Human Rights

Human rights are key to the MDGs
Opinion

Human rights are key to the MDGs

Sha’ban Riyad Abdel Latif, a 45-year-old father of four, was made homeless after being forcibly evicted from his room on…
Report highlights obstacles to human rights advocacy in Middle East, N. Africa
Egypt

Report highlights obstacles to human rights advocacy in Middle East, N. Africa

An international report focusing on the plight of pro-democracy and human rights activists and associations that are working under tough…
US rights group charges Egypt with abusing UNHRC voting rights
Egypt

US rights group charges Egypt with abusing UNHRC voting rights

US-based human rights watchdog Freedom House has accused Egypt of misusing its voting rights in the United Nations Human Rights…
EOHR: Darfur refugees subject to ‘deplorable conditions’ by Egyptian police
Egypt

EOHR: Darfur refugees subject to ‘deplorable conditions’ by Egyptian police

The Cairo-based Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) on Thursday denounced the "deplorable treatment" of Darfurian refugees in Egypt at…
Ibrahim: Egypt uses ‘US complex’ to stonewall democracy
Egypt

Ibrahim: Egypt uses ‘US complex’ to stonewall democracy

Saad Eddin Ibrahim, the Egyptian dissident and human rights activist who recently returned to Egypt from exile in the US,…
Minister requests investigation into foreign adoption case
Egypt

Minister requests investigation into foreign adoption case

Family and Population Minister Moushira Khattab has submitted a formal request to the attorney-general for investigations into a case in…
Shenouda bans non-religious conferences in churches
Egypt

Shenouda bans non-religious conferences in churches

Coptic Pope Shenouda III has issued a resolution prohibiting conferences of a non-religious nature inside churches and auxiliary buildings, except…
Rights activist back to Cairo after 3 years abroad
Egypt

Rights activist back to Cairo after 3 years abroad

Sociology professor and political activist Saad Eddin Ibrahim is scheduled to arrive in Cairo on Wednesday after spending three years…
AI calls for Egypt to drop charges against three activists
Egypt

AI calls for Egypt to drop charges against three activists

International human rights watchdog Amnesty International has called for the Egyptian authorities to drop all charges against two leading human…
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