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This text presents the program with links to (power point) presentations, reports of sessions and student responses. The executive report of entire program was written by Dr. Matthew Anderson and can be found here. Date of arrival at dormitories: June 25...
On the second day, summer school participants were privileged to learn from a member of the European Parliament, Bas Belder. 
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...
Introduction by the translator The following is a translation of an e-mail by Sieghield Lacoere, the official spokesperson of the Belgian Minister of Justice, to Jarit Taelman, a Belgian journalist working with De Gazet van Antwerpen, “Re: Leslie Maras,” February 12, 2019. The original e-mail was...
Rose al-Yūsuf has published an interview with Midhat Qilādah, president of the Union of Coptic Organisations in Europe, who will hold a meeting with representatives of the European Union to present the conditions for Copts in Egypt under President Muhammad Mursī. In the interview Qilādah claims...
EU Ministers of Interior requested internet service providers to ban internet sites that are used in recruiting European youth for Jihad in Syria. 
Pope Tawadros has met with Anne Marlborough, EU Commission’s legal,  human rights and gender equality analyst.
On behalf of the Patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church of Egypt, the Apostolic Administrator of Giza [al-Jīzah], Beni Suef [Banī Suwayf], and Fayoum [al-Fayūm], Bishop Toma Adly Zaki [Tūmā ʿAdlī Zakī] received the EU Special Envoy for the promotion of freedom of religion and beliefs, Ján Figeľ....
Pope Tawadros II received a human rights delegation from the European Union (EU) and the United Nations at his residence at the Cathedral of St. Mark in 'Abbāsiyah. During the meeting Pope Tawadros II asked the EU delegation to assist Egypt in realizing growth for the country in the coming period (...
Grand Imam Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, Shaykh al-Azhar, called on the West to respect the beliefs of Arabs and Muslims. During a meeting with Stavros Lambrinidis, the European Union's Representative for Human Rights, the Grand Imam said that the East and West have different definitions of the term human...
The sufī tarīqah sheikhs announced their rejection of an EU  that they believe to be an intervention in Egyptian internal affairs.  The EU statement denounced “the absence of a fully inclusive process, the lack of attempts to overcome the polarization of society and reducing political space for...
Ambassador Mirvat al-Tillāwī, head of the National Council for Women, has reportedly dismissed the delegation of the EU Election Observation Mission (EOM) at a conference held Saturday (May 31), in the Cairo Opera House, to discuss women’s participation in the presidential elections.
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
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...
US-based Coptic Solidarity started its eighth annual conference in Washington on Thursday under the title “Combating Terrorism without Sacrificing Civil Rights” in the presence of American, Canadian and European officials, as well as experts, researchers and human rights activists. The conference...
Tawādrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark, met with the ambassador to Sweden, Charlotta Sparre at the Papal Headquarter at the Cathedral of St. Mark in al-`Abassiyyah. She offered condolences for the victims of the terrorist attack that targeted their bus heading to...
Diplomats described the European Union's statement that " the Egyptian judiciary’s freezing of the human rights organizations' fund stands against the work of civil society" as an insult to the Egyptian authority and against the international rules and laws. The Diplomats claim that there are...
In its today edition, the Egyptian daily newspaper Al-Misri al-Yawm published the statement released on Thursday by Belgium's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders that noted with regret Egypt's adoption of 'the new restrictive NGO law'.
Over the course of two days, 25 Egyptian civil society organizations will meet to form the "Alliance of Civil Society Organizations for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)", the first of its kind in the world to be established formally and permanently.
An Egypt-led resolution on “the effects of terrorism on the enjoyment of human rights”, adopted by vote at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) on 24 March.

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