Egyptian delegation heads to Geneva to review periodic human rights report

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Saturday 25 Feb 2023

A high-level Egyptian delegation headed by the Minister of Justice Omar Marwan left for Geneva on Saturday to review the country's fifth periodic report submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC).

Omar Marwan Minister of justice


The report, submitted by Egypt in November 2019, is scheduled to be discussed on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to a statement issued on Saturday by the Egyptian Ministry of Justice.

The Egyptian delegation comprises representatives of the ministries of foreign affairs and justice, the Public Prosecution, the President of the National Council for Women Maya Morsy, and the Chairperson of the National Coordinating Committee for Combatting and Preventing Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Persons Naela Gabr.

Egypt last presented its human rights report in November 2001.

"The submission of the fifth periodic report… comes within the framework of an ambitious plan drawn out by the Egyptian state to preserve and guarantee human rights at various levels, and to fulfil its international obligations in this regard," read the statement.

 Minister Marwan is scheduled to hold meetings with a range of international officials to shed light on the human rights situation in Egypt and the development it is witnessing during the present time, noted the statement.

The United Nations Human Rights Committee is one of the most prominent treaty bodies at the international level.

It was established under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which is one of the most important international treaties in this field.

In 1981, Egypt joined the ICCPR and since then it has submitted periodic reports on the progress made in the field of the rights guaranteed in the covenant, the ministry pointed out.

In September 2021, the country launched the National Human Rights Strategy in support of the rights of women, children, youth, the elderly, persons with special abilities and all segments of society.

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