Egypt: A human rights emergency

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Tuesday, 9 September 2014 from 12.00 to 13.30

Palais des Nations, Geneva, Room XXI

Please join us for this high-level Human Rights Council side-event organised jointly by Amnesty International, CIVICUS, Human Rights Watch, FIDH, ISHR and the International Bar Association, to discuss the need for an international response to repression and impunity in Egypt.

  • Kenneth Roth, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch
  • Souhayr Belhassen, Honourary President, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)
  • Philip Luther, Middle East and North Africa Program, Amnesty International
  • Phillip Tahmindjis, Director, International Bar Association Human Rights Institute
  • Yves Magat, Journalist, Télévision Suisse Romande

This event comes following the call by a global coalition of non-governmental organisations for Member States of the UN Human Rights Council to urgently address the rapidly deteriorating human rights situation and promote accountability for past human rights violations in Egypt,

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