"Reclaiming and Redefining Rights" ICDP+20: The Status of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Middle East and North Africa
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25 January 2013: The Revolution Two Years On ... Injustice Continues State crimes remained unpunished: the Interior Ministry is above the law and the Public Prosecution is missing in action
The Egyptian police continue to systematically deploy violence and torture, and at times even kill. Although the January revolution was sparked in large part by police practices and vocally demanded an end to these practices, accountability for all offenders and the establishment of permanent instruments to prevent their recurrence, two years after the Revolution the situation remains unchanged. Indeed, some moments in 2011 and 2012 were worse than before the Revolution.
Executive summary and recommendations
In every clash between demonstrators and security forces since the January revolution, the security forces involved in the violence, whether they were police or army, justified the killing and injuring of demonstrators with excuses such as: that the demonstrators were the ones who started the violence, that the security forces used only legitimate means to defend public property and defend themselves, or that the killings were not carried out by the security forces themselves,
Summary and Recommendations: for 18 days, starting on the 25th January, Egypt witnessed mass demonstrations demanding the downfall of Hosni Mubarak's regime. The demonstrations turned into severe clashes between security forces and protesters on the 28th January. As a result, that evening all police forces withdrew from their positions, while the armed forces took over their role.
Introduction: On July 28th 2011, the World Health Organisation celebrated World Hepatitis Day for the first time. On this occasion, the WHO highlights that there are around 350 million people suffering from chronic hepatitis B and around 170 million people suffering from chronic hepatitis C (HCV) worldwide. Moreover, it urges member states of the WHO and all other countries to provide treatment and preventative measures to all those affected by this disease.
In May 2010, Egypt enacted Law 64 of year 2010 on Combating Trafficking in Persons. This law provides a definition of “crimes of trafficking in persons” and stipulates the penalties applicable. It also guarantees certain rights to victims of trafficking and imposes a duty of the state to ensure their full protection. At the time of writing (October 2010), the Implementing Statute of the law has not been issued.
Two Years of Sectarian Violence: What happened? Where do we begin? An Analytical Study of Jan 2008 -Jan 2010
Introduction- 1. Egypt is no different than other societies comprised of individuals and groups espousing different religious beliefs and affiliated with various religious communities. Many societies are able to live with these differences and, indeed, build on this diversity to enrich public life. Other societies, whether by design or default, are unable to manage diversity, some to the extent that they are unable to uphold coexistence.
Introduction- Organ transplantation is, without a doubt, one of the most significant achievements in modern medicine. In many cases, it is the only treatment for the late stages of organ failure and chronic heart, liver and kidney disease. Organ transplants continue to give hope to millions of people around the world.
This Report- examines the most significant developments in Egypt for freedom of religion and belief during the months of October, November and December 2009.
Supplementary Information on Egypt Presented to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women
This submission is intended to supplement the combined 6th and 7th periodic report of the government of Egypt, which is scheduled to be reviewed by the CEDAW Committee during its 45th Session.
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) filed an urgent lawsuit (no. 64/2457) with the Court of Administrative Justice seeking the suspension of the Minister of Health decree that went into effect on 25 September 2009. The decree establishes a new pricing system for drugs in Egypt, which will inevitably entail a sharp increase in prices.
Introduction- The history of health insurance in Egypt began with the establishment of the General Health Insurance Organization in 1964. It was then followed by the issuance of several laws created to gradually guarantee the right to health insurance to all citizens.
Report Summary- this report documents inter-religious sectarian attacks, and security interventions and abuses seen in cases in which Christians engage in religious rites in private buildings or attempt to obtain a license to establish new churches or are suspected of intending to turn existing buildings, or buildings under construction, into churches.
Introduction- In 1996, the General Assembly of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) endorsed the Madrid Declaration on Ethical Standards for Psychiatric Practice as a reference to guide and organize the ethics and morality of the profession of psychiatry. It stressed that all its members follow these guidelines in the exercise of their profession.
I. Introduction- This report offers the collective testimony of the Forum for Independent Human Rights NGOs1 on the human rights situation in Egypt. Although the report focuses on the last four years, it relies on the products of nearly a quarter century of human rights advocacy and activism, both on the ground and in the legal arena.
This report presents the proceedings of a roundtable discussion organized by the Health and Human Rights Program of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) for a group of public-health policy experts to give them the opportunity to exchange views on public and total health expenditure, and its impact on health systems and citizens’ health. Participants explored ways of improving the status quo and guaranteeing citizens’ right to integrated, humane health care.
Joint NGO submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the occasion of the seventh session of the Universal Periodic Review 2010. A selective submission on compliance with economic and social rights obligations.
Report Summary- this report addresses the most significant developments seen in Egypt in the field of freedom of religion and belief in the months of April, May and June of 2009. The report documents six cases of Muslim-Christian sectarian violence that took place in the period under review in the governorates of Giza, Alexandria, Gharbya, Dakahlia, Beni Soueif and Qena.