Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Human Rights Council
- For the first time, the Council adopted a resolution criticizing substantive violations by the Iranian government, including repression of protests, arbitrary detentions, executions, and discrimination against women.
- The resolution also extends the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, a mandate to which Iran has persistently objected. Iran strongly objected to this resolution as a "weaponization of human rights" and encouraged Council members to vote against it.
- Moreover, the resolution was adopted under Item 4, the primary framework for addressing country-specific human rights situations, signaling criticism.
Iceland, Macedonia, Moldova, United Kingdom
Yes - 23, No - 8, Abstain - 16, Absent - 0
- "Strongly deplores the widespread, repeated and persistent violations of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, and calls upon the Islamic Republic of Iran to address systematic impunity by establishing a system of accountability in line with international law…"
- "Calls upon the Islamic Republic of Iran to address widespread and systematic discrimination and violence based on gender, ethnicity, religion or belief or political opinion, among other status, enshrined in laws, State policies and practices, and to create a safe and enabling environment for civil society…"
- "Expresses deep concern at the reported surge in the number of executions, including of individuals sentenced to death in relation to their alleged involvement in the recent protests…"
- "Decides to extend the mandate of Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran for a further period of one year…"
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- United Kingdom
- United States
- Ivory Coast
- South Africa
- United Arab Emirates