The visit of members of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights to the Council
Given the importance attached by the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights to inform the Council of the statue of the court and the objectives of the Court’s delegation’s visit to Egypt, the delegation visited the Council on the 10th of April 2017. The delegation was represented by the President of the Court Judge Silva Oré and a number of judges from different nationalities, including Judge Rafea Bin Ashour, representative of Tunisia, Judge Chafika bin Saoula representative of Algeria in the presence of many members of the Council including Ambassador Dr. Mounir Zahran, president of the Council, Ambassador Dr. Ezzat Saad, Director of the Council, and Ambassadors Mohamed Anis Salem and Marwan Badr and Judge Dr. Fouad Abdel Moneim Riad.
Judge Silva Oré mentioned that during his visit to Egypt he met with several officials including the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of the interior, the Speaker of the house of the representative and the President of the Supreme Constitutional Court.
The delegation was informed of the efforts conducted by Egypt to guarantee human rights, while noting that the current round aims to make Egypt ratify the court’s protocol already ratified by 30 African States. Oré also conveyed, on behalf of his colleagues and on his own behalf, his deepest sympathy and most sincere condolences to Egypt and its people to the terrorist attacks targeting Coptic churches in Tanta and Alexandria, thereby confirming the solidarity with Egypt in its war against terrorism.