Despite billions of Egyptian pounds in infrastructure investment both from national and international sources, Egypt's cities, towns and villages continue to grow and function in much the same way they have over the last three decades, namely thro
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The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights held the Ministry of Interior fully responsible for the health and life of Mustafa Abd al-Baset Mohamed, who is serving a six-month prison sentence in the Zaqaziq General Prison.
Invitation for a press conference
"The World Bank’s Impact on Egypt’s Built Environment"
The African Commission on Human and People’s Rights has handed down a decision in a case concerning violence against four women journalists during a protest.
We, the undersigned organizations and individuals, as represented in the Arab Caucus at the 57th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), are deeply concerned with the role of the leadership of our countries in the negotiations on the crucial issu
The International Budget Partnership (IBP) has recently released the results of the Open Budget Survey (OBS) 2012, providing a comprehensive analysis of the state of budget transparency and accountability in countries around the world.
(Cairo, March 2, 2013) – The newly appointed investigative judge looking into the January violence in Port Said should fully examine police responsibility for unlawful killings during the episode, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, the
An NGO high level strategic conference urges the Arab League to adopt an effective human rights protection system, as an urgent requirement to meet expectations of the peoples and address major violations of and threats to universal human rights i
This weekend, Cairo Administrative Court issued a 30-day ban order on YouTube and all other websites that host or link to content from the anti-Islam film “The Innocence of Muslims,” which was protested worldwide after footage from the trailer was
On Friday the 25th of January 2013, in the midst of large demonstrations marking the second anniversary of the beginning of the Egyptian revolution, horrific sexual crimes were committed against women in and around Tahrir square.
"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
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 t
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 norther
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 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 undersigned human rights organizations declare their rejection of the draft constitution to be put to a popular referendum on 15 December, with the vote for Egyptians residing abroad starting on 12 December..
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 civilia
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 inj
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.
Joint Press Release by 21 Egyptian Human Rights organizations