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22 July 2010
After University President is Served with a Notice, Fayyoum University Implements Court Ruling Allowing Women Who Wear the Niqab to Take Exams
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) welcomed today the decision of the president of Fayyoum University to comply with a court ruling issued on behalf of several female students who wear the niqab, or full-face veil, in their final year at the Faculty of Education. The court ordered the university to convene a special proctoring committee to allow the students to take their exams after the university initially cancelled them because they wear the niqab.
7 July 2010
EIPR: The Sick are Paying the Price of Government’s Failure to Marshal Resources for State-Funded Treatment
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) expressed its alarm at Minister of Health Decree 290/2010, which sets new limits on state-funded medical treatment. The EIPR said that the ministry is making the sick bear the cost of the government’s failure to arrange resources for state-funded treatment.
29 June 2010
Egypt: Keep Promise to Free Detainees by End of June... May 11 Emergency Law Revisions Mean No Legal Authority to Keep Hundreds of Prisoners
The Egyptian government should keep its promise to free detainees who can no longer be held because of changes on May 11, 2010, in the scope of application for the country’s emergency law, a coalition of twelve Egyptian and international human rights organizations said today.
27 June 2010
Foreign Policy - Egypt's Emergency Law Strikes Again
On June 6, a pair of police officers entered an Alexandria Internet cafe and began asking for the identification documents of everyone present. When 28-year-old Khaled Said objected to being searched without a warrant, the officers began to attack him, beating his head against a table and kicking him in the chest.
21 June 2010
CRR, ACPD, and EIPR Applaud 108 Countries' Call for U.N. to Address Maternal Deaths and Disabilities as Human Rights Issue
The Center for Reproductive Rights, Action Canada Population and Development (ACPD), and the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) praised a group of United Nations Human Rights Council member states and observer states for calling on the U.N. to address pregnancy-related deaths and injuries around the world as a human rights issue. In a joint statement, 108 states acknowledged a recent study by the U.N.
13 June 2010
Egypt: Rights Groups Expose Systemic Violations by Government Before UN Rights Council... Government Minister Pledges Mechanism to Monitor Implementation of UN Recommendations
(13 June, 2010)-  The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) concluded its first review of the human rights situation in Egypt under the new Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism.
10 June 2010
With Live Updates from Geneva: EIPR Participates at UN Rights Council’s Consideration of Egypt’s UPR Final Report
The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) will hold a session tomorrow, 11 June, to consider the final report and recommendations on the human rights situation in Egypt. Earlier this year, the HRC discussed Egypt’s human rights record under its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism, established in 2006 to assess the rights situation in all countries of the world.
10 June 2010
Pharmaceutical Companies Intervene in Support of the Government in the Drug Pricing Case... EIPR: price reductions for 40 drugs are not a result of the new pricing system; the minister’s decree is in the interest of business
On Monday, 7 June 2010, the Supreme Administrative Court heard the appeal filed by the Ministry of Health challenging a ruling from a lower court suspending work under the new drug pricing system. If implemented, the system established by Decree 373/2009 would have lead to a sharp increase in drug prices.
9 June 2010
Campaign to End the State of Emergency by Human Rights Organizations: Towards the Release of Detainees under the Emergency Law … Egypt without the Emergency Law
On Tuesday, 11 May, the Prime Minister announced in a speech to the People’s Assembly, “As it seeks a two-year extension of the Emergency Law, the government vows before the People’s Assembly not to employ the exceptional measures permitted by the Emergency Law except to confront the dangers of terrorism and drugs and to the degree necessary to confront them…The Emergency Law shall not be used to encroach on liberties or diminish rights…if the issue is not these two dangers…The
8 June 2010
After 80 Days of Detention: State Security Prosecutor Releases All Ahmadi Detainees... EIPR: Article 98(f) of the Penal Code must be abolished and an investigation launched into the torture of the detainees
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) welcomed the decision by the Supreme State Security Prosecutor yesterday, 7 June 2010, to release six citizens detained for more than 80 days because of their affiliation with the Ahmadi confession. The prosecutor’s decision came four days after a summary court judge issued an order releasing three other defendants in the same case.
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