Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR)

ECOSOC Status: Special Consultative
Type: NGO working on Crime
Address: 8/10 Mathaf El-Manial ST, 10th Floor,Manyal El-roda,Cairo,Egypt
Country: Egypt
Region: Middle East and Northern Africa
UN Languages: Arabic
Other languages:
  • Counselling
  • Education
  • Research
  • Training
  • Anti-Corruption
  • Victim Protection
  • Criminal Justice
  • Legal Assistance
Short description:
The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) was founded in 1985 and is now considered one of the oldest and most professional non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. Its headquarters are in Cairo. EOHR has a national membership of 2,300 and has 17 provincial branches located throughout Egypt. EOHR is a non-profit NGO working within the framework of the principles established in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights instruments regardless of the identity or affiliation of the victim(s) or violator(s). It acts against both governmental and non-governmental human rights violations. EOHR is part of the wider international and Arab human rights movement. It cooperates with the United Nations human rights bodies, as well as with other international and regional human rights organizations.

1. To provide full respect for human rights and the basic freedoms of all Egyptians and non-Egyptians who are in Egypt;
2. To reform the Egyptian constitution and legislation to bring them into accordance with international human rights covenants and conventions.
3. To promote the rule of law and full respect for an independent judiciary.
4. To guarantee the right to participation in public affairs without discrimination due to opinion, religion, gender, race or colour.
5. To guarantee freedom of opinion and expression, in addition to artistic and literary invention.
6. To guarantee freedom of belief, thought and religion.
7. To ensure a fair trial for all defendants before a competent judge regardless of the kind of charge, and to grant legal aid to those defendants if possible and necessary.
8. To call for the release of those who are detained, or whose freedoms are restricted, due to the peaceful expression of their opinions or because of their beliefs, religion, race, gender or color.
9. To provide legal aid to the victims of violations against the freedom of opinion and expression. In addition, to assist prisoners and detainees who are subject to torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
10. To ensure that prison regulations and the treatment of prisoners are in conformity with the international Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners.
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