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.
Press Releases & News
"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
Dr. Hisham Qandil
Prime Minister of Egypt
Magles El Shaab St.,
Kasr El Aini St.Cairo
Ms. Christine Lagarde
International Monetary Fund,
700 19th Street N.W.
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 femini
A commentary on the teachers' strike
Motaz Attala – Right to Education Program Officer
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” inc
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 co
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
2012 Sir Suma Chakrabarti
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Re: EBRD Country Assessment and Operational Priorities for Egypt
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 coun