NHRC elected three states to discuss Egypt’s human rights report during UPR session
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Despite the president portraying a positive image to the general assembly, a report highlights the disparities between real action and UPR recommendations
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.
Practices prove the contrary, the NGOs say
Activation of NGO law is “inconsistent with international conventions and the Egyptian constitution”, says rights group
International human rights groups also call for authorities to repeal “draconian laws” and take adequate action over sexual harassment
“No progress has been made” in Egypt’s compliance with United Nations commitments, say human rights organisations
The ex-army general has campaigned strongly on his success in fighting armed groups linked to Al-Qaeda at home and in neighbouring Sahel nations.
A coalition of 130 organisations to hand a report to UN regarding economic and social conditions in Egypt