaya Island: At Least Three Dead, Several Injured by Military Police and 25 Detained by Military Prosecutor

Three Egyptian rights organizations strongly condemned today the crimes committed by Military Police forces against residents of Qursaya Island, located in the governor ate of Giza, at dawn on Sunday, 18 November, which left at least three civilians dead and more than five others wounded.

24 November 2012

Rights Groups File Urgent Lawsuit against Presidential Decree

This morning 25 Egyptian advocacy organizations filed a lawsuit before the Court of Administrative Justice seeking the annulment of the President’s decree issuing a new constitutional declaration on 21 November and an expedited injunction suspending the decree. The suit (no. 9252/67JY) asks that a hearing on the petition, filed with the first circuit (rights and liberties), be set as soon as possible.

19 November 2012

“No” to constitution establishing political and theocratic tyranny; Egyptian rights groups reject draft constitution

The undersigned human rights organizations express their rejection of the content and philosophy of the draft constitution proposed by the Constituent Assembly and scheduled to be voted on in a referendum within the coming month. The undersigned organizations emphasize that this draft constitution  does not represent the cultural, religious, ethnic, and political diversity of Egyptian society.

12 November 2012

Letter from parties, NGOs,syndicates and political movements to the IMF

Dr. Hisham Qandil

Prime Minister of Egypt

Magles El Shaab St.,

Kasr El Aini St.Cairo

 

11 November 2012

One Day One Struggle - Celebration of Everyday Feminism and Honoring of Iman Salama

On Friday November 9th 2012, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), the New Women Foundation (NWF) and Women and Memory Forum (WMF) joined other global organizations in the 'One Day, One Struggle' campaign to celebrate everyday feminism, women’s daily struggles and commemorate the life of Iman Salama, the young woman who fought against harassment and lost her life as a result.

 

8 October 2012

Amr Adly: Egypt’s withering paternalism and the future of its political economy

Published in Egypt Independent, accessed 8 October 2012, http://www.egyptindependent.com/opinion/egypt-s-withering-paternalism-and-future-its-political-economy

Egypt’s withering paternalism and the future of its political economy

24 September 2012

Understanding Teachers' Demands Using the Right to Education Lens

A commentary on the teachers' strike
Motaz Attala – Right to Education Program Officer

24 September 2012

Lack of Redress for Women Who Underwent Forced "Virginity Tests" Challenged by Egyptian and International NGOs

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) and INTERIGHTS have initiated a case against Egypt following its failure to address violations by army personnel against female detainees, in what has come to be known as the “virginity tests” incident. The case, brought to the African Commission, alleges violations of the African Charter, to which Egypt is a signatory.

19 September 2012

Oil Companies in Egypt Use Controversial Technology Banned in a Number of Countries - EIPR warns: gas extraction using hydraulic fracturing threatens Egypt’s water resources

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights calls on the Egyptian government to place an immediate moratorium on unconventional extraction activities using hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, at least until independent impact studies have been conducted and made public, and regulations have been created. Fracking involves pumping a chemical cocktail of toxic and carcinogenic substances deep underground to facilitate gas extraction.

18 September 2012

Eight rights groups file a complaint with the Public Prosecutor on the arrest of Albert Saber Ayyad and his family’s expulsion from their home

Today eight advocacy groups filed a complaint with the Public Prosecutor against the Minister of Interior and several police personnel with the Marg police station regarding the arrest of Albert Saber Ayyad and his detention without a warrant from the prosecution and without being apprehended in the commission of a crime, on the grounds that several residents of Marg filed a complaint against him accusing him of defaming religion.

18 September 2012

Joint Letter to EBRD


2012 Sir Suma Chakrabarti 

President, EBRD 

One Exchange Square 

11 September 2012

EIPR fears European Bank's future operations in Egypt will lack commitment to its founding values

As the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is poised to decide on starting operations in Egypt, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) fears the bank may renege on its own founding charter to close deals in the country.

EIPR has noticed a lack of clear commitment to the standards of democracy and human rights stated in Article 1 of the charter governing the bank's operations. 

17 July 2012

What is the Role of Egypt in the Negotiations of the International Arms Trade Treaty in New York?

The 193 UN member states have been gathered at the United Nations’ headquarters in New York since the 2nd of July to negotiate an international treaty aimed at regulating and controlling the conventional arms trade. This historic treaty is supposed to be adopted on the 27th of July, but the obstacles are so many.