Proposed Government Law Makes NGOs Subordinate to Security and Ministry Control

Proposed Government Law Makes NGOs Subordinate to Security and Ministry Control

Proposed Government Law Makes NGOs Subordinate to Security and Ministry Control The undersigned rights organizations express their deep concern regarding the Ministry of Social Sol ...

Against Law 32: ECESR challenges constitutionality of Corrupt Contracts Law

Against Law 32: ECESR challenges constitutionality of Corrupt Contracts Law

First ECESR challenge filed at the Constitutional Court this year Contested law engenders corruption, Protects corrupt government contracts Arabic On 8 July 2014, ECESR filed an ap ...

ECESR publishes major report on 2013 protests in Egypt

ECESR publishes major report on 2013 protests in Egypt

On 7 July 2014, the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights (ECESR) published a major report documenting protests in Egypt in 2013, which provides a record of social and eco ...

Court Commissioners’ Report Requires State To Issue and announce Its Policy to Reduce Electricity Loads

Court Commissioners’ Report Requires State To Issue and announce Its Policy to Reduce Electricity Loads

The Order is a Win for Right to Information and Consumer Rights The Case Aims to Encourage True Popular Control over the Government Daily Doings Arab Network for Human Rights Infor ...

Budget & Transparency | Worrying Reticence over New Budget, Disappearance  of Official Announcements

Budget & Transparency | Worrying Reticence over New Budget, Disappearance of Official Announcements

The Ministry of Finance is yet to publish the draft budget bill, despite the law going into force. Until yesterday [Tuesday, July 1], no official or legal document had been issued ...

IFIs | The World Bank must adopt  “integrated development” instead of  “priorities”, NGOs Say

IFIs | The World Bank must adopt “integrated development” instead of “priorities”, NGOs Say

NGO that Participated The World Bank must adopt the concept of “integrated development” instead of the logic of “priorities" Arabic The undersigned civil society organizations took ...

The Latest On “Coal” : Continuing of Struggle …

The Latest On “Coal” : Continuing of Struggle …

It has become clear that political elites and business tycoons have united to put Egypt on a toxic path, with an environment minister encouraging the use of coal, the Government is ...

Debt & Development | ECESR strongly criticizes EBRD during the Bank’s Annual Meetings

Debt & Development | ECESR strongly criticizes EBRD during the Bank’s Annual Meetings

Issue Paper Through its participation in the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Annual Meeting, ECESR has raised several key issues during the annual event whi ...

liberties | Confiscation of Human Rights Newspaper: A Dangerous Escalation

liberties | Confiscation of Human Rights Newspaper: A Dangerous Escalation

The Confiscation of "Wasla": A Dangerous Escalation in the Harassment of Human Rights Organizations and Freedom of Opinion and Expression Joint Press Release In an escalation of th ...

Environmental Justice | New Publication: Factsheet

Environmental Justice | New Publication: Factsheet

New Publications Fact Sheet: Environmental Justice On 15 June 2014, ECESR published a new issue of the Fact Sheet series related to the Center’s various programs. The new publicati ...

Fair Trials Vanish Following Sentencing Activists of 15 Years for In Absentia

Fair Trials Vanish Following Sentencing Activists of 15 Years for In Absentia

Sentencing Activists for 15 years in Absentia Confirms our concerns regarding the right to free and fair trials and the independence of the judiciary Joint press statement The hars ...

Proposed Government Law Makes NGOs Subordinate to Security and Ministry Control

Proposed Government Law Makes NGOs Subordinate to Security and Ministry Control The undersigned rights organizations express their deep concern regarding the Ministry of Social Solidarity’s latest draft of the bill regulating non-governmental organizations, and declare it a flagrant breach of the constitution and Egypt’s international obligations. The law, if adopted, will criminalize the operation of NGOs ...

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Against Law 32: ECESR challenges constitutionality of Corrupt Contracts Law

First ECESR challenge filed at the Constitutional Court this year Contested law engenders corruption, Protects corrupt government contracts Arabic On 8 July 2014, ECESR filed an appeal[1] to the Supreme Constitutional Court, in cooperation with the offices of the attorneys at law Khaled Ali Omar and Shaaban Kamel Abu Zahra. The appeal contested the constitutionality of Law No.32 of year 2014 issued by forme ...

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ECESR publishes major report on 2013 protests in Egypt

On 7 July 2014, the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights (ECESR) published a major report documenting protests in Egypt in 2013, which provides a record of social and economic protests monitored by the Center. The report is in three sections, describing the following. The first section provides a general overview of the temporal and spatial frequency of protests and a comparison of three major cat ...

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Court Commissioners’ Report Requires State To Issue and announce Its Policy to Reduce Electricity Loads

The Order is a Win for Right to Information and Consumer Rights The Case Aims to Encourage True Popular Control over the Government Daily Doings Arab Network for Human Rights Information Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights Arabic The Commissioners Authority of the Cairo Administrative Courts finalized its report in the case filed by the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights (ECESR) and t ...

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Budget & Transparency | Worrying Reticence over New Budget, Disappearance of Official Announcements

The Ministry of Finance is yet to publish the draft budget bill, despite the law going into force. Until yesterday [Tuesday, July 1], no official or legal document had been issued providing detailed information or data concerning the general state budget of the current fiscal year, which already began. However, the full financial statement was published today, after the discussion and approval phase was ful ...

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IFIs | The World Bank must adopt “integrated development” instead of “priorities”, NGOs Say

NGO that Participated The World Bank must adopt the concept of “integrated development” instead of the logic of “priorities" Arabic The undersigned civil society organizations took part in consultative talks held by the World Bank with various parties in Egypt, as it seeks to solicit opinions on Egypt’s Country Partnership Framework for 2015–19, which governs the Bank’s policies Egypt. The undersigned organ ...

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The Latest On “Coal” : Continuing of Struggle …

It has become clear that political elites and business tycoons have united to put Egypt on a toxic path, with an environment minister encouraging the use of coal, the Government is doing away with the future generation’s rights’ to live in a healthy environment, working against all that constitutes economic, scientific, or political sense for the future of Egypt. Despite the ongoing struggle of Egyptian civ ...

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Debt & Development | ECESR strongly criticizes EBRD during the Bank’s Annual Meetings

Issue Paper Through its participation in the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Annual Meeting, ECESR has raised several key issues during the annual event which lasted 4 days last month in the Polish capital; Warsaw On top of these issues was the role of EBRD in financing  Use of Coal in cement industry  in Egypt, an action which was faced with a popular outcry and severe opposition fr ...

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liberties | Confiscation of Human Rights Newspaper: A Dangerous Escalation

The Confiscation of "Wasla": A Dangerous Escalation in the Harassment of Human Rights Organizations and Freedom of Opinion and Expression Joint Press Release In an escalation of the crackdown on rights groups, Egyptian security forces have confiscated Issue No. 72 of Wasla, a magazine issued by the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), and arrested a worker at the press where the publication ...

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Environmental Justice | New Publication: Factsheet

New Publications Fact Sheet: Environmental Justice On 15 June 2014, ECESR published a new issue of the Fact Sheet series related to the Center’s various programs. The new publication explains some of the most relevant environmental issues lately witnessing the required attention due to the uproar caused by the government’s decision to use coal in the country’s energy program. Using attractive and simple gra ...

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