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UNHCR adopts member states recommendations on Egypt's report on state of human rights
Published in Ahram Online on 15 - 11 - 2019

The United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneve adopted on Friday 373 recommendations - spanning five main areas of human rights - made by member states during the comprehensive periodic review session of the state of human rights in Egypt, which was held on Wednesday.

The adoption by the UNHRC of the recommendations concerning Egypt is considered an implicit recognition by the council that human rights in Egypt have witnessed a noticeable development.

This adoption comes in light of the fact that the official Egyptian delegation at the session did not present any reservations or objections to the recommendations, while stating to the council that Egypt will study these recommendations diligently and that the government will issue its opinion no later than next February.

Following the presentation given by the Egyptian delegation at the council session on Wednesday on the state of human rights in the country, 39 out of 136 member states criticised the record of the Egyptian government on human rights; while 97 expressed their appreciation of the government's efforts on improving human rights, and asked it to take more measures to improve human rights conditions,


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