Legal Retaliation against Egypt’s Human Rights Defenders Must Stop!

Thursday 9 October 2014Source: EMHRN Date: 8 october 2014 The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) together with the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme by the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against torture (OMCT), are very concerned about the pre-trial detention of Egyptian human rights defender Ms. Yara Sallam, who has been detained together with 21 co-defendants since June on charges under Egypt’s draconian Protest (...) Read more >>

PCHR Calls for Full and Immediate Ending of the Closure and Warns of Repercussions of Its Institutionalization and Continuity

Friday 3 October 2014Source: PCHR Date: 30 september 2014 The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is gravely concerned over the continuity of the Israeli-imposed closure on the Gaza Strip for the eighth consecutive year and dissatisfied by the mechanism of the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip that was declared by the UN Middle East Envoy. Moreover, PCHR is concerned that this mechanism would institutionalize the Israeli closure that has been imposed since 2007. PCHR calls for fully and immediately lift (...) Read more >>

Qatar Fails to Address Human Rights Violations, And Rejects Most of the Recommendations Relating To Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Assembly and Association

Monday 22 September 2014Source: CIHRS Date: 19 september 2014 Keywords: Human Rights, Qatar, United Nations Yesterday, 18th September, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) in cooperation with the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) presented an oral intervention before the UN Human Rights Council on the Qatari government’s response to the UN recommendations with regard to its Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The intervention comes as part of the deliberations of the 27th session of the Council, (...) Read more >>

CIHRS Examines the Human Rights Situation in Syria, Libya, Palestine, Yemen and Qatar

Wednesday 10 September 2014Source: CIHRS Date: 9 september 2014 CIHRS Welcomes the New High Commissioner, and Calls for Further Efforts Against Repression and Corruption in the Region On September 8, the UN Human Rights Council opened its 27th session in Geneva, scheduled to end on September 26. During the session, CIHRS intends to tackle the state of human rights in various Arab countries, including Syria, Yemen, Libya, and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. On the first day of the session, the Cairo (...) Read more >>

Where are Women in Upcoming Electoral Coalitions?... Failure to Recognize Women’s Demands with Respect to their Position on the Political Map

Monday 1 September 2014Source: Nazra for Feminist Studies Date: 3 august 2014 Women and Feminist Organizations and Groups have closely followed the debates over the formation of different electoral coalitions in light of preparations for the upcoming elections for the House of Representatives, as well as the negotiations among Civil Political Parties in that regard, especially with regard to the Absolute Closed Lists (ACL) System established by the new Law on the House of Representatives, which divides the (...) Read more >>

23 Rights Organizations Demand that the Government Stop Fighting Civil Society and Review Its Policy towards NGOs

Thursday 24 July 2014Source: CIHRS Date: 24 July 2014 keywords: Egypt, freedom of association Bahey eddin Hassan, the director of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), submitted a memo signed by 23 Egyptian human rights organizations to Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab this morning, Thursday, 24 July 2014. The memo stated the position of these organizations towards the repressive draft law on associations, which was presented by the Minister of Social Solidarity, and towards the escalating (...) Read more >>

29 NGOs submit letter to newly appointed Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, urging a change of policy on Bahrain

Thursday 17 July 2014Source: CIHRS Date: 16 July 2014 Keywords: Bahrain, Human rights A group of 29 NGOs have sent aletter to the newly appointed Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Phillip Hammond, urging a shift in U.K. policy towards the situation in Bahrain. The letter calls for a ‘fresh’ approach to be adopted by the new Foreign Secretary in light of the FCO’s failure to heed a Foreign Affairs Committee recommendation that the U.K. should “designate Bahrain as a country of concern” in (...) Read more >>

ANND Urges the International and Arab Societies to Act Immediately to Stop the Gaza Genocide

Martes 15 de julio de 2014Source: ANND Date: 11 July 2014 Keywords: Gaza, Israeli aggression Beirut on July 11, 2014; Silence about the painful developments in Gaza is not acceptable any- more. The daily violations of international law and human rights and the dangerous escalation that has been taking place during the last three days in the Strip qualify as war crimes and crimes against humanity, even genocide. Since the hostile military operations against the Gaza Strip were launched; that is, for the last (...) Read more >>

Proposed Government Law Makes NGOs Subordinate to Security and Ministry Control

Monday 14 July 2014Source: CIHRS Date: 9 july 2014 Keywords: Civil Associations Law, Constitution, Egypt, Freedom Of Association, Human Rights, NGOs The undersigned rights organizations express their deep concern regarding the Ministry of Social Solidarity’s latest draft of the bill regulating non-governmental organizations, and declare it a flagrant breach of the constitution and Egypt’s international obligations. The law, if adopted, will criminalize the operation of NGOs and subordinate them to the (...) Read more >>

10 Years since the ICJ Advisory Opinion on the Wall, Still No Accountability for Israel’s Violations

Thursday 10 July 2014Source:EMHRN On the tenth anniversary of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Advisory Opinion on the Legality of Israel’s Construction of a Wall in the West Bank, EMHRN calls on the EU and its Member States to take action to oppose the Wall and bring to an end the illegal situation resulting from its construction. Ten years ago, the ICJ issued an Advisory Opinion addressing the legal consequences of the construction of Israel’s Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). This (...) Read more >>

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