Egypt : ICJ high-level mission calls for the establishment of effective democratic institutions and accountability for human rights violations

The ICJ today called upon Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces and the transitional government to take immediate, concrete, measures to protect human rights.

These measures should aim to end the practice of torture and arbitrary detention; pursue accountability for serious human violations; ensure that civilians are not prosecuted before military courts; and adopt, in accordance with international standards, legal and policy reforms necessary to establish the Rule of Law and effective democratic institutions in Egypt.

Egypt-establishment of effective democratic institutions-press release-2011 (full text, PDF)


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