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Statement From 34 Human Rights NGOs to UN Human Rights Council

March 16, 2016 To: Member States of the UN Human Rights Council Your Excellency, We, the undersigned human rights and civil society groups, write to you to call ... Read more

Joint Letter from Twelve International Human Rights Organizations: End the Death Penalty for Drug Offenses

                    Dear member states and observers,    The UN Human Rights Council will hold on 28 September a panel discussion on the impact of the world drug problem ... Read more

The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center Welcomes Sareta Ashraph as Chair of its Board of Directors

      September 15, 2015   (NEW HAVEN) – Sareta Ashraph has been elected the new Chair of the Board of Directors of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center ... Read more

Eleven Human Rights Organizations Condemn the Destruction of Sunni Place of Worship in Tehran

Eleven human rights organizations have condemned the destruction of a Sunni place of worship in Tehran in a statement and called on international organizations and Ahmed Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), to react to these actions by the Iranian government. ... Read more

Nuclear agreement shows the power of international law and diplomatic engagement

Human rights should be addressed with the same dedication ... Read more

Iran Should Heed the UN and End Illegal House Arrest of Opposition Leaders

On four-year anniversary of house arrest, human rights groups call on international community to speak out The Iranian government should release opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi, ... Read more

Les organisations de défense des Droits de l’Homme somment les autorités iraniennes d’entendre les prisonniers politiques kurdes en grève de la faim depuis un mois.

Ce jour, vingt-deux organisations de défense des Droits de l’Homme enjoignent très fermement les autorités iraniennes de répondre immédiatement aux inquiétudes qui pèsent sur la ... Read more

Rights Groups Urge Iranian Authorities to Address Month-Long Hunger Strike of Kurdish Political Prisoners

Iranian authorities must immediately respond to the health and security concerns of 27 Kurdish political prisoners on a month-long hunger strike in Orumiyeh, said 21 ... Read more

Joint Letter from Thirty Human Rights and Civil Society Organizations Supporting UN General Assembly Resolution on Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in Iran

To: Member States of the UN General Assembly Your Excellency: We, the undersigned human rights and civil society organizations, write to urge your ... Read more

UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran Presents October 2014 Report to UNGA

(October 30, 2014) -- The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) welcomes the new report of Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, the United Nation Special Rapporteur on ... Read more

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