EIPR senior researcher Sarah Carr was in Imbaba last night and wrote the following account of the violent Muslim-Christian clashes that left at least 12 dead and over 200 injured.
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Letter from African NGOs to the member states of the African group in the UN regarding Syria’s candidacy for the UN Human Rights Council, April 28, 2011.
To: Member States of the African Group
EIPR/NALI Workshop Participants Reflect on the Role of the African Human Rights System in Recent Uprisings
Cairo, April 19, 2011 – The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), in partnership with the Arab Institute for Human Rights (AIHR), conducted a workshop in Tunisia earlier this month (April 5, 6
Army Shootings Against Civilians a Dangerous Precedent for Which There Must be Accountability... A Joint Human Rights Report on the April 9 Attack in Tahrir Square
The signatory human rights organizations to this report strongly condemn the Egyptian army’s use of firearms against protestors in Tahrir square and its surrounding areas during the early hours of April 9th.
Letter addressed to:
The Prime Minister, Doctor Essam Sharaf
The Minister of Interior, General Mansour Al Eisawy
The Interior Minister's Assistant for Prisons, General Nazih Mahfouz
Libya: African Rights Court Issues First Ruling Against a State... Libya Ordered Immediately to End Threats to Life, People’s Security
(London, March 31, 2011) – The Libyan government should immediately comply with the first binding ruling against a state by the newly operational African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the Egyptian Initiative on Personal Rights (EIPR), Human
Commentary from Egyptian Human Rights Organizations on the Interview with Major General Hamdy Badeen Military Police Commander in the Egyptian El Shorouk Newspaper
On March 17th, 2011, elShorouk newspaper published an interview with Major General Hamdy Badeen, military police commander.
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) urged the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to take rapid measures to protect hospitals and doctors from the repeated attacks they have sustained over the last four weeks.
Two weeks before he accepted the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs in the transitional government, Minister Nabil el-Araby wrote an article in the Al Shourouk daily newspaper outlining necessary changes that are needed for the foreign policy
Public Prosecutor Must Open Immediate Investigations into the Ministry of Interior's Involvement in Fomenting Prison Violence
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) condemns the involvement of the Ministry of Interior and its subsidiary department, the Prisons Authority, in the killing and injury of prisoners in Egyptian prisoners since the beginning of the R
The undersigned organizations today condemned a military tribunal's conviction of Amr Abdallah Abd el-Rasoul el-Beheiry (32 years) on March 1st on charges of assault of an officer and breaking curfew.
From Civil Society Organizations| The Supreme Council of Armed Forces is Urged to Open the Doors for Democratic Transformation and Secure Accountability of the Mubarak Regime
The undersigned Egyptian human rights organizations are closely following the efforts of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces as it manages the country’s affairs in this difficult period, during which the council must assume its responsibilitie
In the framework of its “North African Litigation Initiative -NALI" project, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) is holding a workshop on "The African Human Rights System: Practical Steps for Creating Effective Litigation Strategies
Libya: Africa’s Rights Body Should Act Now...Groups Urge Continent’s Human Rights Commission to Take Steps to Halt Abuses
(London, February 25, 2011) – The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights should impose immediate measures on the Libyan government to end the massive human rights abuses occurring throughout the country, the Egyptian Initiative for Person
Silence is Not an Option!...Petition for immediate action by the United Nations Human Rights Council
The undersigned organisations urge the Human Rights Council to act urgently to respond to the violent repression of demonstrations currently underway in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond. The Human Rights Council cannot be a passive bystan
Dozens Dead and Hundreds Injured at the Shebin al-Kom Prison as the Prison Administration Continues to Use Excessive Force Against Inmates
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) today called for an immediate investigation into the excessive violence being used by officers at the Shebin al-Kom Prison in Monufiya against prison inmates since 25 January, which has left dozen
The Egyptian Government Must Positively Respond to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Request for a Facts Finding Mission
Member organizations of the Forum of Independent Egyptian Human Rights Organizations (the Forum) welcome the request filed by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) with the Egyptian government, asking for appr
Statement by the Forum of Independent Human Rights Organizations| Long Live the Egyptian Popular Revolution...Roadmap for a Nation of Rights and the Rule of Law
The Forum of Independent Human Rights Organizations congratulates the Egyptian people for their successful revolution and the removal of the dictator Hosni Mubarak, who denied dignity and humanity to Egyptians for three decades.
Complaint to the Public Prosecutor for an Immediate Investigation into the Murder of Dozens of Al-Qata Prison Inmates
Update 1 March 2011: The Prosecutor for North Giza, Mahmoud Al Hefnawy, visited Al-Qata prison on 27 February, to inspect the place and register the situation, including traces of bullets impacts in the walls of the cell-blocks and traces
As Egyptian citizens and human rights defenders, we have been on the streets here, including in Tahrir Square, since Jan. 25 to demand dignity and freedom for all Egyptians.