Monday, March 31, 2008

Egypt's NCHR Releases its Annual Report on Human Rights

Egypt's National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), the government-appointed human rights organization, has just released its fourth annual report and recommendations to Egypt's government.

Among the many recommendations, it requested that it is important for the government to allow the entry of "Baha'i" as one of the choices in the religion field on ID cards.

The announcement of the report was published today in Egypt's official national newspaper Al-Akhbar [The News] in its edition, dated 31 March 2008.

Dr. Ahmed Kamal Abul-Magd, Vice-President of the Council was quoted in this article as he elaborated on several issues related to the status of human rights in Egypt.


  1. Extraordinary, even the government appointed human rights folks get it about the Baha'i issue. Nice.

  2. Now it is up to the government to act on these recommendations. This would really show whether or not the NCHR has any influence on policy, otherwise it becomes a mere formality!


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