Egyptian Initiative For Personal Rights (EIPR)

A Hub partner, Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights has been working since 2002 to strengthen and protect basic rights and freedoms in Egypt, through research, advocacy and supporting litigation in the fields of civil liberties, economic and social rights, and criminal justice.

This extensive research paper reviews Egypt’s COVID-19 response and health policies; wage, insurance and labor policies; and economic policies before concluding with a number policy recommendations.Continue Reading

Read the press release in: English | Arabic On 12 September 2020, the Minister of Health announced the start of clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines in Egypt. This announcement was made three weeks after the Parliament approved the amended version of the Clinical Trials Law, which was introduced in responseContinue Reading

EIPR joins the Third World Network in a call for the World Trade Organization to strongly support the adoption of the waiver proposal submitted by India and South African against certain provisions of the TRIPS Agreement for the prevention, containment and treatment of COVID19. Continue Reading

A succinct policy paper, complemented by infographics, in which work, wages and working conditions in Egypt are outlined and recommendations made i favour of unemployment benefits. Questions considered in the context of the coronavirus pandemic include: Is now the time to preserve profits or lives? Why does Egypt not followContinue Reading

EIPR demands that the ministry and the Prisons Authority allow detainees and prisoners to communicate with their families and lawyers on a regular basis by telephone at least in order to assure them of their health and inform them of any changes that may occur to the place and conditions of their detention.Continue Reading