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Egypt appoints first woman president of National Council for Human Rights

For the first time in history, Egypt appointed Egyptian diplomat Moushira Khattab to lead the National Council for Human Rights,
An undated image of Moushira Khattab.

CAIRO  — The Egyptian parliament announced Oct. 4 the formation of the National Council for Human Rights headed by Ambassador Moushira Khattab, according to Law No. 97 of 2017. The new council is expected to start working once Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi approves its new formation to the council.

Under the Egyptian Constitution and laws, the National Council for Human Rights is an independent council that aims to promote human rights and public freedoms in accordance with constitutional provisions, in light of international conventions, covenants and charters ratified by Egypt. The council will aim at consolidating their values, raising awareness of these rights and contributing to their implementation.

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