Egypt: Submission to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 51st session, November 2013
This briefing focuses on Egypt’s compliance with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Demands for dignity, freedom and social justice drove 2011’s “25 January Revolution”, but millions of Egyptians are still unable to fully enjoy their economic, social and cultural rights. Instead, women and minorities continue to face discrimination in law and practice. Workers face restrictions on their right to form independent trade unions and to strike. Millions living in informal settlements face the daily threat of forced eviction, and many are forced to live in areas unsafe for human habitation.