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Court clears accusations of thuggery against residents of Arab Abu Saa’id

December 10, 2014

Court clears the residents of Arab Abu Saa'id from their accusation of thuggery against the Helwan Fertilizer  Company  On 11/29/2014, the misdemeanor ruled on a peaceful protest case the Helwan Fertilizer ...
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Dams, Rivers and Rights: An Action Guide for Communities Affected by Dams

June 19, 2014

Around the world, people are rising up against big dams.  They are fighting to protect their rivers and their livelihoods from new dams.  They are demanding compensation for problems caused ...

Children and the environment: Legal protection

April 3, 2014

The children are usually the first victim of environmental damage , whether sfrom environmental contamination or from degradation of environmental resources , because children are still in the formative stage ...
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International conventions on the right information, participation and litigation

April 3, 2014

International conventions on the right information, participation and litigation This booklet deals with how environmental rights relate to other rights, how the right to access of resources relates to different ...
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Environmental Rights and Asbestos

April 2, 2014

When the Egyptian government decided to allow asbestos imports in 1999 the Habi Center for Environmental Rights and other organisations took this to court. This resulted in a court ruling ...

People’s rights and genetically modified foods in Egypt

February 6, 2014

The report is divided into three main parts dealing with the first of the expected effects and potential damage to the introduction of genetically modified crops into the Egyptian environment, ...
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A guide on the right to a healthy work environment:

January 19, 2014

When a judicial precedent forced the Ministry of Manpower to apply the two decades old laws on a healthy work environment and workers safety we created a guide on the ...

Habi supports the call on UN to develop new binding instrument to address corporate human rights abuses

December 5, 2013

By signing this statement we wish to affirm "the applicability of human rights obligations to the operations of transnational corporations" and have called on States to "monitor and regulate the ...
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Panel discussion on the right to water

November 30, 2013

On November 25th in Barcelona Habi presented the state of the right to water in Egypt and discussed the strategies to implement it during a panel discussion with Clivia Conrad ...
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Response to the allegations of the Helwan Fertilizer Company – Third statement on Arab Abu Saa’id

November 18, 2013

Response to the allegations of the Helwan Fertilizer Company – Third statement on Arab Abu Saa'id   The Habi Center for Environmental Rights sent a letter to the organization “Business and ...

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