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UN Criticizes Tehran On Human Rights Violations

  The UN General Assembly has approved a resolution criticizing Iran for serious rights violations including torture and its “alarming” and frequent use of the death penalty. The resolution also welcomes human rights pledges by Iran’s new president, Hassan Rohani, such as eliminating discrimination against women and members of ethnic minorities. But the resolution criticizes […]

UN Begins Fact-Finding Mission On Alleged Iran Rights Violations

  The United Nations’ special rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran has started a fact-finding mission that involves questioning members of the Iranian diaspora in European countries. Ahmed Shaheed on December 13 started a nine-day tour of Amsterdam, Berlin, and Paris to gather information about past and present rights abuses in Iran from […]

Human Rights Day: UN pays tribute to activists, landmark Vienna Declaration

  10 December 2013 – Honouring human rights activism, including the legacy of Nelson Mandela, senior UN officials today mark Human Rights Day calling for greater political will and resources to implement laws and standards designed to promote and protect the rights and dignity of all people everywhere. “Promoting human rights is one of the […]

CPJ joins call for passage of Iran resolution in UN

  By Jason Stern/CPJ Middle East and North Africa Research Associate The Committee to Protect Journalists has joined two dozen human rights organizations in signing a letter calling on all member states of the U.N. General Assembly Third Committee to vote in favor Tuesday of resolution A/C.3/68/L.57 on the promotion and protection of human rights in the Islamic Republic of […]

UN Shows Strong Support for Human Rights in Iran with 83-to-36 Vote  (November 19, 2013) – The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran welcomes the United Nations General Assembly’s Third Committee vote today overwhelmingly supporting human rights in Iran, and urges the Iranian government to comply with UN human rights mechanisms and take concrete steps to address the ongoing violations in the country. Resolution A/C.3/68/L.57 […]

25 NGOs Urge UN Third Committee to Pass Iran Human Rights Resolution

  As the United Nations General Assembly Third Committee prepares to vote on the resolution on the promotion and protection of human rights in Iran on November 19, 25 human rights organizations have joined together to urge member states to vote in favor of the resolution. In a letter sent to UN member states, the […]

“A Window of Opportunity in Iran,” Says Special Rapporteur

  At the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed presented his latest interim report on the situation of human rights in Iran and answered questions from several countries’ representatives today. Although Iranian authorities have yet to allow Shaheed to enter the country, the Iranian representative to the UN met […]

October 2013 report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

  READ FULL REPORT IN ENGLISH The report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, submitted in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution22/23, in which the Council extended the mandate of the Special Rapporteur for the second time. Presented to the UN General Assembly […]

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