Published on: Tuesday, November 21, 2023 – 7:56 PM | Last updated: Tuesday, November 21, 2023 – 7:57 PM
Essam Shiha, head of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights, said: “We have not reached perfection in the field of human rights in Egypt, but there is a real methodology and political will to confront any violations,” adding that the political leadership’s adoption of the national human rights strategy with political will has created a qualitative leap in improving human rights. In Egypt, the state is the oldest centralized state in the world.
Shiha added, during a symposium entitled “Contemporary Egypt: Challenges and Future Prospects,” organized by the Library of Alexandria on Tuesday, that there is frankness between the political leadership and the state, and the promotion of human rights is continuous and cumulative, and the state has succeeded in establishing a national strategy for human rights that has been able to form bridges between Civil society institutions and state institutions supported women in the nationality law, and there were unprecedented rights for people with special needs.
He explained that through this strategy, all complaints are considered and violations are talked about through the presence of a human rights department in every state institution, as well as the right to social solidarity, the right to freedom of religion, the holding of conferences for national dialogue, the right to establish institutions, civil society organizations, and freedom. Personal security and pardon for prisoners.
He pointed out that the state changed the punishment system through the change in the prison law.
Shiha noted the double international standards that describe the transfer of residents in Egypt from their homes in slum areas to human housing, a type of forced displacement.
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