“The NCHR, as per Article 3(7) of the Law, may follow up the implementation of the international human rights treaties, covenants, and conventions ratified by Egypt and submit necessary proposals, observations, and recommendations in this regard to competent bodies. However, the Law is silent on an expressed mandate to encourage ratification. 

The SCA notes that the current proposed amendments to the NCHR Law include provision to encourage the concerned authorities to ratify and adhere to the international conventions and treaties relating to Human Rights. Therefore, the SCA encourages the NCHR to continue to advocate for the explicit mandate to encourage ratification of international human rights mechanisms. 

The SCA refers to Paris Principles A.3 (b) and (c) and its General Observation 1.3 on ‘Encouraging ratification or accession to international human rights instruments’”