On Tuesday evening, February 17, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies convened an open discussion with a staff delegation from the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the status of human rights in Egypt and especially on ways of promoting human rights amid counterterrorism efforts. The meeting was attended by Jodi Herman and Dana Stroul, both professional staff members of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Participants discussed the status of human rights in Egypt in light of the investigations of numerous activists, government opponents, or those who condemn violations, as well as the heavy sentences given to several activists and human rights defenders.
The following rights organizations took part in the meeting: Nazra for Feminist Studies, the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights, the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information, the Egyptian Commission on Rights and Liberties, the Center for Egyptian Women’s Legal Assistance, and the New Woman Foundation.
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