Press Conference Invitation: Releasing Annual report on the state of Human Rights in the Arab World 2009

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“Embrace diversity, end discrimination”
Human Rights Day 2009


“A man spends his first years learning how to speak and the Arab regimes teach him silence for the rest of his life”
Algerian writer Ahlem Mosteghanemi, Memory in the Flesh


Bastion of Impunity, Mirage of Reform
2009 Report on Human Rights in the Arab Region


Cairo institute for human rights studies has the honor to invite you to attend a press conference for releasing its second annual report on the state of human rights in the Arab world for the year 2009.  The report, entitled Bastion of Impunity, Mirage of Reform.

The report reviews the most significant developments in human rights during 2009 in 12 Arab countries: Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Sudan, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Yemen. It also devotes separate chapters to the Arab League, women’s rights and an analysis of the performance of Arab governments in UN human rights institutions. 

The report had reached that the human rights situation in the region is further deterioration even when it is compared to the situation in 2008.

The press conference will be held Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 10 AM of the memorial Mohammed EL-Sayed Said at the new headquarter of Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies.

21 Abd El-Megid El-Remaly St., nearby the Egyptian chamber of commerce, 7th Floor, Flat no. 71, Bab El Louk, Cairo

*There will be simultaneous translation from Arabic to English

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