Women's Rights Documents

UN Secretary General’s February 2015 Report on the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

A/HRC/28/26 Distr.: General 20 February 2014 Original: English Human Rights Council Twenty-eighth session Agenda item 2Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human ... Read more

English Translation of Books I & II of the New Islamic Penal Code

(April 8, 2014) – The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) is pleased to release the first-ever comprehensive English translation of Book One and Book Two of the new Islamic Penal Code (IPC) of 2013 of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI). ... Read more

UN Secretary General on the situation of human rights in Iran - 11 March 2014

A/HRC/25/75 Distr.: General 11 March 2014 Original: English Human Rights Council Twenty-fifth session Agenda item 4 Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention Summary The present report ... Read more

Why Iranian Women Can’t Have Any of It

Originally published at http://opencanada.org/features/the-think-tank/comments/why-iranian-women-cant-have-any-of-it/ In recent weeks, the political theater of women registering as presidential candidates in the Islamic Republic of Iran, followed by what appeared to be disqualifying remarks by ... Read more

Gender Inequality and Discrimination: The Case of Iranian Women

(March 8, 2013) -- Today, on this year's International Women's Day, the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) is pleased to release “Gender Inequality and Discrimination: The Case of Iranian Women”, a 60+ page legal commentary from Iranian lawyer Mohammad Hossein Nayyeri. ... Read more

All you need to know: A Quick Breakdown of Findings from Dr. Ahmed Shaheed’s Latest Report to the UN Human Rights Council (February 2013)

(March 1, 2013) -- Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, has just released his ... Read more

The Execution of Women in Iranian Criminal Law: an Examination of the Impact of Gender on Laws Concerning Capital Punishment in the New Islamic Penal Code

In this legal commentary from the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center, Maryam Hosseinkhah, writer and women's rights defender, examines the role of gender in the implementation of capital punishment under the past and current Islamic Penal Codes of Iran. ... 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

Mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on Iran is Renewed by Human Rights Council

(22 March 2012) – The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) commends the decision of the Human Rights Council this afternoon to extend the mandate ... Read more

2012 International Women's Day Message from Fatemeh Goftari

(8 March 2012) Fatemeh Goftari - a Kurdish mother and activist -- is a former political prisoner who was jailed in 2002 and 2008 for her women's rights activism. Watch video

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