EOHR holds a seminar entitled” Egypt … The impacts of 28 years of emergency on the situation of human rights” next Wednesday

March 21st, 2010 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights( EOHR) will hold  a seminar entitled” Egypt … The impacts of 28 years of emergency on the situation of human rights” on Wednesday, 24/3/2010 at 5:00 PM at EOHR’s office. The seminar will include a group of law professors, members of People’s Assembly and Shura Council and representatives of political parties and civil society activists.

Mr. Hafez Abu Seada, Chairman of EOHR, clarified that the seminar aims at discussing the  extent of the conformity of the state of emergency  with the provisions of the Egyptian Constitution and international covenants on human rights, the reasons and justifications for imposing the state of emergency and the impacts of the state of emergency on the rights and freedoms in Egypt in general and on democratic development in particular.

This seminar comes in the frame of EOHR’s campaign to put an end to the state of emergency which has been launched since 2002, and with the approach to end the work with Law No. 162 of 1958 amended by Law No. 164 of 1981 on the case of emergency, also the seminar comes in the frame of the  government’s promise  to lift this case which has been imposed since 1981.

Seminar’s themes

 

The first theme: The  state of emergency and its compatibility with the Constitution and international conventions.

 
Speaker: Mr.  Essam El Islambouly, lawyer 

 
The second theme: The reasons and justifications for imposing the  state of emergency.

 
Speaker: Farid Zahran,   Director of Al Mahrosa  Center

The third theme: The impacts of the state of emergency on the rights and freedoms in Egypt (special courts – arrest and search – suspicion – detention – dispersing peaceful assemblies).

 

Speaker:  Hussein Abdul Razek,   ex. Secretary General of Al Tagamou party
Dr. Amar Ali Hassan,  writer and researcher in political sociology

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