Alert Egypt: 4200+ cases of forced disappearance over the last 10 years. Our report
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CAT status Status under the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment State Party since 24 September, 1986. State Party to the Optional Protocol to the Convention (OPCAT) since 15 November, 2004.
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At a glance

Much progress is needed on the implementation of international standards on the protection of the dignity and integrity of the person. Women and girls continue to encounter widespread barriers to accessing legal abortion when the pregnancy poses a risk to their life or health, or is a result of rape. There are also many allegations on the frequent use of torture and ill-treatment in detention facilities. The lack of investigations is alarming. Conditions of detention are a main concern for the Committee Against Torture (CAT), whose experts reported high rates of pretrial detention; the use of solitary confinement without a court order; high numbers of deaths in custody; and gender-based violence against women. The OMCT supports local partners in the documentation and advocacy work for a better implementation of the Convention against Torture.

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