The cabinet of ministers has approved the formation of a committee to “investigate the facts, document and collect information” regarding the events that have occurred since 30 June.
The Egyptian Council for Human Rights has been appointed to be the secretariat of the committee, according to a statement released by the cabinet on Thursday evening.
The committee will not only look into the events since the mass protests on 30 June but is also expected to “consider the related violations prior to that date in the context of the events.”
The cabinet’s statement also reported that there is a possibility to include “international figures” in the committee “and not be restricted to national experiences.”
The committee is expected to deliver a final report within three to four months.
The mass protests on 30 June prompted the armed forces to deliver a 48-hour ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi on 1 July. Morsi was ousted as president on 3 July, which in turn sparked angry protests by the Muslim Brotherhood and other affiliated groups supporting Morsi’s electoral legitimacy.
The clearing of the two large sit-ins supporting Morsi on 14 August resulted in hundreds of deaths and there are conflicting narratives regarding the course of the events that day.