Human Rights Council

The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system, consisting of 47-member states that the UN General Assembly elects. It was founded in 2006 to replace the United Nations Commission on Human Rights and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The council is responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights internationally, as well as addressing situations of human rights violations and providing recommendations to mend them.

The Human Rights Council holds its regular sessions three times a year, in March, June, and September. It reviews and votes on renewing the mandate related to the human rights situation in Iran every March.

HRC 50, Human Rights Council, Research, Special Procedures, Submissions

HRC50: Submission to the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

A submission from Impact Iran and OutRight Action International, to the questionnaire issued by the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, for the report he will present to the Human Rights Council in June 2022. Read the ...

Advocacy, English, HRC 51, Human Rights Council

HRC51 SIDE EVENT – Human Rights in Iran: Violent Crackdown on Women and Protestors

Date · Wednesday 5 October 2022 Co-sponsors STATE · Permanent Mission of Germany NGOs · Impact Iran, Iran Human Rights Documentation Center, FIDH, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), Femena, ISHR, International Commission of Jurists, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, ARTICLE 19, Association for Women’s Rights in Development ...

Human Rights Council, Special Session

Press Release – Impact Iran hails the HRC for establishing a UN Fact-Finding Mission into the human rights situation in Iran

Impact Iran hails today’s establishment by the Human Rights Council (“HRC”) of an international independent inquiry into Iran’s ongoing crackdown on nationwide popular protests as a watershed moment.  By a majority of 25 versus 6, and 16 abstentions, the main UN human rights body established an “international independent fact-finding mission” ...

Advocacy, Human Rights Council, Joint Initiatives

Impact Iran applauds Germany’s initiative for a Special Session on human rights in Iran and calls for the swift establishment of an investigative accountability body

Impact Iran applauds the German Government’s recent announcement of its decision to support a Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council on the grave human rights situation in Iran, with a view to “establish[ing] a UN mechanism” to ensure that “evidence can be collected and documented.“ We welcome German ...

Advocacy, Human Rights Council, Persian, Special Procedures

تلاش ایران برای اجتناب از مسئولیت‌پذیری از طریق بازدید یکی از گزارشگران سازمان ملل

در حالی که مقامات ایران فردا آماده استقبال از گزارشگر ویژه سازمان ملل در موضوع اقدامات اجباری یک‌جانبه می‌شوند[1]، ما تلاش دولت ایران در استفاده‌ی کلبی‌مسلکانه از نظام نظارت حقوق بشر سازمان ملل برای پرت کردن توجه‌ها از کارنامه آن در زمینه نقض حقوق بشر، که به شکل گسترده ثبت ...

UPCOMING EVENTS

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  • International Anti-Corruption Day (A/RES/58/4)

    09 12 22

  • International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime (A/RES/69/323)

    09 12 22

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  • Human Rights Day (A/RES/423 (V))

    10 12 22

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  • Arabic Language Day

    18 12 22

  • International Migrants Day (A/RES/55/93)

    18 12 22

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  • International Human Solidarity Day (A/RES/60/209)

    20 12 22

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  • International Day of Epidemic Preparedness (A/RES/75/27)

    27 12 22