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Independent human rights organizations, monitoring the referendum over the draft Constitution, detected several attempts of preventing Copts from voting.
Several Copts in al-Menya complained they were targets for armed robberies, which was confirmed by human rights advocacy groups.
Counselor Husām al-Ghiryānī, Chairman of the Constituent Assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt and Chairman of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), said the draft constitution will be subject to amendments during the next few days. [Muhammad Hijāb, al-Ahrām, Nov. 14, p. 5] Read...
Rūmānī Jād al-Rabb, a Coptic activist and Vice-Chairman of the al-Kalima (Word) for Human Rights, accused officials of “foot-dragging” on bringing to justice the persons involved in the October 9, 2011 clashes outside the state TV & radio building in Maspero, which left more than 20 people...
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights published on Friday (Aug. 10) the outcome of its investigations into the July 31 sectarian assaults on the houses and property of Christians in the village of Dahshūr, Giza governorate, which caused 100 Christian families to leave their original areas for...
Within the context of its participation in the “Youth against Violence and Extremism” Program implemented in Romania during October, the youth mission of the Maat for Peace, Development and Human Rights (MPDHR) made a presentation about the Egyptian culture and civilization, focusing on the major...
Human rights activists requested that the Ministry of Social Solidarity extend the deadline for several human rights organizations to validate their status, as they believe that the expiry of the previous 45-day deadline was a violation of the right to assemble and organize as guaranteed by...
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”.
The congress of the Egyptian Coalition of Minorities kicked off at the headquarters of Ḥizb al-Tajammuʿ (the National Progressive Unionist Party) in Downtown Cairo, to discuss the theme of “The new method of the Islamized: accusations of defamation of religion, hate speech and incitement as a...
The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) will hold a round table entitled "Towards a Better Law for NGOs" on Thursday 15/11/2018 at 4 pm at the organization’s headquarters.  The meeting includes a group of intellectuals, lawyers, human rights defenders, and a number of other associations.
Pope Tawadros has accused human rights reports on Copts in Egypt of being “purposefully distorted misunderstandings” during one of his statements to a satellite channel [the article did not mention the channel].
Dr. Ḥāfiz Abu Siʿdah, president of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR), member of the National Council for Human Rights, reviewed the Council's efforts to promote the concept of citizenry in Egypt and its role in supporting international organizations in their war on terrorism. He...
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...
The NCHR is holding today a workshop for civil associations to discuss the draft laws of civil associations. 
Dr. ʿAbd al-Ghaffār Shukr (Abdel-Ghaffar Shokr), Vice President of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), has held several positions, including vice president of the Center for Arab and African Research in Cairo, and head of the former Socialist Popular Alliance. He is one of the veteran...
ʿIṣṣām Shīḥa, Secretary General of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR), attended the 39th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that took place in Geneva from 10th to 28th of September 2018.
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
Tension built up between Cairo and Washington after some U.S. activists and officials in non-governmental organizations (NGOs) were referred to trial in Egypt as the Egyptian military delegation abruptly ended a visit to the U.S. is scheduled to return to Cairo today (Feb. 8).
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...
With a weakening economy, populism on the rise, and the hunt for scapegoats, personal rights and freedoms seem to be on the decline in Egypt. People live in fear for their right to exist and to live a peaceful life, due to a lack of social acceptance, as well as pressure from the government....

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