A press conference for NGOs on the government-prepared draft law

January 19th, 2012 by Editor

The Egyptian civil society organizations hold a press conference on January 22, 2012, 12 pm, to discuss the positive and negative points of the draft law of civil society organizations, issued by the Egyptian Ministry of Social Affairs. The conference will be located at the headquarters of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR).

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) held an open discussion meeting for the Egyptian civil society organizations on January 19, 2012 in order to launch the “Free Civil Society” campaign, which aims at drafting a new code for NGOs instead of code no. 84, year 2002. The meeting, held at the headquarters of EOHR, was participated by political and human rights activists, representatives of civil society organizations and political parties and professors of law.

Mr. Hafez Abu Seada, the head of EOHR, stated that local and international civil society organizations played such an important role in opening wide debates on many painful issues like torture, forcible disappearance and corruption in addition to social and economic rights. Such efforts were focused on enhancement of the poor people’s life. The debates covered the everyday life of those who life in slums and cemeteries. For this reason, the freedom of the local and international civil society organizations has to be guaranteed.

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