Event: The “Chilling Effect” of Pre-Trial Detention on Human Rights Defenders in Egypt, Wednesday 11 March 2020, 6pm

Wednesday 11 March 2020, 6pm
Garden Court Chambers
57-60 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Holborn, London

EuroMed Rights is pleased to invite you to the launch of a new report: 

“The Chilling Effect”: a study on the use of pre-trial detention as a tool of repression against human rights defenders in Egypt.

The report was commissioned by EuroMed Rights ahead of Egypt’s Universal Periodic Review session at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 12 March 2020.

It highlights the targeting of human rights defenders through state security cases and the use of pre-trial detention as punishment. This is a worrying escalation and reveals the regime’s zero-tolerance policy towards the work of human rights organisations.

This event is in association with the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales (BHRC).


  • Mina Thabet, Egyptian human rights defender and author of the report.
  • Theodora Christou, Executive Committee member, BHRC and EuroMed Rights.


  • Nicole Lambert, Mashreq Advocacy Coordinator, EuroMed Rights With thanks to Garden Court Chambers for hosting this event.