Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Year

2024

UN Body

Human Rights Council

Session

55

Session Type

HRC Regular

Agenda Item

4

Country Concerned

Iran

Condemnatory

Yes

Analysis

  • The resolution extends the mandates of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran as well as the Fact-Finding Mission on Iran, both of which are opposed by Iran. Iran rejected the resolution as "politicized" and called on UNHRC 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.
  • Regrettably, however, the resolution is only a short, procedural text. Unlike the UNGA’s annual resolution on Iran, there is no description of Iran’s violations.

Main Sponsors

Iceland, Germany, Macedonia, Moldova, United Kingdom

Vote

Yes - 24, No - 8, Abstain - 15, Absent - 0

Key Praise

None

Key Criticism

  • "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 in order to continue to monitor the ongoing situation of human rights, including civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights…"
  • "Also decides to extend the mandate of the independent international factfinding mission on the Islamic Republic of Iran for a further period of one year to allow it to complete its mandate…"
  • "Calls upon the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to cooperate fully with the Special Rapporteur and the independent international fact-finding mission…"

Full Vote

  • Yes24

    • Albania
    • Argentina
    • Belgium
    • Benin
    • Bulgaria
    • Chile
    • Costa Rica
    • Dominican Republic
    • Finland
    • France
    • Gambia
    • Germany
    • Honduras
    • Japan
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Malawi
    • Montenegro
    • Morocco
    • Netherlands
    • Paraguay
    • Romania
    • Somalia
    • United States
  • No8

    • Algeria
    • Burundi
    • China
    • Cuba
    • Eritrea
    • Indonesia
    • Sudan
    • Vietnam
  • Abstain15

    • Bangladesh
    • Brazil
    • Cameroon
    • Ivory Coast
    • Georgia
    • Ghana
    • India
    • Kazakhstan
    • Kuwait
    • Kyrgyzstan
    • Malaysia
    • Maldives
    • Qatar
    • South Africa
    • United Arab Emirates
  • Absent0