Beyond Covid-19: Human Rights and Arbitrary Detention in Egypt

15 May, 2020 | Press Releases

Live stream on Friday 15 May 2020, at 19.00 GMT+1 (Brussels time)

In this particular time, everyone’s eyes are on the COVID-19 emergency – rightfully so. The emergency presents us with new challenges, which have a deep impact on global politics and society. While our daily lives may feel like they are somewhat “on hold”, human rights violations have not been suspended: on the contrary, they may even intensify due to the implications of this pandemic. 

Therefore, we decided to organise a weekly panel discussion to not forget about important human rights issues, bringing them directly to peoples’ houses through easily accessible social media.  

This week’s “Beyond COVID-19” broadcast entitled “Human Rights and Arbitrary Detention in Egypt” will feature experts and activists in the field of human rights to discuss how the COVID19 pandemic has been affecting Egypt from a human rights perspective, with a focus on the situation of detainees. Speakers of the panel discussion, to be moderated by Albane de Rochebrune, human rights and democratisation defender specialised on Egypt, will include Aya Hijazi, activist, founder of NGO Belady and former political prisoner; Lobna Darwish, Gender and Human Rights office at Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR).

The live stream is on Friday 15 May 2020, at 19.00 GMT+1 (Brussels time). 

Links to NPWJ’s social media pages, on which the episode will be broadcast: