The Egyptian Revolution

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The Egyptian Revolution started due to the people’s discontent towards the government of Hosni Mubarak. Grievances of Egyptian protesters were focused on legal and political issues including police brutality, state of emergency laws, lack of free elections and freedom of speech, corruption, and economic issues including high unemployment, food price inflation and low wages. Soon after the overthrown of Mubarak’s government Morsi was elected in a democratic way. A coup d’état led by the Minister of defense General Abdel Fattah El-Sisi overthrew Morsi and massive popular demonstrations against military rule started.
Egypt is facing a deep threat to human rights due to violent confrontations between the Egyptian Government and the revolutionary groups. Navi Pillay has stated her worry about Egyptian people when in a press communication said: “[she] hopes that the rule of law and a system of government that respects the human rights of all Egyptians –men and women- can be quickly re-established”. Several experts have voiced their concern in regard of the way human rights have been dismissed by several people; they stated the death poll have raised over 600 including women, young people, and members of the media. “These serious violations of international human rights law must not remain unpunished,” they underscored.
During the Egyptian Revolution the United Nations have had a passive role in which they have not interact in the most formidable way to approach this conflict.
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