Press Releases

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October 2021

The Supreme Standing Committee for Human Rights Technical Secretariat Holds a Hearing Session with Civil Society Representatives in Connection with the President’s Declaration of 2022 as the Year of Civil Society

The SSCHR TS held a hearing session on October 27 with representatives of a number of civil society organizations in connection with the President’s declaration of 2022 as the year of civil society. The session addressed the role of civil society within the framework of implementing the National Human Rights Strategy as well as the following up and evaluation of its

16
October 2021

The Supreme Standing Committee for Human Rights Technical Secretariat issues a Report on Egyptian Efforts to Realize the Right to Food On the Occasion of World Food Day

In light of SSCHR Technical Secretariat's (TS) keenness to issue reports on the national efforts in the field of human rights, on the occasions of celebrating the relevant international days, the TS issued a report on Egyptian efforts to realize the right to food, in both Arabic and English, on the occasion of World Food Day, October 16, 2021. The Report reviews the right to food within the framework

20
September 2021

The Meeting of the Supreme Standing Committee for Human Rights

The SSCHR held a meeting on Monday, September 20, 2021, in the presence of representatives of ministries and bodies, members of the SSCHR. It is the Committee’s first meeting since the launch of the National Strategy for Human Rights

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August 2021

The SSCHR Holds its Periodic Meeting with Representatives of Ministries and Member Bodies

SSCHR held its periodic meeting on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 with the participation of representatives of its member ministries and bodies where Ambassador Alaa Roushdi , Assistant Foreign Minister for Human Rights and International Social and Humanitarian Issues and Head of the SSCHR TS presented the progress achieved in the work of the TS in June and July 2021

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June 2021

The SSCHR Holds Its Periodic Meeting with Representatives of Ministries and Member Bodies

The SSCHR held its periodic meeting on Monday, June 28, 2021, in the presence of representatives of ministries and Committee’s member bodies. During the meeting, AmbassadorAlaa Roushdi, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Human Rights and International Social and Humanitarian Issues and Head of the TS of the SSCHR, reviewed the progress achieved by the TS in April and May 2021.

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June 2021

Press release on the Sate's efforts to Promote the Right to a Healthy Environment on the occasion of World Environment Day,

the TS issued a report, for the second year in a row, on the most significant national efforts to uphold the right to a healthy environment on the occasion of the World Environment Day, on the fifth of June

9
May 2021

SSCHR Holds a Meeting with the Human Rights Committee in the House of Representatives ithin the Framework of Preparing the National Human Rights Strategy

The Technical Secretariat of the Supreme Standing Committee for Human Rights held a meeting on Sunday 9 May, with the Human Rights Committee in the House of Representatives to review the most prominent features of the first draft of the National Human Rights Strategy and its targeted results. Ambassador Alaa

8
May 2021

The SSCHR Technical Secretariat (TS) meets with Civil Society Representatives of within the Framework of the Preparation of the National Human Rights Strategy (NHRS)

Within the framework of the extensive consultative process adopted by SSCHR for the preparation of the first NHRS, which is consistent with the participatory planning process that the State is currently pursuing, the SSCHR Technical Secretariat held a meeting on 8 May 2021 with civil society representatives and public

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April 2021

Press Release on National Efforts to achieve safety and health in the workplace to promote the right to work on the occasion of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work

In light of the commitment of the TS of the SSCHR to issue reports reviewing national efforts in regards to human rights on the occasion of international human rights days, the TS issued a report on national efforts to achieve safety and health in the workplace in order to promote the right to work, on the occasion of the International Day for Safety and Health in the workplace, which is celebrated on the 28th of April every year.

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March 2021

National Efforts to Realize the Right to Water

The SSCHR Technical Secretariat (TS) issues a report on State efforts to promote the right to water on the occasion of World Water Day.

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March 2021

SSCHR expresses its appreciation for the appointment of women judges at the State Council

The SSCHR TS praised the rapid response of the State Council to implement the directives of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi (issued on the eighth of this March on the occasion of International Women’s Day) to seek the hiring of women in the State Council and the Public Prosecution.

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March 2021

SSCHR Statement on the occasion of the Sixth Periodic Meeting

The SSCHR held a meeting on Monday, March 8, 2021, in the presence of representatives of ministries and member bodies of the Committee. During the meeting, Ambassador / Alaa Rushdi, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and Acting Head of the Technical Secretariat (TS) of the Committee, reviewed the progress made in the work of the TS, during the months of January and February 2021.

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February 2021

National Efforts to Achieve Social Justice from a Human Rights Perspective

Within the framework of the celebration of the World Day of Social Justice on the 20th of February of each year, the Technical Secretariat (TS) of the SSCHR issued a report on this occasion that addresses the most significant national efforts to achieve social justice from a human rights perspective.

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February 2021

SSCHR Statement on the occasion of International Day of Human Fraternity

In conjunction with the world's celebration on February 4 this year - for the first time - the International Day of Human Fraternity, the Technical Secretariat (TS) of the SSCHR issued a report on this occasion dealing with the leading role of Egypt within the framework of the United Nations in the field of promoting culture of peace and the values ​​of tolerance and religious freedoms; and within the constitutional and legal framework that supports the values ​​and principles of human fraternity

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January 2021

SSCHR Statement on the occasion of the Hearings held with Civil Society Representatives

On Tuesday 12 January, the hearings of The Technical Secretariat (TS) of the SSCHR met with representatives of civil society organizations, in preparation for the launch of the first national strategy for human rights, concluded.

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January 2021

SSCHR statement on Hearings held with Civil Society Representatives on the National Human Rights Strategy Kick Off

On Sunday morning, the tenth of January, the hearings held by the Technical Secretariat (TS) of the SSCHR with representatives of civil society organizations began, in preparation for the launch of the first national strategy for human rights.

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December 2020

The TS of the SSCHR meets with the NCHR to consult on the National Strategy for Human Rights

A meeting was held at the headquarters of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), headed by Mr. Mohamed Fayek, President of the NCHR, and Ambassador Dr. Ahmed Ihab Gamal El-Din, Assistant Foreign Minister for Human Rights and Secretary-General of the SSCHR, in the presence of a number of council members and heads of units in the TS of the Committee.

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December 2020

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Meets with the Members of the Technical Secretariat (TS) of the SSCHR

His excellency, Sameh Shoukry, Minister of Foreign Affair, and President and Chairman of the SSCHR met, on December 23rd , with the members of the TS of SSCHR. Minister Shoukry stressed that the establishment and work of SSCHR comes as a practical translation of the strong political will of the Egyptian State, at its highest level, to protect and promote respect for human rights, stressing the importance of the role entrusted to the TS of the SSCHR to carry out the tasks entrusted to it in this regard.

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December 2020

Statement on national efforts to promote and protect the rights of persons with disabilities in Egypt on the occasion of the International Day of persons with disabilities (3 December)

Since 1992, the international community has celebrated the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on the third of December of every year with the aim of promoting and raising awareness of the rights of persons with disabilities.

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October 2020

The Project for remote consideration of Pretrial Detention Orders is an enhancement of the rights of pretrial detainees

The SSCHR has emphasized that the launch of the first phase of the implementation of the project for remote consideration of pretrial detention orders on October 18 is a result of the will to enhance the rights of pretrial detainees.

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October 2020

The Advisory Body holds a meeting headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs to prepare the first National Strategy for Human Rights in Egypt

Sameh Shoukry, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the Supreme Standing Committee for Human Rights witnessed the Advisory Body’s meeting for the preparation of the National Strategy for Human Rights, which was held on October 17, 2020 at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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October 2020

Statement on the Egyptian efforts to realize the right to food on the occasion of celebrating World Food Day (October 16th)

Since 1981, the world has celebrated World Food Day on the sixteenth of October of each year and, on this occasion, the TS of the SSCHR prepared this report on the Egyptian efforts to realize the right to food.