Human Rights Council 53rd session side event “Ten years of repression in Egypt”

In collaboration with Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms, OMCT and committee for Justice, Egyptian Human Rights Forum co-organized a side-event on “Ten years of repression in Egypt”, that took place from 11.00 to 12.00 CET on Friday 23 June 2023 in Palais des Nations, Geneva. The side-event aimed to bring together human rights defenders from Egypt, UN experts and States representatives to collectively reflect on the human rights crisis in the country and provide concrete recommendations to relevant stakeholders, to put an end to widespread rights violations, gender discrimination, torture, arbitrary detention and enforced disappearances, as well as better support and protect civil society and human rights defenders in Egypt.

Speakers were: Samar Elhussieny, human rights defender and programme officer at Egyptian Human Rights Forum (EHRF), Amal Fathy, former political prisoner and women’s rights activist, Ahmed Mefreh Elsaeidy, human rights lawyer and Executive Director or Committee for Justice (CFJ), Muhammad Ebaid, Human Rights Researcher and Project Director at Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedom (ECRF), Moderator: Delphine Reculeau, World Organisation Against Torture. The event was also streamed online and later translated.

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