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Health ministry launches medical protocol for victims of gender-based violence

  /  November 24, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  1 Comment

One in three women around the world has reported an experience of violence, 38% of all murder crimes against women were by their partners

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Rights groups seek dialogue with government

  /  November 18, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

Groups aim to discuss independence of civic associations, fearing NGO law will lead to government interference

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Human Rights Watch denounces Al-Sisi’s decree allowing military trials for civilians

  /  November 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

The law represents “another nail in the coffin of justice in Egypt”, says programme director

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EOHR expresses concern as deadline passes for NGO registration

  /  November 10, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Activation of NGO law is “inconsistent with international conventions and the Egyptian constitution”, says rights group

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German ambassador praises security situation in Egypt: Interior ministry

  /  November 10, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

German security apparatuses agree with Ministry of Interior to exchange information about “terrorist elements”

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Egypt receives 300 recommendations in UN human rights review

  /  November 8, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

UN members call for amendments to Protest and NGO Laws

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Rights groups protest crackdown on NGOs in Egypt

  /  November 5, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

International human rights groups also call for authorities to repeal “draconian laws” and take adequate action over sexual harassment

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7 rights groups decided against participation in UPR

  /  November 4, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Rights groups cite threats posed by the government against NGOs

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ANHRI calls for release of Saudi woman rights activist

  /  November 4, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Souad Al-Shammary was arrested for a tweet calling Saudi society “male-dominant”

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Egypt government, Brotherhood to exchange accusations in Geneva

  /  November 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Government and Brotherhood looking to score political points, rights groups to show reality, says analyst

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A failure of democracy and human rights

  /  October 30, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Dr Cesar Chelala It is a sad day for democracy when 12 Nobel Peace Laureates write a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to close one of the darkest chapters of recent US read the rest…

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Activists launch legal guide for homosexuals in Egypt

  /  October 30, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Guide discusses violations against homosexuals by the police, employers and people in public places

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Egyptian, Cypriot, Greek foreign ministers meet in Nicosia

  /  October 29, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Talks occur on security, energy and tourism ahead of 8 November meeting in Cairo

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Human rights organisations launch civil society awareness campaign

  /  October 27, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

EIPR will not register under the law proposed by the government

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Better late than never: how to rebound state fragility in Egypt?

  /  October 25, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Abdulla M. Erfan The Fund for Peace recently published the 2014 fragile states indicators for Egypt bringing empirical realities to the heated debate on policies for addressing Egypt’s political, economic and social challenges.  According to the read the rest…

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Amnesty calls for release of activists on trial under Protest Law

  /  October 25, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

22 activists await verdict on Sunday

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TV show cut mid-air

  /  October 22, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Show host accuses channel of stopping a reportage showing a death of a child at school, channel denies

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Egyptian ambassador to UN calls for end to Palestinian occupation

  /  October 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Amr Abu Atta’s comments came during UN Security Council meeting shortly before peace talks are set to resume in Cairo

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Theatre performance depicts ‘stories of empty stomachs’

  /  October 22, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Group of volunteer performers present true stories of detainees on hunger strike to protest against their “inhumane treatment” in prison

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Shoukry meets EU human rights envoy ahead of review

  /  October 21, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Egyptian foreign minister stresses importance of building legal system based on equality

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Alaa Abdel Fattah’s right to fair trial violated: EMHRN

  /  October 13, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Rights group concerned over judicial independence

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Erdogan in no position to give lessons on democracy: Egypt

  /  September 29, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Turkish president has illusions of restoring the Ottoman Empire, says Egyptian foreign ministry

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Saudi Arabia, Montenegro, Ivory Coast to head UN review of Egypt’s human rights track record

  /  September 27, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

“We are facing a scandal in terms of Egypt’s and Saudi Arabia’s human rights records”, says lawyer Gamal Eid

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UK keen on expanding partnerships to help Egypt

  /  September 24, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

British PM urges Al-Sisi to “ensure human rights are respected in Egypt in the fight against extremism”

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Will Egyptians restore their sense of security?

  /  September 13, 2014  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Egypt faces increased militancy and crime following 25 January Revolution

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‘Out of Place’: The Palestinian definition of home

  /  September 1, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  1 Comment

Violent experiences of losing home leave Palestinian families with “contradicting emotions” and almost no unity between definitions of home by each family

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Mourners chant ‘down with military rule’ during Seif El-Islam’s memorial

  /  August 31, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Renowned lawyer’s two children, who were allowed to attend the memorial, were taken back to prison afterwards

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Human rights group collaborate to fight against Egyptian NGO law

  /  August 31, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

HRW says independent organisations in Egypt face looming crackdown; Amnesty states Egyptian authorities want to put 40,000 NGOs under their thumb

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Egyptian businessman to request investigation into Dutch journalist

  /  August 30, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Businessman in the Netherlands working with Egyptian embassy to file a request to the Dutch authorities to investigate Rena Netjes over spreading “lies” about Egypt

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Shoukry joins Syria meeting in Saudi Arabia; FM condemns killing of US journalist

  /  August 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Arab ministers will discuss deteriorating situation in Syria, Iraq and the rise of Islamic State

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