CIHRSCairo Institute for Human Rights Studies
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When the CIHRS appointed an honorary Board of Trustees, they chose persons whom they knew harbored Liberal ideas and were open to integration in the international institutional system.
The CIHRS is a further example of how Arab actors can influence the international institutional system of human rights if they become integrated in it.
With regard to information dissemination, the CIHRS has publications in Arabic and English including a bimonthly bulletin, and a quarterly periodical.
CIHRS moved its main headquarters to Tunisia in December 2014, citing threats to its operations due to repressive laws and practices in Egypt.
This includes actions by the ministry, as CIHRS pointed to their strict deadline for civic associations to register under the ministry, under the "repressive" Law 84/2002.
CIHRS goes on to name several human rights organisations that were denied registration under the ministry.
CIHRS recently moved its main headquarters to Tunisia, citing threats to its operations due to repressive laws and practices in Egypt.
In addition, death threats have reached CIHRS director Bahey Hassan and another board member.
Director of the CIHRS Bahey eldin Hassan had spoken about human rights in Egypt at a 28 May hearing of the Human Rights Committee of the European Parliament.
Instead of responding to these criticisms, the government has apparently decided to retaliate against the institute," the CIHRS statement said.
In December, CIHRS decided to move its headquarters to Tunisia in response to what it called a "war on civil society" in Egypt, and the "ongoing threats to human rights organisations".
On Monday , CIHRS, alongside 19 other prominent rights organisations, issued a joint statement condemning the "aggressive actions by the Egyptian government against civil society, which seek the eradication of NGOs".