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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.

Human Rights Council

HRC – Special Session

Joint Call for a UNHRC special session on the situation of human rights in Iran in relation to the repression of popular protests A letter signed by a number of human rights CSOs asking for a special session of the Human Rights Council to address the situation of the recent ...

Advocacy, Human Rights Council, Persian

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 ...

HRC 50, Human Rights Council, Research, 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, Human Rights Council

Iran attempts to avoid accountability through UN visit

As Iranian authorities prepare to welcome the UN Special Rapporteur on unilateral coercive measures tomorrow[1], we denounce the Government’s instrumentalization of the system of UN human rights monitors in a cynical attempt to deflect attention from its well-documented record of human rights violations. The UN’s announcement of the Special Rapporteur’s ...

Dr. Javaid Rehman, English, Human Rights Council, Special Rapporteur, The Special Procedures

HRC49 Interactive Dialogue: UNSR Javaid Rehman on the human rights situation in Iran

On Thursday, March 17, Javaid Rehman, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran, presented his report during the 49th session of the Human Rights Council. Mr. Rehman highlighted widespread human rights abuses and drew attention to the system-wide lack of accountability ...