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Background: Dr. Buṭrus Buṭrus Ghālī, Secretary General of the United Nations, is addressing the European Parliament on the 50th anniversary of the United Nations’ founding in Strasbourg. His speech is mainly about democracy, European values and model and how the UN sees the future of the...
Reappointing all members of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights surpassed everyone’s expectations as many believed that at least ten members would be dismissed due to their severe criticism of the regime concerning freedom, human rights and the proposed constitutional amendments.
The author of the article, who is a member of the National Council for Human Rights, criticizes the performance of the council in its first session and provides examples of its negligence.
The National Council for Human Rights ended its first session tensely; a member submitted a memo to its head and head of the Shūrá council decrying its performance as a failure.
The proposed constitutional amendments stress the importance of citizenship. The amendments cannot be achieved all at once, as there must be a cultural and social basis on which the amendments can be established. A secular state will fulfill the demands of most Egyptians, and Copts look forward to...
The author sheds light on the grand Shaykh of the Azhar’s response to the Vatican Pope’s lecture in which he attacks Islām and Prophet Muhammad.
This article concerns a recent interview with former U.N. Secretary General Dr. Butrus Ghāli. The interview gives an indication of Mr. Ghāli’s viewpoints on the hottest issues facing the international community.
Over the past few months, many Egyptian intellectuals and Christian clergy have called for the removal of any reference to religious affiliation from identity cards. Amongst these was Father Marqus ‘Azīz Khalīl, who stated in al-Maydān of August 16, 2006 that the inclusion of religious...
The author reports on the workshop conducted by the National Council for Human Rights on the religion entry on the Egyptian ID card.
The Egyptian National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) is to organize several workshops to discuss a number of issues, including the recently proposed unified law for houses of worship and amendments to some articles of the laws governing civil society organizations in Egypt.
The author wonders whether Egyptians are experiencing a stage of creative chaos, coinciding with the visit of US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to Cairo last year. She wonders whether the people nurturing this chaos realize that the price of this chaos would be paid by everyone.
In an exclusive interview with Rose al -Yousuf, the chairman of the National Council for Human Rigths (NCHR), Dr. Butrus Ghālī, speaks out on citizenship rights, the Danish crisis, the Coptic dossier and the role of the council in serving the community.
Concerning the UN Security Council membership Dr. Butrus Ghālī, chairman of the National Council of Human Rights, says the five veto powers in the Security Council are the main obstacle against Egyptian membership. Dr. Ghālī stated that Egypt will need to exert a huge diplomatic effort to compete...
The EU has agreed to finance the new system in which the National Council of Human Rights will receive complaints from citizens. There will be two complaints’ offices. One will serve the Delta governorates and the other the upper Egypt governorates. They will be connected by a sophisticated...
Despite being founded only nine months ago, many people have started to bring charges against The National Council for Human Rights. We went to Dr. Botros Ghali, head of the NCHR, to answer people’s inquiries about the prospective role of the Council. In fact, Dr. Botros Ghali was so frank and...
More than five months ago, President Mubarak issued a decree for establishing the National Council for Human Rights. What has this council achieved in the framework of its functions as stated in its constitution? What has this council contributed to human rights and how does it perform its...
The article presents the views of some members of the National Council for Human Rights regarding the responsibilities of the newly-established council and the change it will bring to Egyptian political life.
An interview with Minister of Economy, Dr. Yousef Botros Ghali, on the relation between American aid and American political pressure on Egypt, including the Freedom from Religious Persecution Act.
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