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UN Human Rights Commissioner condemns killing of protesters

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said in a statement Tuesday he was “deeply disturbed” by the deaths of over 20 protesters on the fourth anniversary of the January 25 revolution. He called on authorities to end what he described as “excessive use of violence” by security …

OHCHR – Press Briefing Note on Egypt

We are deeply concerned about a number of recent developments in Egypt and their impact on freedom of expression, association and assembly. We are also concerned about the seriously damaging lack of accountability for human rights violations committed by security forces in the context of demonstrations.

UN adopts resolutions presented by Egypt

Egypt’s foreign ministry accuses countries voting against resolution of being in favour of “Israel’s illegal practices”. Egypt’s representative at the United Nations Amr Abu Al-Atta presented two resolutions during the 60th plenary session of the United Nations, with both adopted by the General Assembly on Tuesday.

Human Rights in Egypt – Universal Periodic Review – Important documents

On 5 November 2014, UN member state representatives, human rights groups, and Egyptian officials are scheduled to gather in Geneva to discuss the country’s human rights record as part of what is called a Universal Periodic Review. Below are important documents including further information on the process.

Egypt: UN Should Condemn Worsening Abuses

(Geneva) – Egypt’s allies should use the country’s November 5, 2014 review at the UN Human Rights Council to condemn the most dramatic reversal of human rights in Egypt’s modern history under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The United States and other allies should in particular condemn imminent threats to shut …