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  • June 20, 2020

    39 Human Rights Organizations called on the UNHRC to renew the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran

      Human Rights Activists in Iran and 38 other NGOs signed a joint statement, calling HRC member states to support the resolution renewing the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran. Read the full text below: Your Excellency, We, the undersigned Iranian and international human rights organizations, urge your government to support resolution..Read More

  • May 22, 2020

    Message of condolence from human rights organizations on the passing on of Ali Ajami

      We are deeply saddened by the passing of Ali Ajami, an exiled Iranian human rights defender and a dear colleague to many of us, who focused on documenting violations of human rights in Iran. Ali, 37, was a gifted student of law at the University of Tehran who became a refugee after being arrested, imprisoned,..Read More

  • April 22, 2020


      In this COVID-19 pandemic, Iran is suffering one of the most damaging and deadliest outbreaks of any country in the world. Last week, the Iranian parliament’s research center released a report, written by independent experts, asserting that the true death toll could be nearly double the official figures and the number of infections may be..Read More

  • December 17, 2019

    Joint call for the UNHRC to take urgent action on the situation of Iran

      The undersigned regional and international civil society organisations call on member states of the UN Human Rights Council to urgently convene a Special Session on the situation of human rights in Iran in order to respond to the unfolding grave human rights crisis born out of the repression of nation-wide protests, which started on 15..Read More

  • December 9, 2019

    Joint civil society letter – UNGA resolution on human rights in Iran

      TO: All Permanent Missions to the United Nations in New York Your Excellencies, The undersigned national, regional and international civil society organizations urge your government to support resolution A/C.3/74/L.27, adopted by the General Assembly’s Third Committee on 14 November 2019, when it comes for adoption by its plenary later this month.   As the situation..Read More