The National Council for Human Rights announced they would be sending recommendations to the legislative and executive authorities to improve human rights conditions in Egypt.
Hossam El-Gheriany, the chairman of the council, promised on Monday during a comference that these recommendations would be sent to the legislative and executive authorities as soon as possible. The conference was titled Egyptian Legislation in Light of International Criteria.
The conference was held to discuss the findings of the council regarding amending legislation in five areas including freedom of expression and the press, freedom of gathering and peaceful protesting, elections, unemployment and the right to employment, and slums and the right to housing.
The meeting was attended by Shura Council Speaker Ahmed Fahmy as well as representatives from the Spanish embassy.
During the conference, El-Gheriany said the council will soon publish a guide to explain to citizens how to “correctly” hold protests, strike and practice their right to civil disobedience. He added that the guide will be published in various media services.
El-Gheriany said Egypt currently needs new laws as well as amendments to current laws.