Cairo Institute issues no. 64 of Rowaq Arabi: Human Rights and Islamic Law… Compatible or Contradictory?

Thursday 26 September 2013Source: CIHRS Date: 25 september 2013 keywords: Human Rights , Islamic Law , Muslim Brotherhood, Supreme Council of the Armed Forces. The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) recently published issue no. 64 of Rowaq Arabi, which presents a number of the human rights-related problems seen the Arab and Muslim world over the past two years. This issue includes a profile of the late Islamic thinker Gamal Al-Banna entitled “Gamal Al Banna… The Path and Fate of an Islamic (...) Read more >>

Aftermath of the Secretary General report “a life of dignity for all” and before the UN General Assembly in September 2013

Tuesday 24 September 2013Source: ANND Keywords:Human Rights, UN development agenda, Post-2015 , Arab region, Equality, Justice. The new 19-page report of the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon reporting on progress in implementation of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and with recommendations towards advancing the UN development agenda beyond 2015 came just before the UN General Assembly special event on MDGs that will take place in September 25th, 2013. The Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND) welcomes (...) Read more >>

PHROC letter on the EU’s position on and participation in Agenda Item 7 of the United Nations Human Rights Council

Thursday 19 September 2013Source: Addameer Date: Date: 19 September 2013 Dear High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Chair of the Council’s United Nations Working Party, and Chair of the Council’s Working Party on Human Rights, The Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Council (PHROC) would like to express its deep regret at the European Union’s (EU) position on and non-participation in agenda item 7 of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (the Council). Item 7, relating to “the human (...) Read more >>

Yemen: Protect Women’s Rights in Constitution

Wednesday 18 September 2013Source:HRW Date:17 september 2013 KeywordsYemen,Women’s rights, Women’s Status , gender discrimination Yemen should protect women’s rights by ensuring that its new constitution has adequate protections for women, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to the head of the Rights and Freedoms Working Group of its National Dialogue process that was made public today. Yemen’s National Dialogue was created to bring together all segments of Yemeni society to set the direction for the country’s (...) Read more >>

Statement by the Arab NGO Network for Development on the military intervention in Syria

Tuesday 17 September 2013Source:ANND Date: 16 september 2013 Keywords: Military intervention, Syria, Revolution, Freedom, peace The humanitarian situation is deteriorating ever since the start of the Syrian people’s uprising and their demands for freedom and democracy. These protests preserved their peaceful nature for almost 8 months, but the people’s demands fell on the regime’s deaf ears. It violently repressed manifestations and dragged the uprising into a fully-fledged all-out war. The death toll amounts to (...) Read more >>

Twenty years since Oslo Accords

Monday 16 September 2013Source: EMHRN Date:13 september 2013 Keywords: Oslo Accords, Palestine, Israel Twenty years since Oslo Accords, Europe must craft old commitments into a new peace formula Two decades of fruitless negotiation since the adoption of the interim Israeli-Palestinian Oslo Accords have cost thousands of Palestinian and Israeli civilians their lives. The Israeli settler population in the occupied Palestinian territory has doubled, from around a quarter to over half a million, while hundreds of (...) Read more >>

In a Side Event at the United Nations Human Rights Council: Repression and Impunity in Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen

Monday 16 September 2013Source: CIHRS Date: 13 september 2013 Keywords: United Nations Human Rights Council , Human Rights , Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Repression Yesterday, 12 September 2013, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) and the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) organized an event at the 24th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council to highlight the ongoing crackdown on human rights defenders and lack of (...) Read more >>

10 % is Women’s Share in the 50-member Committee for Amending the Constitution

Thursday 12 September 2013Source: The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights Date: 2 september 2013 Keywords: Egypt, Revolution, Muslim Brotherhood, Egyptian women (Cairo September 2nd, 2013) The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) & the Parliament of Defending Women’s Rights denounce the poor female representation in the formation of the 50-member Committee which is 10%. This representation is shocking after the June 30th revolution where women contributed to it against the excluding women by the Muslim (...) Read more >>

Issue Paper on the Egyptian Refinery Project (ERC) in Egypt. Potential financing of EBRD

Thursday 12 September 2013Source: ANND Submitted by: Egyptian Center for Economic & Social Rights (ECESR) Keywords: Egypt, Economic and Social Rights, Democracy Background: The Egyptian Refinery Projects represents a multi stakeholders investments, represented as the one of the largest investments now in Africa1 , consisting of an expansion for the already existing the Cairo Oil Refinery Company(CORC)in the Mostorod District in the Kalioubya Governorate, 40 Km outside the center of Cairo. Overall, The (...) Read more >>

At the UN, The Cairo Institute Discusses: Human Rights as Arab Countries Struggle for Democracy

Wednesday 11 September 2013Source: CIHRS Date: 9 september 2013 Keywords: Bahrain, CIHRS, Egypt, Human Rights, Lebanon, Sudan, United Nations, Women’s Rights Today, Monday, 9 September 2013, marks the beginning of the twenty-fourth session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (the Council) in Geneva. The session is scheduled to continue until 27 September 2013. As part of the activities of this session, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) has submitted to the Council six written (...) Read more >>

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