Egypt to present report on human rights before UPR in Geneva

Sarah El-Sheikh
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Egypt is expected to submit a report on Egypt’s human rights condition during the United Nations Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on Wednesday in Geneva, said President of the Egyptian Organization of Human Rights, Hafez Abu Saeda.

In a televised interview on Monday, Abu Saeda stated that the report will present Egypt’s commitment to the recommendations made during the previous session, noting that Egypt implemented 220 recommendations out of the required 300.

He pointed out that report will also tackle how the recommendations were installed, the challenges the state faced, and why other recommendations were not implemented.

Out of the 300 recommendations that the government received, it fully accepted 224 and partially accepted 23, and rejected 23 recommendations for their incompatibility with the Constitution. It also took note of 29 recommendations because they were already implemented, and considered one recommendation as inaccurate, the report added.

This is the third time for Egypt to be reviewed under the UPR mechanism, previously in 2010 and 2014. It is one of the 14 states to be reviewed by the UPR Working Group during its upcoming session taking place from 4 to 15 November.

The UNHRC elected on Monday Britain, Senegal, and Fiji to discuss Egypt’s human rights portfolio within the UPR’s framework.

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