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Fact Cards: Iran, Women’s Rights & the CSW

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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 ...

General Assembly and Third Committee, UN General Assembly

UNSR Javaid Rehman’s IAD with UN General Assembly 77: “Establish an international mechanism to ensure accountability”

On October 26th, 2022, UN Special Rapporteur Javaid Rehman presented his latest report (A/77/181) on the human rights situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran to the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee, as part of the Assembly’s 77th’s session. Mr. Rehman emphasized arbitrary detention as a persistent human rights concern, ...

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 ...

Advocacy, Human Rights Committee, Research, Submissions, Treaty Bodies

Joint Submission: Fair Trial, Due Process & Iran’s Compliance with the ICCPR

A submission from: The Abdorrahman Boroumand Center (ABC)Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRANA)Impact Iran &Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC), provided to the Human Rights Committee in conjunction with its upcoming 136th session, which will take place between October 10 and November 4 2022. Read the submission’s introduction below, and ...

Advocacy,

Joint Statement: Belgian law-makers must say no to prisoner swap deal with Iran that condones hostage-taking and could result in the release of a terrorist

The announcement on 29 June 2022 that Belgian lawmakers would examine a “Transfer of Sentenced Persons” bilateral treaty with the Islamic Republic of Iran sparked serious concerns that the Belgian Government is considering enabling the Islamic Republic of Iran’s hostage-taking policy and undermining accountability for Iranian officials convicted for acts ...

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