The human rights crisis in Egypt Interim government must cooperate with UN; Arab League must send a fact-finding mission

Monday 9 September 2013Source: Cairo institute for Human Rights Studies Date: 29 August 2013 Keywords: Human rights, Human Rights Defenders, Joint statement, Muslim Brotherhood, United Nations The undersigned Arab human rights organizations are closely and concernedly following the grave threats to human rights in Egypt following the spread of violence which has claimed the lives of nearly 1,000 people and left thousands injured since June 30. The undersigned organizations condemn the excessive use of lethal (...) Read more >>

35 civil society organizations ask the Arab League Secretary General to discuss the situation in Egypt during the coming Ministerial Council

Monday 9 September 2013Source: CIHRS Date: September 1, 2013 Keywords: League of Arab States, Egypt, Human Rights violations,Muslim Brotherhood Your Excellency, Dr. Nabil El Araby Secretary General, League of Arab States Ahead of the upcoming Ministerial Council of the League on September 3rd, 2013 we the undersigned, representing 35 NGOs and networks from 13 countries, urge the Secretary General of the League of Arab States (LAS) to put forward the current alarming situation in Egypt as a priority of (...) Read more >>

Vibrant Networking Keeps The Door Open For Arab Women

Wednesday 28 August 2013Source: AWID Date: 27 august 2013 Keywords: Advocacy, Human rights systems, bodies and instruments, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), Media, Movement building, Political participation, Violence against women Throughout the media coverage in recent months of the tumultuous events in Egypt, little attention has been paid to Egyptian women, who may have the most to gain or to lose in any new political order that emerges in the country. Social media and dedicated Web sites (...) Read more >>

In a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs: CIHRS presents human rights recommendations for Egypt’s foreign policy

Wednesday 28 August 2013Source: CIHRS Date: 27 august 2013 Keywords: Egypt, CIHRS, Memorandum , Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Muslim Brotherhood The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) presented a memorandum to Dr. Nabil Fahmy, Minister of Foreign Affairs, containing recommendations to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the promotion of human rights in the current period. This came during a meeting held today, August 27, between Bahey El Din Hassan, Director of CIHRS, and the Minister of (...) Read more >>

Israeli Forces Use Excessive Lethal Force Killing 3 Palestinian Civilians and Wounding 16 Others, Including 5 Children, in Qalandya Refugee Camp

Tuesday 27 August 2013Source: PCHR Date: 26 August 2013 Keywords: Palestine, Qalandya refugee camp, Israeli occupation forces, In an excessive use of lethal force, on Monday morning, 26 August 2013, Israeli occupation forces killed 3 Palestinian civilians and wounded 16 others, including 5 children, in Qalandya refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem in the central West Bank. The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) denounces this heinous crime, holds Israel fully responsible for the current (...) Read more >>

Women In Arts: Activism And Censorship

Thursday 22 August 2013Source: AWID Autor: By Gabriela De Cicco Type of document: Analysis, Interviews Date: 16 August 2013 Keywords: Advocacy, Economic, social & cultural rights, Education, Equality & non-discrimination, Freedom of expression, Political participation, War & armed conflict, Palestine FRIDAY FILE - AWID spoke to Palestinian artist Larissa Sansour about how she addresses political issues in her art, the link between art and activism and why it is important to address censorship (...) Read more >>

Negotiations and the Release of Pre-Oslo Prisoners

Tuesday 20 August 2013Source: Addameer Date: 12 August 2013 Keywords:Palestine, Civil society , Prisoners To view list of prisoners expected to be released 13 August 2013, click here With negotiations between the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and Israel re-commencing over the next nine months, the unsettled question of Palestinian political prisoners returns to the forefront of discussions among politicians. Israel promising to release prisoners as a “goodwill gesture” towards the Palestinians has (...) Read more >>

Non-peaceful assembly does not justify collective punishment

Monday 19 August 2013Source: CIHRS Date: 15 August 2013 Keywords: Egypt, Human Rights, Torture, Muslim Brotherhood Rights groups condemn lethal violence against those in sit-in and terrorist acts of the Muslim Brotherhood The undersigned rights organizations condemn the use of excessive force yesterday by the security authorities when dispersing the sit-in by the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and its supporters at Rabia al-Adawiya Square in the Cairo governorate and Nahda Square in Giza. The action left hundreds (...) Read more >>

A Statement by the Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND) on the Arab Region’s Current Dangerous Developments

Wednesday 7 August 2013Source: ANND Keywords: Arab revolution, Transition, Human Rights, Freedoms Beirut, July 30, 2013 – the Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND): The so-called Arab Spring countries are passing through hard conditions, having repeatedly failed in handling the most important causes of the popular revolutions and uprisings, especially the issues of social justice, public freedoms and the establishment of security. The Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND) is aware that political transition (...) Read more >>

Islamist Groups Must Stop Inciting to Sectarian Violence; Protection of Christians Responsibility of the State

Wednesday 7 August 2013Source: CIHRS Date : 7 August 2013 Keywords: Egypt, Human Rights, Muslim Brotherhood The undersigned organizations express their grave concern regarding the increasing sectarian violence which has targeted Christians and their churches since the uprising of June 30. These organizations strongly condemn the rhetoric employed by leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood and their allies which includes clear incitement to violence and religious hatred in order to achieve political gains, (...) Read more >>

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