Archive for January, 2018

EOHR Strongly condemns the armed assault on Justice Hesham Geneina

January 28th, 2018 by Editor

EOHR Strongly condemns the armed assault on Justice Hesham Geneina

 The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) strongly condemns the armed assault on Justice Hesham Geneina the former Chairman of the Central Auditing Organization one of Egypt’s top anti corruption agencies. Mr. Geneina is also a senior member of former potential presidential candidate Lieutenant General Sami Anan who was arrested recently for not acquiring legal permission from the military to run for office. The attack on Mr. Geneina took place on Saturday the 27th of January in New Cairo, and it left him with severe injuries that included a broken leg, as well as face a head lacerations.

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The Political and Legislative climate of the upcoming Presidential Elections

January 22nd, 2018 by Editor

The Political and Legislative climate of the upcoming Presidential Elections

Elections are the backbone of any democratic system, as they are the vehicle through which we can build and maintain a civil, democratic and pluralistic society. Elections also embodies the Egyptian citizen’s basic right of political participation in a democratic society and it’s the citizen’s say in the decision-making process. Elections offer the basis of the government’s accountability to the people and is the ultimate display of the will of the average citizen that guarantees his undeniable right to choose the government that serves and represents him. This entire process takes place within a legal context which should be sound and reflective of popular aspirations and will. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights will monitor the upcoming 2018 presidential race

January 18th, 2018 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights will monitor the upcoming 2018 presidential race

 

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) decided that it will setup an election observation mission to monitor the 2018 presidential elections this spring. EOHR submitted requests to the National Elections Commission (NEC) to obtain permits for the 1650 members of our observation mission. The Ministry of Social Solidarity has approved EOHR’s request for preliminary approval and certification of accreditation and has informed the NEC of these steps. All of these measures were taken in accordance with decree No. 8 of 2018 which pertains to the regulation of local and international civil society’s role in monitoring the upcoming presidential race. Read the rest of this entry »

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