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NCHR holds its third meeting, discusses its plan of action

The National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) held its third meeting under the presidency of Ambassador Moushira Khattab, NCHR President, on 2nd February 2022, via video conferencing.

The meeting was held to discuss a number of issues related to the council’s activities and strategy.

During the meeting, Ambassador Moushira Khattab highlighted that the council shall focus in the upcoming period on the implementation of the national human rights strategy which was launched by the President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in September 2021.

She added that the NCHR’s observatory shall monitor all human rights related issues to ensure the achievement of the council’s objectives in the promotion and protection of human rights, raise public awareness about it and contribute to ensuring its respect.

The NCHR discussed the complaints submission mechanism through the complaints office. Under this framework, the NCHR agreed on restructuring the complaints submission process, and to fully digitize it in light of the implementation of the national strategy, in addition to establishing a complaints hot line for citizens and an electronic application, among other means of communication.

Furthermore, the NCHR members agreed to allocate the council premises in “69 Giza Street” to be a permanent headquarters for the complaints office.

The council’s committees have presented their plans of action for the upcoming period, which will be later included in the NCHR’s overall plan of action.

Ambassador Moushira Khattab decided that the council shall remain in a permanent session to develop committees’ plans of action in light of the national human rights strategy.