Earlier today, Egypt has launched the first National Strategy for Human Rights which reflects the genuine political will of the Egyptian State to promote the dignity of Egyptians. This first strategy aims at promoting national efforts to develop human rights and respect the rights and freedoms of citizens.
It is an important addition to the institutional structure that respects and protects human rights which reiterate the government’s utmost keenness on boosting human rights as a crucial component in the national comprehensive development projects in line with the sustainable development strategy and Egypt vision 2030.
The strategy includes the main axes of the comprehensive concept of human rights, which is to be integrated with Egypt’s national development path that consolidates the principles of the establishment of the New Republic and achieves the goals of Egypt’s vision 2030
It will build on the progress achieved during the past years in the field of maximizing freedoms and rights and overcoming the challenges in this regard. This comes with the aim of enhancing and respecting all civilian, political, social, economic, and cultural rights as well as strengthens policies in backing the rights of women, youth, the elderly, the disabled, and all segments of the society
It is important to note that the document is not just about the middle of the road of what the government and civil society could agree on. It is also “the ‘middle of the road’ of what different government bodies think is plausible and can be done.
Moreover, such declaration will also aim to renew the religious discourse and contributes to the promotion and development of public awareness of the culture of practicing all forms of peaceful assembly.