EOHR holds a seminar entitled” Towards a future without the state of emergency” … next Tuesday

May 13th, 2010 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) will hold a seminar  entitled” Towards a future without the state of emergency” on Tuesday 18/5/2010 at 2:00 PM  at EOHR’s office. The seminar will include a group of  law professors, a number of members of People’s Assembly and Shura Council and representatives of political parties and political forces and civil society activists.

Mr. Hafez Abu Seada, chairman of EOHR pointed out that  the seminar aims at discussing the impacts of extending the state of emergency for another two years, and 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 democratic development in particular.

Holding this seminar comes EOHR’s  campaign for ending the state of emergency started in 2002 and continued until now, hoping that the government fulfill its repeated promises to end this situation which has  imposed since 1981.

Seminar’s themes:
Terrorism and emergency … Whichever is more dangerous than the other?
General: Fouad Allam, security expert.
Emergency and the confiscation of the right to fair trial
Mr. Montaser Al-Zayat, lawyer.
Emergency and the confiscation of the right to freedom of opinion and expression.
Mr. Essam Shiha,  Member of the Supreme Council of Al Wafd Party
Emergency and the confiscation of the right of establishing associations
Mr. Ahmed Abdel Hafeez, Lawyer at  Cassation Court.
National Committee to build a future without emergency
Mr. Hafez Abu Seada,  chairman of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights.

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