Joint Statement: Human Rights Organizations Calls on the International Community to Immediately Act to Stop and the Israeli Offensive and Protect Palestinian Civilians

Wednesday 9 July 2014Source: PCHR Date: 9 july 2014 Israeli occupation forces have continued to escalate their offensive against Palestinian civilians and their property. Israeli forces had launched daily attacks in the form of indiscriminate airstrikes aimed to terrify Palestinian civilians before officially declaring launching a military offensive codenamed "Operation Protective Edge." Since the initiation of this offensive, Israel has unbridled its war machines bombing and destroying civilian facilities (...) Read more >>

Joint Statement: Women And Men Working As Partners For Peace In The Middle East And North Africa

Wednesday 25 June 2014Source: AWID Date: 18 june 2014 Keywords: Peace & reconciliation, Violence against women, War & armed conflict From 27-29 May, 20 representatives of civil society organizations from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, working on Women, Peace & Security, came together for the MENA Consultation, organized by the Women Peacemakers Program (WPP) and ABAAD- Resource Center for Gender Equality. After 2.5 days of informed discussion, creative thinking and joint (...) Read more >>

Informal Work In Tunisia: A Factor To Be Included In Strategies Addressing Gender Based Violence

Tuesday 24 June 2014Source: AWID Date: 20 June 2014 Keywords: tunisia, Economic, social & cultural rights, Violence against women, Work FRIDAY FILE – To commemorate International Domestic Workers’ Day on June 16 and in parallel to a seminar considering a unified strategy against violence against women in Tunisia, hosted by the Association of Tunisian Women for Research and Development’s in Tunis on June 13, 2014, AWID takes a look at the instruments available and the gaps that still exist in addressing (...) Read more >>

OPEN LETTER ON THE OCCASION OF NEGOTIATIONS CONCERNING THE EUROPEAN UNION-ALGERIA ACTION PLAN IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE EUROPEAN NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICY

Monday 23 June 2014Source: Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network To: The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton The European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle The European Union Special Representative for Human Rights, Stavros Lambrinidis The Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the Member States of the European Union Brussels, 20th June 2014 Dear High Representative, Dear Commissioner, Dear Special (...) Read more >>

Rights Groups: Fabricating Charges for Peaceful Protesters and Rights Defenders Continues

Monday 23 June 2014Source: CIHRS Date: 23 june 2014 keywords: Egypt, Human Rights, Human Rights Defenders Masr el-Gedeida’s Prosecution Jails Protesters and Rights Defenders for 4 Days Pending Investigations Reflecting the Superficiality of Investigations in Protest Cases The undersigned organizations condemn in the strongest possible terms the decision by Masr al-Gedeida’s prosecution to detain 23 protesters and rights defenders for 4 days pending investigations and the release of only one protester. The (...) Read more >>

The Confiscation of Wasla: A Dangerous Escalation in the Harassment of Human Rights Organizations and Freedom of Opinion and Expression

Wednesday 18 June 2014Source: CIHRS date: 16 june 2014 Keywords: Egypt, Freedom of opinion and expression, human rights In an escalation of the crackdown on rights groups, Egyptian security forces have confiscated Issue No. 72 of Wasla, a magazine issued by the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), and arrested a worker at the press where the publication was being printed, charging him with possession of publications that call for the overthrow of the regime and which promote a terrorist (...) Read more >>

Freedom of assembly Faces dangerous relapse in Egypt, Turkey, and Algeria

Monday 16 June 2014Source: CIHRS Date: 15 june 2014 Keywords: Egypt, Freedom of opinion and expression, Human rights, United Nations On Friday, June 13, 2014, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights, in conjunction with the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN), the World Organization Against Torture, and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), organized a special event on the right to peaceful assembly in the Euro-Mediterranean region, titled “Freedom of assembly in the Euro-Med (...) Read more >>

The Mob-sexual Assaults and Gang Rapes in Tahrir Square During the Celebrations of the Inauguration of the New Egyptian President is Sufficient Proof for the Inefficiency of the Recent Legal Amendments to Combat these Crimes

Friday 13 June 2014Source: Nazra for Feminist Studies Date:9 june 2014 Keywords: Egypt, Violence against women At Least 9 Cases of Mob-Sexual Assault and Gang Rapes with Sharp Objects and Fingers this Week The undersigned organizations and groups have been monitoring the recent legal amendments in the Egyptian penal code related to crimes of sexual violence, and assert that the concerned amendment is an insufficient step in holding perpetrators of these crimes accountable, which have been conducted against (...) Read more >>

Palestinians from Syria Face Serious Discrimination in the Arab Region

Monday 9 June 2014Source: CIHRS Date: 4 june 2014 The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) is deeply concerned by the decisions of several Arab capitals to forcibly return Palestinians to Syria. This new policy would only serve to further destabilize a region torn apart by armed conflicts of internal and international character. Since the start of the uprising turned civil war in Syria in 2011 several Arab countries including Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and Tunisia have taken arbitrary measures to (...) Read more >>

JOINT LETTER TO PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVES OF MEMBER AND OBSERVER STATES OF THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

Thursday 5 June 2014Source:Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network RE: Addressing the situation of human rights in Egypt at the 26th session of the UN Human Rights Council Geneva, 30 May 2014 Excellency, We remain deeply concerned by the human rights situation in Egypt, and strongly urge your delegation to ensure that the deteriorating human rights situation in the country is addressed by the Human Rights Council (HRC) through a resolution at its upcoming 26th session. On 7 March 2014, a joint declaration (...) Read more >>

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