Thematic Human Rights Reports
Report on National Efforts to Promote Religious Freedoms in Egypt During 2021
President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has placed religious freedoms and the freedom to practice religious rituals at the forefront of national priorities as demonstrated by His Excellency being the first Egyptian President to attend Christmas mass at the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo in 2015.
Government Statements in the House of Representatives in January and February 2021
This report highlights efforts to enhance human rights in the context of implementing the Government’s Action Plan “Egypt Takes Off” (2018- 2020) and the relevant indicators in this regard as reflected in the statements made by the Prime Minister and a number of ministers before the House of Representatives in January and February 2021.
The Law on Regulating the Exercise Civil Work
The law on Regulating the Exercise of Civil Work, promulgated by Law No. 149 of 2019, is consistent with the constitutional entitlement of the right to form and join civil associations and institutions, as well as Egypt’s obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The law also came in response to the increasing need to enhance the role of the civil sector in development efforts.
Report on Efforts by State Institutions to Enhance Religious Freedoms in Egypt (2015-2019)
State institutions are keen to enhance the enjoyment of the right to freedom of religion and belief, strengthen national unity and consolidate the values of citizenship, tolerance, and dialogue. Numerous efforts have been undertaken to that end, in parallel with combating intolerance and discrimination in its various forms.
Report on The National Efforts Towards a Human Rights Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic - 1
The Ministry of Health established two hotlines to offer psychological support to citizens to help them overcome and avoid the anxiety brought about by the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and its consequences, including the lockdown and social distancing.
Report on The National Efforts Towards a Human Rights Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic - 2
In the wake of the global spread of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) and the resulting massive increase in the number of infections and deaths, the Egyptian authorities preemptively took a number of progressive precautionary and preventive measures as part of a comprehensive scheme involving several steps to mitigate the spread of the virus at the national level and to efficiently respond to positive cases.