Egypt to establish higher human rights committee

Egypt’s Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly on Tuesday decided to establish a permanent higher committee on human rights, MENA state news agency reported.

The new committee will be tasked to deal with human rights issues and respond to allegations made against Egypt in this regard.

The committee will be responsible for outlining a national strategy for human rights and plans for implementing them. It will also draw up a unified vision to be promoted in international and regional forums.

The new body will also compile Egypt’s report that is submitted to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), and follow up on the implementation of the recommendations that Egypt accepts.

It will be also assigned to follow up on the implementation of Egypt’s existing international obligations in respect of human rights.

Source: Ahram Online

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