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Egypt establishes permanent human rights committee

Friday، 16 November 2018 - 12:52 PM

Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli issued a decree on the establishment of a higher permanent committee for human rights to be tasked with handling the human rights file and reacting to any accusations of human rights abuses against the State.

The committee will be headed by the minister of foreign affairs or his representative, and its members will include representatives from the ministries of defense, social solidarity, justice, interior and parliamentary affairs, according the decree published in the official gazette.

The committee will also include members from the Administrative Control Agency, the General Intelligence Service, the National Council for Women, the National Council For Childhood & Motherhood, the National Council for Disability Affairs, the State Information Service and the Public Prosecution Office, the decree read.

It said that the committee will be responsible for drawing up a national human rights strategy and its executive programs in addition to following up their implementation along with ensuring Egypt’s abidance by its international human rights obligations.

Under the decree it will also be assigned with outlining a unified Egyptian vision to entrench human rights and basic freedoms.


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