Bahey El Din Hassan

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Bahey Eldin Hassan is the "General Director of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies and lecturer and author of several articles and papers on Human Rights and democratic transformation in the Arab Region, and contextual challenges facing the Human Rights NGOs. He is a Member of the Board of the Euro-Mediterranean Foundation of Support to Human Rights Defenders (EMHRF). He received the Annual Award of “Human Rights Monitor” presented by the Human Rights Watch, 1993 and the Annual Journalism Award of the Egyptian Press Syndicate, 1987. " [1]

From 1994: "On a U.S. visit sponsored by the New York-based Middle East Watch, secretary-general Bahey El-Din Hassan of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights described for the Washington Report the role of a human rights worker in his native Egypt. What emerged was a picture of a dedicated individual willing to endure political isolation in his own country while compiling the key statistics that enable the United Nations to mobilize world opinion and secure government compliance and cooperation, however limited, with international human rights treaties.

"The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR),which Middle East Watch Associate Director Virginia N. Sherry describes as "the independent human rights organization in Egypt," was founded in 1985. Mr. Hassan served from 1988 until February 1994, after his return from the U.S., as secretary-general of the organization, which is officially banned by the Egyptian government." [2]


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  1. Bios, boell, accessed February 21, 2011.
  2. Janet McMahon, Egyptian Human Rights Advocate Bahey El-Din Hassan, WRMEA, April/May 1994, P. 50 (Accessed 21 February 2011)
  3. Fikra Forum: Contributors (Accessed: 11 February 2012)
  4. About, Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies, accessed November 17, 2011.