Fighting for justice: Day of the Endangered…
We honour the courage and commitment of lawyers around the world who fight for justice, ahead of the Day of the Endangered Lawyer on 24 January.
Attacks against lawyers and human rights defenders in Egypt have increased, with at least 20 arrests since we submitted a joint stakeholder report on Egypt in 2019 with the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy.
On 13 March, we delivered a joint oral statement before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva together with:
The statement welcomes Egypt's acceptance of certain recommendations made during the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process regarding human rights defenders.
We hope that these recommendations will be duly implemented by Egypt.