Despite widespread objections, government insists on passing a law “preventing” peaceful assembly, and refers for Presidential ratification

Tuesday 26 November 2013Source: CIHRS Date: 22 november 2013 Keywords: Egypt, Peaceful assembly, Human Rights The undersigned organizations deplore attempts made by the interim government to pass a law on the “regulation of the right to hold public meetings, processions and peaceful demonstrations in public places”. They call upon the interim President not to promulgate this law as it contains the same core problems figuring in an earlier version that stirred up widespread criticism from the undersigned human (...) Read more >>

End unfair imprisonment of Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, eligible for early release

Tuesday 26 November 2013Source: CIHRS Date: 19 november 2013 Keywords: Bahrein, Human rights defender, Rights to freedom of speech and freedom of assembly The Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Front Line Defenders, the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) and the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) call on the Bahraini government to abide by its own laws and free imprisoned human rights defender Nabeel Rajab. According to Bahraini law, (...) Read more >>

Libya: Parliament must support justice for rape victims

Monday 25 November 2013Source: FIDH Date: 24 november 2013 Keywords:Libya, Draft law, Justice As the world marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Libyan National Congress should adopt a law recognising victims of rape during the conflict as victims of war crimes. The adoption of this law represents an opportunity to recognise the gravity of these offences and to provide some redress to victims. A draft law was circulated by the Libyan Ministry of Justice in June 2013 (...) Read more >>

Egyptian Social Forum Youth Dec 5-8 2013

Thursday 21 November 2013Source: E-jousour Date: 13 november 2013 keywords: Egypt, Regional social forums, Youth From the 5 to 8 of December we will launch the Egyptian Social Forum for Youth in Ismailia, Egypt. We are welcoming all initiatives, movements and groups which fought and manufactured their community experiences over the past few years in their countries, in the Arab region or in the Mediterranean region. We want to focus on the role played by the uprising revolutions in changing the arena and (...) Read more >>

Statement by a Delegation of Arab CSOs After an Advocacy Visit to the European Union

Tuesday 19 November 2013Source: ANND Date: November 8, 2013 Keywords: Civil society, EU, ANND, Economic Policies, Arab Region, Advocacy A delegation of the Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND) visited Brussels between the 4th and the 8th of November 2013, where it met with officials at the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Euro-Med Parliamentary Assembly and the European civil society. The delegation focused on five key issues during the meetings, as well as hearings at the Euro- pean (...) Read more >>

Saudi Arabia: Meet Standards to Join UN Rights Body Free Activists, Make Rights Reforms

Monday 18 November 2013Source: CIHRS Date: 8 november 2013 Keywords: Freedom of opinion and expression, Human Rights Defenders, Saudi Arabia, United Nations Saudi Arabia should take immediate steps to improve its human rights record as it campaigns for a three-year seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council, six human rights groups said today in a letter to King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. The UN General Assembly will vote for new members for the Human Rights Council on November 12, 2013. The groups (...) Read more >>

Egypt to answer to UN body for ongoing social rights crisis - Press Release

Monday 18 November 2013Source: ANND Keywords: Civil society, Egypt, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights New York/Cairo - Monday 11 November 2013: As Egypt’s political crisis continues, its government will be asked to account to the United Nations later this week for what has been done to address the social injustices which fuelled the revolution. On November 14, Egypt will appear before the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Geneva, where it will be required to demonstrate how it has (...) Read more >>

After Gaza Power Plant Forced off, Humanitarian Conditions of Approximately 1.7 million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip Deteriorate

Thursday 7 November 2013Source: PCHR Date: 07 November 2013 Keywords: Gaza, Israeli forces, Human Rights, humanitarian conditions The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) expresses deep concern over the deterioration of humanitarian conditions of the civilian population due to the aggravation of the electricity crisis in the Gaza Strip. On Friday morning, 01 November 2013, the operation of the Gaza power plant was totally stopped due to the lack of fuel required for its operation. PCHR is deeply (...) Read more >>

Morocco: New draft Law against sexual harassment draws praise from media

Tuesday 5 November 2013Source: E-jousour Date: 5 November 2013 Keywords:Morocco, Women’s rights, Sexual harassment, Law Casablanca- A Moroccan draft law on violence against women is now under study. Ostensibly, the text does not only sanction harassment against women, but also any type of mental, physical and financial violence against women and children. The draft law has been “the hot issue” since it reached the office of the government’s General Secretariat. Since it was announced a couple of days ago, (...) Read more >>

Nazra for Feminist Studies: The Interior Ministry Did Not Adhere by International Human Rights Standards During the Dispersal of the Rab’aa Al-Adaweya and Al-Nahda sit-ins and the Ministry of Health failed to Deal with the Crisis… Security Forces Implicated in Sexual Violence against Women

Wednesday 30 October 2013Source: Nazra Date: 1 september 2013 Keywords: Egypt, Sexual Violence against Women, Democratic Transition Percentage of deaths among female sit-inners is 1.9% in Rab’aa and 1.1% in Al-Nahda Nazra for Feminist Studies issued a report on the manner in which the security forces dealt with the female sit-inners during the dispersal of the Rab’aa Al-Adaweya and Al-Nahda sit-ins. The report aims to investigate whether women were targeted by security forces, verify the claim made by some (...) Read more >>

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