Archive for May, 2010

EOHR filed a case before the Administration Judiciary against the High Elections Commission and the National Council for Human Rights

May 31st, 2010 by Editor

 

EOHR filed a case on Monday 31\5\2010 in  the Council of State against the High Elections Commission and the National Council for Human which is competent

with receiving requests  of the civil society organizations to issue the monitoring permits, Hafez Abu Seada, chairman of EOHR has  filed the case No.34703 as the case will be heard tomorrow. Read the rest of this entry »

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In the first challenges of the work of civil society organizations to monitor elections, High Elections Commission issued 20 permits from 125 for EOHR

May 31st, 2010 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) expresses its deepest worries on receiving   20 permits from 125 permits  submitted by  EOHR to the High Elections Commission on Sunday, 30/5/2010   in order to monitor Shura elections scheduled in June 2010, the matter which will harm the transparency of the electoral process and will increase the questions on the extent of the Commission’s commitment to the international and constitutional standards to ensure the integrity of the elections and this is considered an impede for civil society organizations to monitor the electoral process. Read the rest of this entry »

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In a series of Israeli criminal acts against humanity

May 31st, 2010 by Editor

EOHR called the international community for immediate intervention to cease the Israeli attack against  Gaza-bound aid flotilla.

 EOHR condemns the Israeli aggressive attack on “Freedom flotilla”, as this attack resulted in killing 19 civilians  and injuring of 60 , Israeli army used excessive force against civilians  including  women and children from different countries, they were interested in providing humanitarian aids  to people in Gaza , this constitute a crime against humanity according to article7(Paragraph 1,2) according to  the International Criminal Court. EOHR called the international community to investigate and intervene immediately to force Israel to cease fire and release the captive people and the Egyptian members of people’s assembly. Read the rest of this entry »

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For the freedom of scientific research and updating local councils and E-government, Demands for a new law for freedom of information

May 30th, 2010 by Editor

 At the end of a seminar entitled” Towards a free informative society”, which was held by EOHR on Thursday 27/5/2010 at EOHR’s office,  media experts, representatives of political parties and human rights activists called the government for  speeding  up the enactment of a clear bill for providing information reflects the international standards on the effective access to information, and criminalize  the prohibition of circulation or preventing  circulation for such reasons not related to the national security. Read the rest of this entry »

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Shura elections

May 27th, 2010 by Editor

EOHR monitors 35 constituencies  in 22 governorates

 EOHR monitors the mid-term elections for Shura Council 2010 for nearly 35 constituencies distributed over 22 governorates(Dakahlia – Giza – Helwan – Menoufiya – Alexandria – Al Behira – Al Gharbia- Qaliubiya – Kafr El-Sheikh – Al Sharkia – Minya – Fayoum – Port Said – South Sinai – 6 October – the Red Sea – Suez – Cairo – Assuit – Sohag – Qena – Damietta) in accordance with the administrative judiciary decision  issued in November 2005 which stated that NGOs Read the rest of this entry »

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EOHR holds a seminar entitled” Towards a free informative society “

May 26th, 2010 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) will hold a seminar entitled “Towards a free informative society” in the framework of  the project of  “The Arab network for defending the right of access to information on Thursday 27/5/2010 at 2:00 PM at EOHR’s office. The seminar will include a number of experts, professors of law and  media, representatives of NGOs and human rights activists. Read the rest of this entry »

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For defending freedom of opinion and expression

May 25th, 2010 by Editor

EOHR supports the journalists of Al Youm Al Sabe and Al Masry Al Youm

 EOHR expresses its full solidarity with the journalists of Al Youm Al Sabe and Al Masry Al Youm newspapers ( Magdy El Galad, Hossam Sadaka, Khaled Salah, and Nour Ali ) after judge. Mohamed El Hossiny, president of the Council of the State, submitted a report to the Attorney -General against them after the two newspapers published the prosecution report on a bribery case of  Mohamed Farid Khamis and two former counselors in the Council of the State, the matter which considered a defend for freedom of opinion and expression guaranteed by the Constitution and the international covenants concerned with human rights(1). Read the rest of this entry »

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Human rights activists in danger

May 23rd, 2010 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) expresses its  deepest worries on the arbitrary  practices against  some human rights activists (Mr. Nasser Amin, director of the Arab Center for Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession(1), Mr.  Ahmed Seif, ex. director of Hisham Mubarak Center and  Mr. Gamal Eid, director of the Arabic Network for human rights information(2), and the tendency to try them before the courts  in a violation to the Constitution and international covenants on human rights which  guaranteed  the right to freedom of opinion and expression, declared its full solidarity with them. Read the rest of this entry »

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To put the recommendations of Geneva in action EOHR forms the “National Committee to build a future without emergency”

May 19th, 2010 by Editor

At the end of a seminar entitled” Towards a future without the state of emergency” which was held by EOHR on Tuesday 18/5/2010, EOHR declared the establishment of “The national committee to build a future without emergency” and to include in its membership representatives of political parties, political forces and civil society organizations in order to launch a campaign to negotiate with government officials and experts to practice a pressure on the government to cancel the state of emergency during 6 months, calling the government for responding to the recommendations of UN human rights council on lifting the state of emergency in the frame of the Universal Periodic Review for the Egyptian file on the status of human rights. Read the rest of this entry »

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Abu Seada participates in the cultural forum for the prisons sector with a lecture on the police officers and the protection of human rights

May 18th, 2010 by Editor

The  Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) participated in the cultural forum for the prisons sector which was held by  the Ministry of  Interior – prisons sector on Monday 17th May 2010 at Al Marg prison; the forum included a number of leaders:  Read the rest of this entry »

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