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Sisi to Disclose Egypt's 1st National Strategy for Human Rights

Fri 10 Sep 2021 | 01:00 PM
Nawal Sayed

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi will disclose tomorrow, Saturday, the national strategy for human rights which aims at self-development in the field of human rights.

The National Strategy for Human Rights reflects the presence of a firm political will to give impetus to the relevant national efforts.

The strategy includes four main axes of action, including civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, human rights for women, children, people with disabilities, youth and the elderly, and education and capacity-building in human rights.

Observers say that the national strategy is a very big step forward with regard to the human rights file, as it includes, in its first phase, the state’s plan to promote human rights over a period of five years, 2021-2026.

It gives great attention to various axes such as civil and political rights, social and economic rights, women’s rights, children and persons with disabilities, capacity building and training of human rights workers.

The National Strategy for Human Rights is the first integrated and long-term national strategy in the field of human rights in the country, and aims to advance all human rights in Egypt by promoting and respecting all civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights and building on the actual progress made in the field of promoting rights and freedoms overcoming the accumulated challenges and addressing the existing shortcomings in the public scene in Egypt.

According to sources described as well-informed, who participated in the formulation of the national strategy for human rights, along with a number of representatives of civil society in Egypt, the strategy is based on a number of principles.

These principles affirm that human rights are rooted in human dignity, non-discrimination, equal opportunities, respect for the principle of citizenship, the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary, stressing the interrelationship between democracy and human rights.

The national strategy for human rights also points out that it is not permissible to place restrictions on the exercise of the rights and freedoms stipulated by law and which constitute necessary measures to protect Egyptian national security, public safety, public order, public health or morals, or protect the rights of other person, in addition to the strategy's reliance on constitutional guarantees in the field of human rights and Egypt's international obligations and agreements in this field.