The National Council for Human Rights reaffirms its position with regard to the right to justice , fair trial and that all persons are equal before the Law

1- The National Council for Human for Human Rights (NCHR) underlines  the right to litigation, fair trial, providing necessary guarantees for the trial, and that all persons are equal before the law, as stipulated in  the Egyptian Constitution.

2- The NCHR also points out the provision of the Constitution stipulating that the right to litigation is safeguarded and guaranteed for all people, and that the State undertakes that the cases are  handled expeditiously. Furthermore, the Constitution states that no act or administrative decision is immune from the control of the  judiciary (article 97).

 A fair legal trial should be provided, in which the defendant enjoys legal guarantees to defend himself (article 96).

3- The NCHR reminds that the rule of law is the foundation of governing in the State (article 94 of the Constitution) and that all citizens are equal before the law and in the rights,  freedoms and public duties (article 5 of the Constitution).

4- The NCHR also refers to the International Covenant for Civil and Political Rights signed on16 / 12 / 1966 and to which Egypt became a party on 14  January 1982, 

thus acquiring the force of the law. The Covenant states  that all persons shall be equal before the courts and tribunals and that everyone shall be entitled to a fair and public hearing by a competent, independent and impartial tribunal  established

by law. It also stipulates the minimum guarantees that everyone charged with a criminal offence shall be entitled to) article 14).

5- The NCHR reiterates its standing position in support of the necessity of upholding these principles and constitutional provisions, that all citizens are equal before the Law and that and litigation is provided for everyone.

The NCHR also underlines the necessity to eliminate impunity on all committed crimes and to uphold accountability. Justice should be applied to all. It has to be done to any individual who is suspected of committing a crime otherwise it will deprive the victim from enjoying fairness, equity, and getting his rights and legal remedy.