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This report provides an overview of different human rights organizations in Egypt and th
Upcoming changes to the National Council of Human Rights are discussed and their impact on the council’s members.
Father Shenouda Marqus welcomes President Mubārak’s decision to annul the Hamāyounī Decree, which required a presidential permission for the simple repairs to church buildings.
There are calls for an investigation into the detention of some Sudanese children, including 14-year-old Kashan Adnan, Leila, 6, Adele, 5, Amal, 3, Ibrāhīm, 2, and many others, after the sit-in in downtown Cairo was broken up by Egyptian security forces.
The number of divorces in Egypt is on the rise according to a Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) study reported in the Egyptian opposition daily Al Wafd. While there were 67,000 divorce cases filed in 1990, by 1997 that number had jumped to 71,000. Last year the number...
In an unprecedented move, three human rights groups - the Centre for Human Rights Legal Aid (CHRLA), Al-Nadim Center for the Management and Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and the Human Rights Center for the Assistance of Prisoners (HRCAP) - held a press conference to discuss their first...
A government counterattack has thrown the three-week old campaign against the new Law 153 for Associations and Civil Institutions into disarray. Social affairs minister Mervat Tellawi has led a public relations campaign to deflect international criticism of law, which aims to keep a check on the...
The recent passage of a new law covering the establishment, management and funding of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt has been widely criticized by private groups already working in fields of social service, human rights and related areas of human concern. And rightly so. The very...
The stormy debate over the new NGOs law has not abated. It is claimed that the new law, which was endorsed by the People’s Assembly before it went into recess a few days ago, was maliciously designed by the government to firmly control NGOs. It is alleged that the law was put forward after some...
In the wake of presidential ratification of the controversial new Egyptian NGO law, Egypt hosted a conference on human rights and development featuring UN human rights commissioner Mary Robinson on June 7.
A government counterattack has thrown the three-week old campaign against the new Law 153 for Associations and Civil Institutions into disarray. Social affairs minister Mervat Tellawi has led a public relations campaign to deflect international criticism of the law, which aims to keep a check on...
The People’s Assembly passed the new law of associations on May 27 after two days of debate and protests from non-governmental organizations. Internationally, the law provoked dismay from a number of corners including five human rights groups, including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch,...
NGO representatives and activists for human and women’s rights stepped up their campaign this week against the proposed NGO law in a bid to prevent it from being passed by the People’s Assembly. NGOs believe that the bill infringes upon their autonomy and inhibits civil action.
Disbelief, anger and disappointment best describe the reactions of many NGOs to the draft bill.
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