Press Releases & News

Press Release9 Jun 2007

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) welcomed the legal precedent established today by the Supreme Administrative Court's ruling that a complete ban on the right of a Muslim woman to don the niqab, a veil covering the whole face exce

Press Release16 Dec 2006

Egypt's Supreme Administrative Court today found the government may not recognize the Bahai'i faith in official identification documents, leaving Baha'i Egyptian citizens unable to obtain necessary documents that must include a citizen's religion,

Press Release23 Apr 2006

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) today announced that the Interior Ministry has released Islamic scholar Metwalli Ibrahim Metwalli after spending nearly three years in administrative detention under the Emergency Law for the reli

Press Release29 Jan 2006

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) today welcomed the decision of the Supreme Administrative Court (the Court) to refer the issue of women's freedom to don the niqab (face veil) in public places to the Court's Chamber of Uniform Pr

Press Release8 Aug 2005

The EIPR's Right to Privacy Program has documented at least 54 lawsuits involving citizens who have had to resort to courts because of an arbitrary refusal by the Interior Ministry's Civil Affairs Department to recognize their religious affiliations by printing them on their identity cards.