Press Releases28 March 2010
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) is proud to announce that EIPR researcher Noha Roushdy has received the annual award of the American University in Cairo (AUC) for best graduate dissertation in gender studies. Noha received the Magda El-Noweihy Graduate Student Award in Gender Studies at an award ceremony hosted by AUC on 16 March.5 January 2010
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) today regretted the ruling on 3 January by an administrative court to uphold a new decision banning students who wear the niqab, or full face veil, from sitting for exams in public universities.12 October 2008
Update: The first hearing on the case has been scheduled for 30 December 2008.25 July 2007
The new anti-terrorism law will lead to a further deterioration in the human rights situation in Egypt unless it contains sufficient safeguards for the protection of human rights and personal freedoms, warned the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR).18 February 2007
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) warned against the suspension of fundamental constitutional rights in the name of fighting terrorism.31 July 2003
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) called upon the head and the member of the newly elected board of the Press Syndicate today to set among their priorities citizens' right to protection of reputation, an inseparable component of the right to privacy. 24 February 2003
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) today expressed its deep disappointment at the approval by People's Assembly yesterday of a presidential decree that renewed the Emergency Law for three more years. The organization found particularly dismaying the way in which the government had surprisingly and abruptly passed the bill within 12 hours of its proposition. 31 December 2002
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) today expressed its satisfaction with the outcome of the Parliament's debate over Article 65 of the Communications Bill, which would have expanded the government's power to engage in surveillance of private conversations and communications. 15 December 2002
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) submitted a memo prepared by its Right to Privacy Program to a group of Members of Parliament (MPs) today regarding Article 65 of the new Communication Bill. 25 August 2002
The People's Assembly approved the bill on principle in its 14 December session despite concerns voiced by several MPs over negative implications the proposed bill would have on the right to privacy of communications.
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) and the Hisham Mubarak Law Center (HMLC) have both announced today their resolute solidarity with Shohdy, son of late poet and playwright Naguib Surur, whose appeal starts tomorrow (Monday, 26 August) before the Sayyeda Zeinab Appeals Court of Misdemeanors at the Southern Cairo Courthouse in Bab al-Khalq.
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