Joint Public Statement: It is Time to Put Children First


  In April 2015, Insight Iran, as a part of a coalition of 11 human rights NGOs, made a joint submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and made substantial recommendations. One of the most comprehensive of its kind, our joint submission covered various areas of concern with regard to the IRI’s commitments pursuant to the […]

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The UPR of Iran: Some Observations

Overview of the Human Rights Council room during Iran's Universal Periodic Review

Yesterday, 19 March 2015, the Human Rights Council considered the outcome of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI). The IRI had previously submitted their reply to the Working Group of the UPR. (Read the full reply here) Out of the 291 recommendations that the IRI had received during the UPR Session […]

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Dr. Ahmed Shaheed Presented his Latest Report on Situation of Human Rights in Iran

Dr Shaheed HRC

Today, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) Dr. Ahmed Shaheed formally presented his latest report to the 28th Session of the UN Human Rights Council. Dr. Shaheed expressed deep concerns over the alarmingly high rate of executions, gender inequality and governmental plans affecting women’s […]

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March 2015 Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran


Dr. Ahmed Shaheed the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran has submitted his report to the 28th session of the UN Human Rights Council. In his report, Dr. Shaheed expresses alarm about the persisting use of capital and other forms of cruel, inhumane and degrading punishment at alarming […]

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