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22 February 2010
Court of Administrative Justice Considers EIPR Lawsuit against the New Drug-Pricing Decree
The Cairo Court of Administrative Justice is scheduled to continue hearing tomorrow – Tuesday 23 February - a lawsuit filed by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights on 22 October 2009 challenging Minister of Health Decree 373/2009 on the pricing of drugs. The EIPR had filed the lawsuit (no.
19 February 2010
UN Rights Council Adopts Recommendations on Egypt: Government must ensure prompt implementation and reconsider rejected recommendations
Following the adoption of the UN Human Rights Council’s recommendations on Egypt, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) welcomed the fact that the government decided to accept the majority of the recommendations, including many that are related to the worst abuses committed by the government.
19 February 2010
At UN Rights Council: No Adequate Review of Economic and Social Rights in Egypt
(19 February 2010, Geneva) The UN review of Egypt's rights record has been overshadowed by the Egyptian government’s use of its diplomatic relations to limit a constructive debate, preventing real concerns from being raised while denying all human rights abuses. The Egyptian Government’s human rights record was reviewed by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process on February 17th 2010.
18 February 2010
Live updates from the session adopting recommendations to the Egyptian government on the human rights situation
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) will be sending live updates from the UN Human Rights Council’s session tomorrow, 19 February, in which the recommendations of the Council’s review of the rights conditions in Egypt will be adopted.
18 February 2010
Egypt Reviewed by UN Rights Council...Truth Emerges Despite Government Lies
Egypt’s human rights record was reviewed by the United Nations Human Rights Council yesterday            (17 February 2010). Egyptian human rights NGOs welcomed the inclusion of serious rights concerns and substantive recommendations to curb systemic abuses, including many that were presented by an independent NGO Coalition, were presented to the government by a number of states.
16 February 2010
With Live Updates from Geneva: EIPR Participates at UN Rights Council’s Review of Egypt’s Rights Record
The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold a meeting tomorrow (17 February) to review human rights conditions in Egypt. This will be the first time that the HRC dedicates a session to discussing Egypt’s human rights record under its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism, established in 2006 to assess the rights situations in all countries of the world.
13 February 2010
Live updates from the trial of suspects in the Naga Hammadi shooting of Copts
Today, 13 February, is the first hearing in the trial of the three suspects in the shooting of Coptic Christians in Naga Hammadi last month. The trial is held before an Emergency State Security Criminal Court in the southern city of Qena.

5 January 2010
Niqab Ban in University Exams an Excessive Measure, Penalizes Students for their Beliefs
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.
13 December 2009
Proposed law on organ transplants is long awaited and its success will depend on executive bodies
‘Position paper’ by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights calls on the state to promptly pass the law and set guarantees for its implementation.
14 October 2009
Benefits gained by the new law on mental health care are at risk of being dissipated
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) and El Nadim Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence today warned against the ratification of the draft Implementing Regulations (IR) for the newly passed mental health care law because it contains oversights which strip patients of their rights.
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