Cairo Center for Development discusses in UN human rights in Arab country
By: Dalia Farouk

The 24th session for the Human Rights Council in the United Nations is launched in Geneva and it is scheduled to end on September 27th, 2013.

Cairo Center for Development (CCD) an NGO will present six written presentations in front of the human rights council. The presentations will include human rights condition in Egypt, Lebanon, Sudan and Bahrain. It will also address women rights as the political changes in the country, pointing out the severe violations on women in the protests.

CCD will also discuss the rights of obtaining information and the biggest challenges facing practicing this right in the Arab world.

The situation in Egypt, Syria, Sudan and Palestine will be considered in sessions, also will mention the Transitional justice in Arab countries.

CCD will organize a series of meetings and seminars, which will be attended by representatives of the delegations of countries and participants from NGOs. On September, 12, the center will organize a meeting on the human rights situation in Yemen, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.

NGOs play important role in highlighting the human rights situation in different countries and face Governments challenges, therefore the human rights council allows reviewing those conditions through a system of presentations. In this context, The Cairo Center for Development and Human Rights will present group of issues related to the Arab world.

According to the UN news center, High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, addresses the opening of the Human Rights Council’s twenty-fourth regular session, “The path to stability in Egypt lies in its ability to establish the rule of law in an inclusive manner that ensures that all Egyptians, irrespective of their political opinion, gender, religion, or status, are recognized as legitimate stakeholders in the future of their country,” he said.

Meanwhile, Egypt has offered to host a regional Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Cairo, which is in the early stages of planning.

The Human Rights Council is the principal authority in the United Nation concerned with human rights issues, and the Council will hold three sessions routinely every year to discuss issues of human rights in various countries around the world, and its membership includes 47 countries, to be elected for fixed periods, this Council was established in 2006.

CCD is an Egyptian non-governmental organization in the field of human rights and democracy. It seeks to focus on narrowing the gap between women and men, and raise values of human rights and democracy principles.

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