The Campaign’s 2014 UPR Pre-Session Statement
This statement by the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran to the UN’s 2014 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Pre-Session on the Islamic Republic of Iran addresses the Government of Iran’s lack of implementation of Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Recommendations that it explicitly accepted after the First UPR Review in 2010.
In particular, the Campaign calls attention here to the systematic violations of the Recommendations accepted by Iran which concern:
- The routine denial of due process throughout the Iranian judicial system.
- The lack of freedom of speech, association, and assembly (and in particular, the right to peaceful dissent), and the denial of freedom of the press and access to information.
- The endemic ill treatment in the Iranian prison system (especially the denial of critically needed medical care).
- The continuation of gender-based discrimination.
This statement is based upon the Campaign’s research, which draws upon extensive interviews with rights victims, their family members, lawyers and colleagues, and eyewitnesses, including prison cellmates. It presents consistent, credible, and compelling evidence, documented and presented here by the Campaign, that Iran has not followed through on the implementations of Recommendations it accepted in 2010.