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The Trial of Mubarak: A momentous event, but does it go far enough?

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According to the Director of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), Bahey eldin Hassan:  “Mubarak’s trial is a historical eventfor the Arab world.   But it is regrettable that he is only being prosecuted for crimes committed during the revolution.” Commenting on Mubarak’s trial this morning in numerous interviews with the media, the Director of CIHRS …

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“No” to the Treachery Act… “No” to the Release of Perpetrators: Towards an independent judicial committee to establish transitional justice in Egypt

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The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) welcomes the decision by Judge Hossam alGheryani, the president of the Supreme Judicial Council, to appoint a committee to discuss a new law to ensure financial and administrative independence of the judiciary in accordance with international standards. This decision is considered a step …

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Bahey eldin Hassan declines post of Deputy Interior Minister for Human Rights

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After some media outlets reported yesterday evening that Bahey eldin Hassan, the director of the Cairo Institutefor Human Rights, had been nominated for the post of Deputy Interior Minister for Human Rights, Hassanclarified that he declined the offer, preferring to play his role in the defense of human rights from his position …