CAIRO – 18 October 2020: Human rights-related issues have always occupied a prominent place in the Egyptian legal system, and in state policies.
Accordingly, and amid a wide controversy over the status of Egyptian laws and policies in relation to international standards of human rights, Egypt Forward is launching a series of articles detailing constitutional laws and government efforts across various human rights issues.
The series aims to illuminate a number of controversial topics, including the independence of the judiciary system; the death penalty in the Egyptian law; prisons supervision; the right to demonstrate; freedom of opinion and expression; equality before the law; fair trial guarantees, among others.
Stepping away from social media propaganda, rumors, and disinformation campaigns, the factual articles shall set the record straight in terms of existing laws and ongoing efforts put forth by the Egyptian state to ensure the protection of human rights across civil, social and political areas.
The articles will address the following topics:
1- Judiciary System Independence
2- Civilians Trial Before Military Court
3- Death Penalty in Egyptian Law
4- Forced Disappearance
5- Prisons Supervision
7- The Right to Demonstrate
8- The Right in Fair Trial
9- Prisoners Health Care
10- Freedom to Circulate Information
11- Criminal Treatment of Children
12- Freedom of Speech
13- Human Rights in the Egyptian Constitution
14- Preventing the practice of torture and inhuman treatment
15- Equality before the law and non-discrimination
16- The Right to Health Care
17- The Rights of workers and trade unions