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This interview  report reflects a brief discussion on August 5, 2018, between Libyan representatives (Mr. Abdulmajid Zuwama Alothmani [ʿAbd al-Majīd Zūwāmah alʿUthmānī], former Minister of Agriculture and current PDG of Libyan Petrol and Gas),  Mr Ahmed Shawki Mansour [Aḥmad Shawqī Manṣūr], the GM...
Ambassador ʿAlāʾ Yūsuf, Egypt's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, responded Wednesday to the allegations made by the Ministers of foreign Affairs of Iceland and Canada in their statements during the 37th high-level session of the Human Rights Council.
Ayman Aqil [Ayman ʿUqayl], President of MAAT for Peace, Development and Human Rights, said that the statement issued by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) denouncing the death sentences passed against some terrorists in Egypt is “politically-oriented”.
On Sunday, the French Coordination for Eastern Christians convened in Paris under the theme: ‘Against Discrimination and Violence of Eastern Christians and other Minorities’. High-level representatives of Islamic and Christian clergy participated in the conference, beside a number of journalists,...
The political, legal and media controversy is repeatedly raised when the issue of removing the religion field from the National ID generates.  12 years ago, the issue was raised by the National Council for Human Rights, headed at the time by Dr. Buṭrus Buṭrus Ghālī. Discussions and meetings could...
On December 10, the world celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Despite the fact that this period of seven decades elapsed since this declaration has been proclaimed, human rights are still violated in many parts of the world and millions are still oppressed...
‘Bayt al-‘Aylah’, an organization which tries to resolve interfaith tensions in Egypt, has called on organizations globally, whether Arab, Christian or Muslim, as well as the Vatican, to take practical steps to halt the violence and bloodshed in the Central African Republic, out of respect for...
In his interview with Al-Bawāba News, the Head of the MENA Division in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Muḥammad al-Nisūr stressed that the Arab countries have the impression that the human rights are a Western concept, and that there are certain Western agendas...
Earlier, we have discussed the importance of improving the performance of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) in Egypt, especially in light of the plans to reconstitute the NCHR over the coming period of time. In fact, it is necessary to improve the NCHR’s performance at the domestic and...
The birth of the Prophet Muḥammad and the fast period that precedes the birth of Jesus are these beautiful occasions on which all Egyptians exchange congratulatory sentiments, and share traditional foods and dishes typical for these festivities. Adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO at its...
One is deeply shocked by the flow of reports and statements from the West, especially from human rights organizations concerning accusations of injustice in Egypt, stubbornly provoking the Egyptian people before Egyptian leadership by allegedly claiming that the largest mass revolution in the...
The Center for Arab-West Understanding had faced numerous obstacles from the moment the founders wanted to establish the organization in 2004, despite its lofty goal of facilitating understanding between communities in Egypt and the Arab World and the West, through producing material for Arab-Wes
In this week’s column, prominent Egyptian lawyer and former judge on a war crimes tribunal, Fuʾād ʿAbd al-Munʿim Riyāḍ, writes: Firstly, two points must be clarified: The first of which is that the freedom of dress is one of the freedoms exercised within the framework of all other rights, provided...
Last week, a Muslim man and a Christian woman announced their intention to marry, and after obtaining a court ruling approving of their nuptial, they were married surrounded by family and friends. This event then sparked a fresh debate about civil marriage in Egypt. 
Egypt has rejected reports published yesterday by a spokesperson for the European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council regarding Egypt’s internal situation.Councilor Aḥmad Abū Zayd, official spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that the reports contained an incorrect reading of the...
Commenting on the coverage of the Egyptian presidential election and human rights issues by foreign media institutions, Egyptian Journalist ‘Imād al-Dīn Ḥussayn said that there is no conspiracy by all foreign media outlets against Egypt, and even if some of them misreport against Egypt, others work...
Egypt’s Prisons Department held a mass for Christian inmates and distributed gifts for Christmas and the New Year 2018. 
During the opening of the annual forum of NGOs organized by the Egyptian National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) on Tuesday, the NCHR’s President Muḥammad Fāʾiq said that there can be no democracy without an active civil society to put the constitution into effect, adding that the NCHR is focusing...
Dr. ʿIṣām Sharaf, former Egyptian Prime Minister, praised the ideas being proposed to renew religious discourse, affirming that this issue [also] necessitates renewing “cultural discourse.”
The commentary was written on the author’s own initiative and is based on his own experiences. The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Arab-West Report’s editorial policy. Comments were made about security in Siwa oasis.

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