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ACIJLP organizes the first activities of its campaign “Empowering Women to Hold Judiciary Positions in Egypt”

The Arab Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession (ACIJLP) organizes a workshop titled “Women Holding Judiciary Positions in Egypt….Legislative and Real Obstacles” on Monday, 30 January, 2006 at the Shepheard hotel’s Nefertiti hall. The workshop studies and analyzes the real and legislative obstacles that deprive Egyptian women of their right […]

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Egypt: President Mubarak proposes drafting new anti-terror legislation

A week after the 22 July terrorist attack in the resort of Sharm al-Sheikh, President Mubarak announced in a public speech that, if re-elected, he might lift the 24-year-old state of emergency and replace the emergency laws with new anti-terror legislation. The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR), ICJ affiliate in the country, called on […]

Egypt: Wave of arrests following terrorist attacks in Cairo

Following the terrorist attacks in Cairo on 30 April 2005, the Egyptian authorities reportedly arrested and detained around 200 people from the villages of origin of the alleged perpetrators. The alleged instigator of the attacks reportedly died in custody, raising new concerns regarding torture and ill-treatment in Egypt, said by the UN Committee against Torture […]