Egypt: The Price of Silence

CPJ joins twelve human rights groups, including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch (HRW), Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP), in calling on members of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva to ensure that the dire human rights situation in Egypt is addressed by the UN Human Rights Council (the Council) through a resolution, or at minimum a joint statement by States at its 36th session in September 2017.

A joint statement was delivered by States at the Council in March 2014 decrying repression of human rights defenders, journalists and political opposition, but since then the situation has deteriorated. Egyptian authorities have employed increasingly restrictive tactics to silence legitimate dissent, from legislation effectively banning independent NGOs and censorship of media outlets.

The speakers: Bahey Eldin Hassan, Director of CIHRS

Nancy Okail, Director of TIMEP

Sherif Mansour, MENA Program Coordinator at CPJ

Hussein Baoumi, Egypt Campaginer at Amnesty

The chair: Laila Matar, UN Advocate at HRW

WHEN: Monday June 19, 14:30 to 16:00 CEST

WHERE: Palais des Nations Room XI, Geneva

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