President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi issued a Presidential Decree No. 429 of 2018 to approve the joining of Egypt to the Arab Charter on Human Rights adopted by the Council of the League of Arab States on 22 May 2004.
The Arab charter affirms the principles contained in the UN Charter، the Universal Declaration of Human Rights، the International Covenants on Human Rights and the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam.
It provides for a number of traditional human rights، including the right to liberty and security of persons، equality of persons before the law، protection of persons from torture، the right to own private property، freedom to practice religious observance and freedom of peaceful assembly and association.
The Charter also provides for the election of a seven-person Committee of Experts on Human Rights to consider states' reports.
The decree was published in the Official Gazette today، Thursday.