Human rights violations against detainees have explosively increased following the events of 30 June 2013. This led to overcrowding of detainees in places of detention, placing them outside the protection of the law and subjected to extended periods of torture, or even killed.
The objective of this project is increasing local and international awareness of the detainee rights inside places of detention, and incentivizing their respective families and CSOs to independently and objectively seek to exercise self-monitoring of places of detention to the extent possible.
On longer term, CFJ is looking for contributing in prevention of impunity of perpetrators of human rights violations in places of detention.
The Committee for Justice (CFJ) highlighted in a new research paper how extremism is cultivated within Egyptian detention centers and prisons, and explores ways to address this problem. The paper […]
A new working paper by the Committee for Justice analyzes the outcome of the first year of implementing the government-sponsored National Strategy for Human Rights in Egypt and its impact […]
Egypt: CFJ research finds hundreds arbitrarily detained since President Sisi launched pardon committee
Press release, Committee for Justice Geneva: August 16, 2022 Since the launch of the national dialogue initiative sponsored by President Abdelfattah el-Sisi in April and the presidential pardon commission, the […]
A paper published by the Committee for Justice today, titled “Egypt: How families of victims of human rights violations have organized to become an active part of the political rights […]
The Committee for Justice (CFJ) stated in its annual report for 2022 that it was a year filled with contradictions by the political authority in […]
The last quarter of 2022 was replete with human rights violations committed by the Egyptian authorities. The abuses occurred in conjunction with the calls for […]
Physical and psychological torture in Egyptian prisons has lasting effects on survivors, who struggle to reintegrate into their own societies after their release, a new […]
The spike in Covid-19 infections in Egyptian prisons between March 2020 and August 2021 indicates Egypt’s failure to confront the pandemic in its detention facilities, […]