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In April the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), in conjunction with the Arab Institute for Human Rights, held "The African Human Rights System: Practical Steps for Creating Effective Litigation Strategies," a workshop created to openly discuss the role of African human rights system in the wake of the recent uprisings in the region. The attached summary disusses contributions by participant and outcomes of the event.

 Read a new letter from ESCR-Net member on the security and health situation in Egyptian prisons.

An interview with Khaled Ali, a labor lawyer with the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights.

The three members of the Egyptian Center for Housing Rights (ESCR-Net members) have been released from detainment in Egyptian prisons.

The lawsuit was filed in the name of three staff members at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) because the new system threatened the accessibility and affordability of drugs in Egypt, especially the price of generic drugs, which Egyptian citizens rely heavily due to their relative low cost. Previous to this decree, the price of generic drugs was determined on the basis of the actual production cost, plus profit mark-ups.

The Land Center for Human Rights issued report No. "47" of the land and farmer sires on: “water problems in Egypt”.

Country: 
Egypt
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Environment & ESCR
Women & ESCR
Strategic Litigation
Economic Policy
Country: 
Egypt, India, Kenya, Mexico
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Women & ESCR
Strategic Litigation
Monitoring