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What UPR recommendations did Egypt reject?

  /  March 21, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The rejected recommendations dealt a range of issues such as death penalty, torture, Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, detention facilities, military courts and protest law.

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Rights groups sceptical on government’s response to UPR recommendations

  /  March 21, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Practices prove the contrary, the NGOs say

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Post-2015: Over 14 million newborns can be saved with smart targets

  /  March 20, 2015  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Dr. Bjørn Lomborg In a world where there are so many worthwhile targets demanding our attention, we need to focus on those where we have the best chance of doing the most good. How about read the rest…

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EU green light on potential Libya mission proposals

  /  March 16, 2015  /  Politics  /  No Comments

An EU foreign ministers meeting allowed High Representative Mogherini to outline proposals for EU mission to Libya after successful peace talks

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Concerns over human rights, civil society situation in Egypt before UNHRC

  /  March 14, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

No genuine political will to stop violations against human rights defenders in Egypt, says rights groups

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Egypt’s worst fear: The UN

  /  March 10, 2015  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Semanur Karaman The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a rather unique and quite technical process of the UN Human Rights Council, where each member-state’s human rights record is reviewed every four years. It is read the rest…

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Egypt’s International Women’s Day usually celebrated in marches demanding rights

  /  March 7, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

2015’s new demands add up to old unachieved ones

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Egypt welcomes Mali peace accord

  /  March 4, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics, Region  /  No Comments

The Mali government had signed an agreement with political, military movements

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UN envoy discusses Libyan political path with Egypt

  /  March 4, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics, Region  /  No Comments

The officials also discussed terrorism amid a split Libya

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Investing $1 in free contraception yields $40 globally

  /  February 18, 2015  /  Opinion  /  5 Comments

By Dr. Bjørn Lomborg There was a time when we worried about a “population explosion”, with ever more people fighting over ever fewer resources. Yet, the population growth has decreased since the late 1960s, and read the rest…

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Invest in better energy technology to fight climate change

  /  February 11, 2015  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

By Dr. Bjørn Lomborg Climate change has certainly received immense exposure among the most eminent issues of the 21st century so far. The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon argues that it is “an existential challenge read the rest…

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Shoukry meets UN diplomat to discuss Egypt’s seat in UN Security Council

  /  February 3, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Terry Larson arrived in Cairo to discuss Egypt’s campaign towards a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council

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Shoukry meets UN diplomat to discuss Palestinian issue

  /  February 2, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Robert Serry arrived in Cairo to discuss potential resumption of Palestinian-Israeli peace talks

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Living and working as a Syrian refugee in Egypt

  /  January 29, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The United Nations figures point to 136,717 refugees registered with the organisation in Egypt.

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Presidential pardon for Protest Law detainees expected: Human rights advocates

  /  January 3, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Expected on list include Ahmed Douma, Mohamed Soltan, Sanaa Seif, Yara Sallam

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Exhibition attempts to raise ‘Refugee Voices’

  /  December 17, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

Through work by five photographers, the exhibition explores a side of refugees’ lives in Egypt

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Shoukry, British meetings tackle international security in the Middle East

  /  December 14, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Shoukry stressed risk of third intifada as a result of “provocations” in Palestinian territories

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Egypt-UN meeting tackles international security in the Middle East

  /  December 14, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs praised Egypt’s attempts to ease tensions between Palestinians and Israelis

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Court to hear prosecution’s appeal on FGM death case

  /  December 13, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

13-year-old girl died during FGM operation, father and doctor are accused on the case

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Egypt to send doctors to Equatorial Guinea

  /  December 10, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Al-Sisi and President of Equatorial Guinea also discuss economic relations

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NGO to move international programmes abroad due to ‘war on civil society’

  /  December 9, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Award-winning, Cairo-based CIHRS says human rights organisations face ongoing threats

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Youth Innovation Camp to promote social justice in Egypt

  /  December 4, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  1 Comment

The camp attempts to provide a platform for young Egyptians to communicate their understanding of the term Social Justice

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Celebrating International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

  /  December 1, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  1 Comment

95% of women between 18-28 suffered from verbal, physical harassment in the street, 52% think the way they’re dressed is reason

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South Sudanese president invites Al-Sisi for official visit

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

Salva Kiir held closed talks with his Egyptian counterpart Saturday, with both countries signing several agreements on future cooperation

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United Nations celebrates in Zamalek

  /  November 9, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Fair highlights the organisation’s achievements in Egypt

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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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UK ‘encourages’ Egypt to abide by human rights and freedoms

  /  November 5, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

British embassy urges Egyptian government to follow UK recommendations in Geneva

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Egypt faces UN human rights review in Geneva

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

UN states question Egypt on rights of assembly and association, torture, gender rights, and application of constitution

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Rights groups provide Egyptian government with 100 recommendations on violations

  /  November 3, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

“No progress has been made” in Egypt’s compliance with United Nations commitments, say human rights organisations

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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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