Child Rights

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran - 13 September 2012

Special Rapporteur's third report on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran was presented to the UNGA Third Committee on 13 September 2012. ... Read more

Crimes against Children in Iran

(28 August 2012) -- In this legal commentary, Iranian human rights lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei analyzes the practice of juvenile execution in Iran through an examination of several case studies and exploration of relevant Iranian laws. ... Read more

Arrest of Saeed Shirzad, a children’s rights activist, while aiding earthquake victims in East Azerbaijan

(23 August 2012) – According to reports obtained by the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC), Saeed Shirzad, an ethnic Kurd and children’s rights ... Read more

Report of the Secretary-General on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran - 3-20-2012

  A/HRC/19/82 Distr.: General 20 March 2012 Original: English Human Rights Council Nineteenth session Agenda item 2 Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office ... Read more

All you need to know: a quick breakdown of findings from Dr. Ahmed Shaheed’s UN report

(7 March 2012) -- Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, has just released his latest report to the United Nations Human Rights Council. Read the 36 page report and IHRDC’s quick breakdown of the report’s highlights here: ... Read more

Treatment of Children in the New Islamic Penal Code – Chart of Applicable Punishments

(23 February 2012) – In recent weeks, many claims have been made by Iranian parliamentarians and subsequently spread in Iranian media about the purported abolition of the death penalty and Qisas punishments (retribution) for juveniles under 18 years old in the new Penal Code in the Islamic Republic of Iran. ... Read more

Criminal Responsibility of Children in the Islamic Republic of Iran's New Penal Code

(22 February 2012) -- In this IHRDC legal essay, Iranian defense lawyer Mohammad Hossein Nayyeri explains why the new Islamic Penal Code, despite allegations to the contrary in the media, does not end the application of the death penalty to juvenile offenders in Iran. ... Read more

Witness Statement of Ali Mahin Torabi

Ali Mahin Torabi was sentenced to Qisas and spent over 7 years in prison for his involvement in the death of a schoolmate in 2003 ... Read more

Silencing the Women's Rights Movement in Iran

This report examines the Islamic Republic’s attempt to dismantle the women’s rights movement leading up to and following the June 12, 2009 presidential election. Members ... Read more

Witness Statement: Shahrara

Shahrara was convicted for her political activities in 1983 when she was sixteen years old. She was not released from imprisonment after completing her sentence ... Read more

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