Egypts Position on Human Rights Conventions

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies

Author(s): Alaa Abdelmonsef

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The term “Human Rights” has been repeated in Egypt in recent years, especially in the aftermath of the July 3 coup d’etat (2013), which created a frightening environment of widespread systematic repression, within a State policy, including legislative, executive and judicial powers.

With the escalation of human rights violations, a number of human rights organizations have been formed to monitor and document the human rights situation in Egypt in order to achieve several objectives, including the prevention of perpetrators’ impunity and the creation of a general cultural environment within the Egyptian community that human rights are binding rules which must be respected by regimes, not an irrelevant intellectual luxury, as they are considered by the Egyptian regime at the present time.

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