After Threats, Egyptian Human Rights Organization Decide Not To Participate In UPR

After Threats, Egyptian Human Rights Organization Decide Not To Participate In UPR

As a Result of a Direct Threat to their Work: Egyptian Human Rights Organizations Have Decided Not to Participate in Egypt’s UPR before the UN Joint Press Release The review of Egy ...

Justice | Rights Organizations Extremely Worried Over Hostile Climate Towards Lawyers

Justice | Rights Organizations Extremely Worried Over Hostile Climate Towards Lawyers

Violations against lawyers: another obstacle in the path or criminal justice. The undersigned organizations express grave concern regarding the hostile climate within which lawyers ...

On Arab Environment Day: ECESR Welcomes Renewable Energy Tariff policy, Condemns Continue of Coal Use

On Arab Environment Day: ECESR Welcomes Renewable Energy Tariff policy, Condemns Continue of Coal Use

On the occasion of Arab Environment Day 2014, ECESR welcomes the Government’s announcement of a progressive Feed in Tariff policy to encourage the uptake of solar and wind energy i ...

In A Letter To The President:Unions And Rights Groups Reject  Government Transition To VAT

In A Letter To The President:Unions And Rights Groups Reject Government Transition To VAT

In a letter to the president and the finance ministry: Unions and rights groups reject Egyptian government transition to VAT Tax is applied to all services and commodities, overbur ...

ECESR Challenges Constitutionality Of Protest Law

ECESR Challenges Constitutionality Of Protest Law

ECESR challenges constitutionality of protest law No.107 of 2013 Arabic original The Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights, in cooperation with the legal offices of lawyer ...

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 ...

After Threats, Egyptian Human Rights Organization Decide Not To Participate In UPR

As a Result of a Direct Threat to their Work: Egyptian Human Rights Organizations Have Decided Not to Participate in Egypt’s UPR before the UN Joint Press Release The review of Egypt’s human rights record over the past four years will begin this week as part of the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review in Geneva. The undersigned human rights organizations have decided not to participate in any of ...

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Justice | Rights Organizations Extremely Worried Over Hostile Climate Towards Lawyers

Violations against lawyers: another obstacle in the path or criminal justice. The undersigned organizations express grave concern regarding the hostile climate within which lawyers, particularly those representing political prisoners, are forced to operate. Through our investigation, we have been able to document a highly alarming pattern of escalating abuses that now go as far as implicating sitting judges ...

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On Arab Environment Day: ECESR Welcomes Renewable Energy Tariff policy, Condemns Continue of Coal Use

On the occasion of Arab Environment Day 2014, ECESR welcomes the Government’s announcement of a progressive Feed in Tariff policy to encourage the uptake of solar and wind energy in Egypt. This is a step in the right direction for plugging the energy gap the country is currently suffering from, using sustainable and healthy solutions that best serve the interests of future generations. Arab Environment Day ...

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In A Letter To The President:Unions And Rights Groups Reject Government Transition To VAT

In a letter to the president and the finance ministry: Unions and rights groups reject Egyptian government transition to VAT Tax is applied to all services and commodities, overburdening only the last consumer Tax overburdens citizens, midst high increases in prices and diminishing of subsidies  On Sunday 21 September 2014, the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights (ECESR) and the Association for F ...

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ECESR Challenges Constitutionality Of Protest Law

ECESR challenges constitutionality of protest law No.107 of 2013 Arabic original The Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights, in cooperation with the legal offices of lawyers Khaled Ali and Tariq al-Awadi, filed an appeal last Saturday, to challenge the constitutionality of the ill-reputed Law on the Right to Public Meetings, Processions and Peaceful Demonstrations, decreed and adopted by former pres ...

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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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