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September 22, 2015

Message to Rouhani: Rights Crisis in Iran Must Finally Be Addressed

Message to Rouhani: Rights Crisis in Iran Must Finally Be Addressed September 22, 2015—When Iranian president Hassan Rouhani addresses the United Nations General Assembly on September 28, 2015, his third trip to the organization’s New York headquarters since his election in June 2013, he will stand on a record of great success in the nuclear negotiations—and abject failure in delivering on his pledges to defend basic […]... read more
December 23, 2010

With “Deep Concern” For Iran Rights Situation, Resolution Passes 78 For, 45 Against

The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution on Tuesday expressing deep concern about widespread violations of human rights in Iran, where government officials target human rights lawyers and direct the suppression of government critics. Seventy-eight countries voted for the resolution, forty-five against, while fifty-nine countries abstained.... read more
November 18, 2010

UN Resolution on Iran’s Human Rights Violations Approved by Huge Margin

UN Resolution on Iran’s Human Rights Violations Approved by Huge Margin (18 November 2010) The Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly’s strong approval of a draft resolution, condemning Iran for grave human right violations, is a welcome step in the continuing effort to put a stoplight on the country’s growing human rights crisis, said the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran today. The General Assembly will formally adopt the resolution in December. UN human rights bodies should put in place mechanisms to hold Iran ... read more