EOHR will hold a consultative meeting with representatives of NGOs at the Organization’s Headquarters to discuss NGOs’ draft law

September 1st, 2013 by Editor

EOHR will hold a consultative meeting with representatives of NGOs at the Organization’s Headquarters to discuss NGOs’ draft law, proposed by the High committee formed by The Ministry of Social Solidarity on Wednesday, 4th of September 2013, at twelve o’clock noon.

This meeting is held to discuss the articles of the NGOs’ draft law, reach a prelimenary consensus among organizations and NGOs on the foundation of amending the Assocaitions’ law No. 84 of  2002, and then propose the amendments to  the High Committee formed by the Ministry of Social Solidarity. This meeting is vital especially after the 30th of June Revolution  and vital for the changes that are taking place on the political arena.

Mr. Hafez Abu Saada, President of EOHR, explained that NGOs have contributed prominently throughout the past decade in many areas of development and human rights, and contributed in raising the awareness of the Egyptian citizen regarding the principles of human rights and other  fundamental rights, whether before the 25th of January Revolution or after it; unfortunately this role was confronted with an attempt to silence the voices of these Organizations.

Mr. Abu Saada added that, in the next phase, there must be a new law for associations consistent with international standards for human rights and the rules of international law that guarantee the right to assembly and association; this also will be in accordance with changes that have happened recently in the Egyptian arena, and the role of NGOs in exposing some of the practices and violations of the rights of the ordinary Egyptian citizen.

 

 

 

 

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