Establishment & Composition

The Supreme Standing Committee for Human Rights (SSCHR) was established by virtue of Prime Ministerial Decree No. 2396 of 2018 issued on November 14, 2018. The establishment of SSCHR represents an important addition to efforts that aim at strengthening the institutionalization of human rights protection and promotion in Egypt. It reflects the strong political will to enhance  the implementation of Egypt’s obligations in the area of human rights, and reaffirms the State’s conviction that enforcing human rights is a major and important component of its “Sustainable Development Strategy: Egypt’s Vision 2030”.

Chairmanship of the SSCHR:  SSCHR is chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Membership of the SSCHR:It consists of representatives from the following 12 ministries and national agencies: Ministry of Defense; Ministry of Justice; Ministry of Interior; Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs; Ministry of Social Solidarity; the General Intelligence Service; the Public Prosecution; the Administrative Control Authority; the National Council for Women; the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood; the National Council for Persons with Disabilities; and the State Information Service.