The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) launched today its Health and Human Rights Program. The program will conduct research on the right to health in Egypt and advocate the respect, protection and promotion of this right according to the Egyptian Constitution and domestic legislation, and the related international and regional instruments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights encourages freedom of information.