The ICJ brought to the attention of the UPR mechanism issues regarding the effective impunity of the security and armed forces in Egypt for past and present human rights violations, and other key issues to be addressed in the review of Egypt’s compliance with international human rights.
From 27 October to 7 November 2014, the Human Rights Council’s Working Group on the UPR will consider the situation of human rights in Egypt. Ahead of the Working Group’s review, the ICJ has made a submission in which it has identified suggested recommendations concerning:
- The rule of law and civilian oversight of the armed forces;
- The independence of the judiciary and the use and jurisdiction of military courts; and
- The effective impunity of the security and armed forces for past and present human rights violations.
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