Introduction- This report provides a brief overview of the most significant developments for freedom of religion and belief in Egypt during the first three months of 2008. It documents new court rulings, legislation and government policies relevant to freedom of religion and belief, as well as instances of religious discrimination and other violations of religious freedom.
Summary and Introduction- I tried to obtain the national ID card. In the application, I wrote that my religion was Baha'i. The officer refused to accept the application and asked me to present my birth certificate. I showed it to him. It stated that I was Baha'i and so were my parents. He still refused to accept the application and asked me to apply in Cairo.
Introduction- On 17 May 2007, the United Nations General Assembly (GA) will elect 14 new members to the world's top official rights body, the Human Rights Council (the Council).
Introduction- This paper highlights some areas of concern with regard to the Egyptian government's implementation of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (ICRMW).
Introduction- From 14-16 September 2005, New York City will host the 2005 World Summit, held at the United Nations (UN) headquarters, and attended by approximately 170 Heads of State and Government. It is the largest congregation of the world’s leaders in history and provides a rare historical opportunity to reach fundamental decisions concerning security, development and human rights.
1. Introduction- On 1 January 2005, the agreement on the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (hereinafter TRIPS) came into force in Egypt, which is now bound by international law to implement its duties under this agreement in order to ensure full protection of intellectual property rights, including copyright, trademarks and patent rights.
Introduction- This report documents the arrests of Shi'a Muslims that have taken place between December 2003 and March 2004. Two of the victims of this crackdown, Mohammed el-Derini and Mohammed Omar, are still in detention as of this writing.