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COP27: The intersections of climate change, forced displacement and human rights

The Refugees Platform in Egypt (RPE), in conjunction with Egypt’s hosting of the 27th session of the Climate Conference – COP27, is releasing a paper that discusses the issue of climate change, in a context intersecting with the displacement resulting from these changes, the human rights crisis in Egypt, and the conditions of people on...

EU funding for the Egyptian Coast Guard (Strengthening a Partnership That Violates Human Rights)

The Refugees Platform in Egypt (RPE) issues a paper on the European Union’s decision, last June, to fund the Egyptian Coast Guard with 80 million euros, an amount that will be paid in two phases with the aim of “purchasing maritime border control equipment”, but there are no details about what the equipment is and...

Harsher Penalties and (Undocumented) Migration: Legal Crossroads and Everyday Problems

Law 82 of 2016 on irregular migration in Egypt and its amendments focus on imposing harsh penalties while ignoring the depth of the real undocumented migration movement (socially, culturally and economically), and criminalizing those who provide services or assistance to victims. Although Law 82 has been implemented since 2016, with severe penalties, the penalties have...