On July 1st, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appointed conservative hardliner Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei to Iran’s highest judicial position in a move that signals darker times ahead for the Iranian populace. Ejei, like the outgoing judiciary chief and President-elect Ebrahim Raisi, has a longstanding history of blatant human rights abuses that date back to the early years of the Islamic Republic.
In addition to the process that brought Raisi to power, there are rightful concerns over his appalling human rights record.
The investigation into the events leading to and following the shooting of the civilian aircraft was conducted by two U.N. experts: Ms. Agnès Callamard, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, and Mr. Javaid Rehman, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Not surprisingly, the investigation found several human rights violations, as well as inconsistencies in explanations from the Iranian side, such as a longer decision window then the one reported by IRGC officials and no explanations of why other flights leaving before PS752 were not targeted.
As its name indicates, this is a portrait of Nasrin in her own words, and how her story conveys the story of a nation that has struggled for over a century to realize the promises of self-determination, freedom, and equity that human society has long espoused, though only nominally fulfilled. Though Iran has had—and continues to have—many national heroes, activists, and patriots that have sacrificed their lives in pursuit of such promises, Nasrin stands out like iconic figures of the past that transcend national borders and sentiments. The story of Nasrin is the story of all of humanity, which is still fighting at every turn to achieve what may sound ordinary, but is indeed wondrous: justice.
Launched NIAC’s Human Rights Twitter account. The tracker not only forcefully condemns the human rights abuses of the Iranian government, but also explores the issues of arbitrary arrests, suppression of protests, immigrant rights, and lack of social freedoms endured by the people of Iran.
Raising up the struggles faced by Iranian human rights defenders, activists, and journalists is essential to build a future in which the U.S. and Iran enjoy positive relations and truly represent the aspirations of their people.
Spotlighting Human Rights in Iran Raising up the struggles faced by Iranian human rights defenders, activists, and journalists is essential to build a future in which the U.S. and Iran enjoy positive relations and truly represent the aspirations of their people. As an American organization, NIAC does not have a role to play in the […]
As is evident in the report, 2019 was a bleak year for human rights and Iranians have suffered greatly under domestic and foreign pressures. Unfortunately for Iranians, the new year has been a devastating continuation of tragedy. The events of the past two weeks have rocked not only Iran, but also the globe, as people all across the world held their breath bracing for a war that seemed inevitable after the U.S. assassination of Qassem Soleimani.
“We are pleased that the resolution passed by the House Foreign Affairs Committee condemning the Iranian government’s human rights violations includes a key recommendation calling for the expansion of General License D-1 so that U.S. sanctions do not inhibit the Iranian people’s access to the internet. This is long overdue and we hope that given support from Congress and civil society, including our own outreach, the Treasury Department will move swiftly to implement the recommendation. To truly stand with the Iranian people, we must credibly spotlight and condemn abuses by the Iranian government while also challenging ‘maximum pressure’ policies that have only hurt ordinary Iranians and undermined their ability to seek their rights.”
On December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). In commemoration of that day, which marked the first truly global avowal of human rights, we acknowledge the premise of that declaration and reaffirm our commitment to faithfully working towards that hopeful objective on Human Rights Day.
According to a new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW), US sanctions, reinstated after the US pulled out of the landmark Iran nuclear deal, have had a detrimental impact on the situation of human rights in Iran.
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, Javaid Rehman, has submitted a second report to the General Assembly.