Egypt’s Human Rights Record Is Overshadowing COP27

Egypt’s Human Rights Record Is Overshadowing COP27
Sanaa Seif protests for the release of her brother, jailed Egyptian pro-democracy activist Alaa Abd el-Fattah, at the U.N. COP27 Climate Change Conference, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Nov. 12, 2022 (AP photo by Peter Dejong).

The U.N. COP27 Climate Change Summit has entered its final week, but the agenda for the remainder of the conference threatens to be overshadowed by concerns over Egypt’s poor human rights record, especially because of the restrictions Egyptian authorities have placed on the participation of civil society groups at the summit.

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