Human rights organizations in the Arab world confirmed that the development and reform of the League of Arab States (LAS) requires the adoption of serious reforms, on top of which that the League embraces a new vision for its relationship with civ
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The undersigned organizations today stated that the acquittal of the military doctor accused in the 'virginity testing' case did not come as a surprise, and furthermore opens the door to the prosecution of members of the military council using int
The European Bank for Development and Reconstruction issues a strategy for Egypt that does not include human development as a goal
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) today urged the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, the Egyptian government and the People’s Assembly to take all immediate measures to demand that the American government release Egyptian nation
Civil society organisations, along with a number of academics and media figures, presented a draft Freedom of Informati
Five human rights organisations today held a press conference calling for a ban on the use of firearms in dispersing demonstrations.
Egypt Must Prevent Torture and Ensure Fair Trials Says Decision Endorsed by African Union
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights today issued the findings of its investigation into the sectarian attacks on Copts in the village of Sharbat, located in the Amiriya district of the governorate of Alexandria, in late January.
In the aftermath of the bloody events which took place in Port Said on Wednesday 1 February 2012, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) sent a fact-finding mission to the city.
In a letter Sent to MPs and Parliamentary Bodies: Field Marshal Tantawi’s Declaration Excepting Crimes of Thuggery is a Perpetuation of the Repressive Practices of the Mubarak State
On Tuesday, 17 January, the Court of Administrative Justice in Cairo will hear a case filed to suspend and abolish the Interior Minister decree permitting the use of firearms and live ammunition to disperse demonstrations and sit-ins (Decree 156/1
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) condemned the new policy of the Interior Minister that gives police officers a shoot to kill license, and offers bonuses to police officers who shoot and kill 'thugs'.
The undersigned organizations condemn the broad, ongoing attack on human rights organizations and civil society, which today included raids on several rights organizations that actively work to promote democracy.
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) said that the recurring statements made lately by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces and Ministry of Interior officials about the legitimacy of the use of violence against demonstrators, are
Military judges rule out live fire in the case of Mina Daniel and the rest of the Maspero martyrs, accepting that they were run over...
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) sent today urgent action requests to United Nations and African Commission special mechanisms, requesting their intervention regarding the unlawful killings, torture and denial of health care of p
11 Martyrs and More than 600 Wounded; At Least 203 Arrested… The Public Prosecutor Delays Providing Treatment to Those Detained… Security Forces Continue to Arbitrarily Arrest and Unlawfully Detain Demonstrators
A number of the field hospitals were targeted with tear gas canisters; several doctors were wounded and others arrested
60 Eye Injuries in Kasr el-Aini Hospital Alone... High Rates of Injury to the Face and Upper Body... The Wounded Confirm That Their Eyes Were Directly Targeted
Since the beginning of the attacks on demonstrators last Saturday, November 19th, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) has recorded at least 383 arrests in Cairo alone, an