تقارير ودراسات

November 2007

Prohibited Identities

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.

 
May 2007

Egypt: Human Rights Council Membership Requires Steps to Address Violations

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).

 
April 2007

Egypt: Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

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).

 
August 2005

Egypt and the UN Human Rights System Reform

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.

 
January 2005

The TRIPS Agreement and Egypt's Responsibility to Protect the Right to Health

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.

 
August 2004

Freedom of Belief and the Arrests of Shi'a Muslims in Egypt

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.