(9 March, 2010 – Geneva) Egypt’s use of the Emergency Law to justify arbitrary detention and the use of exceptional courts was examined before the UN Human Rights Council yesterday in a ground-breaking report presented by Martin Scheinin, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism. The report is the first issued by the main human rights body of the United Natio
Fourteen Egyptian human rights groups today expressed their full support of the statement issued by the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights which condemned the Egyptian security forces for killing up to 60 migrants on the Egyptian side of the borders with Israeli since mid 2007.
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) cautioned the government that mishandling the crisis in the state-funded treatment program will lead to its abandoning its responsibility to provide medical treatment for the poor.
Challenges facing the right to health in Egypt were explored during the workshop held on Tuesday, 2 March by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR).
Geneva—Today the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) and the Center for Reproductive Rights urged the government of Egypt to take immediate measures to implement the recommendations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), in relation to the protection of the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women.
The Cairo Court of Administrative Justice adjourned today's session examining the lawsuit filed by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) against the new drug-pricing regime until 27 April 2010, when it is due to issue a decision on the suspension of the decree. Lawsuit 2457/64 asks for a temporary stay of Minister of Health Decree 373/2009 establishing the new pricing regime as a prelude to its total abolition.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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