Iran to be represented by a major human rights violator at the top UN human rights body

  27 February 2018    Impact Iran and its member organizations are appalled by the Iranian government’s decision to select Minister of Justice Seyyed Alireza Avaei as its


Excluded from the Public Sphere: Freedom of Assembly and Association in the Islamic Republic of Iran

  NEW HAVEN, March 5, 2018 – Today the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) released its latest report, Excluded from the Public Sphere: Freedom of ... Read more

Witness Testimony

Witness Statement of Abbas Maroufi

  Name:  Abbas Maroufi Place of Birth:  Tehran, Iran Date of Birth:  1957 Occupation:  Author and Publisher     Interviewing Organization:   Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) Date of Interview:  August 3, 2015 Interviewer:   IHRDC ... Read more

Legal Commentary

Qisas: A Law for Injustice

In this commentary, IHRDC Legal Advisor Hossein Raeesi analyzes a murder case and the court documents corresponding thereto, which reveal how the legal remedy of qisas [the principle of retaliatory punishment] entrenches blatant, systemic, and structurally-entrenched violations of human rights in Iran. ... Read more