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Visual: Iran’s Political Power Structures

Iran Power Structure Outline Artboard 1.2 Supreme Leader At the top of the pyramid structure of government is the Supreme Leader of the revolution, a man and cleric selected by the Majlis Khobregan (Assembly of Experts). The Supreme Leader, the faqih, has absolute power over the total system. Specifically, he ...

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Impact Iran’s Q&A Document Outlines the Significance of the UN’s Latest Investigative Mechanism on Human Rights Violations in Iran During 2022 Protests

New York, NY – Impact Iran, a coalition of international human rights organizations, has recently released a Q&A document outlining the work and significance of the United Nations’ latest Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Iran investigating alleged human rights violations that took place in the context of nationwide protests that ...


Recap: Iran, Human Rights, and the 52nd Session of the HRC

The 52nd session of the Human Rights Council (27 February – 4 April 2023) was the first HRC session since the establishment of the Fact-Finding Mission, a new mandate investigating human rights violations in Iran related to the protests that began on 16 September 2022. High Level Segment It began ...


Irene Khan – Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression

Freedom of expression is the cornerstone of democracy, which allows individuals and groups to enjoy several other human rights and freedoms. The mandate of the Special Rapporteur was created by the Human Rights Council to protect and promote freedom of opinion and expression, offline and online, in light of international ...


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

Fact Cards: Iran, Women’s Rights & the CSW Myth nº1: Calls to remove Iran from the CSW’s membership came from a member-state initiative. FACT: Calls for removing Iran’s membership from the CSW first came from from Iranian women and men, just like the calls for accountability that resulted in the ...