Egyptian authorities’ “widespread and systematic” use of torture is “a crime against humanity”, rights groups said Monday in an appeal to the United Nations to review Egypt’s rights record.
A former Egyptian minister from President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s government has been confirmed as a candidate for the next director general of Unesco, a decision overshadowed by recent demolitions in Cairo’s City of the Dead.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stressed the importance of dealing with the phenomenon of refugee flows and all forms of displacement, through a comprehensive approach addressing the real roots of crises related to challenges of settling conflicts and achieving security and political stability and comprehensive sustainable development.
The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders said yesterday that she is following the prison sentences issued against lawyers and human rights activists in Egypt with concern. Mary Lawlor also called for their release.
The United Nations Human Rights Committee will hold a two-day session this week to examine the Egyptian government’s implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
Reactions continue to letters from prisoners, which recorded the violations and the intensified suffering of hundreds of detainees in Badr Prison for Reform and Rehabilitation, with letters mentioning some detainees committing suicide.
The UN’s twenty-seventh Conference of Parties at the sunny resort town of Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, was branded as the “implementation COP.” This was the climate summit that would finally fulfill previous financial pledges for investing in renewable energy, building infrastructure to withstand extreme weather events, responding to climate disasters, and …
After two weeks and numerous delays and arguments, delegates to the Cop27 climate conference in Egypt finally managed to come to an agreement overnight on tackling the climate emergency.
The representative of the Egyptian presidency of the COP27 conference, Wael Abul-Magd, described the accusations of “violations of the code of conduct” by the Egyptian police as “ridiculous.”
United Nations officers running security at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt said Monday they are probing allegations of surveillance and misconduct by Egyptian police towards delegates.