The ICJ welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the Human Rights Council’s (HRC) Universal Periodic Review of Egypt.
Egypt was elected to HRC in May 2007 after pledging to fully promote and protect human rights, including by lifting the current state of emergency and preserving the independence of the judiciary. Despite these commitments, numerous serious human rights violations continued to be committed with impunity in Egypt. These violations have been largely committed under the decades-old state of emergency and the “war on terror” paradigm.
Egypt-ICJ submission UPR-non-jegal submission-2009 (full text, PDF)