Hossam Bahgat

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"Hossam Bahgat is the founder and director of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), a Cairo-based independent human rights organization which seeks to protect and promote the personal rights and freedoms of individuals and communities. Since 2002, the EIPR has used research, advocacy and litigation to promote and defend the rights to privacy, religious freedom, health, and bodily integrity. With training in political science and international human rights law, Mr. Bahgat is also the vice president of the Egyptian Association against Torture, an Advisory Board member of Egypt's New Woman Foundation and a Board member of the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights." [1]

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  1. Board, Fund for Global Human Rights, accessed February 26, 2011.