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Thank you, Madam President
 
 We are particularly dismayed that Iran rejected a majority of the recommendations with regards to ratification of the core human rights treaties, in particular the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of…
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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 on your government to support the resolution to renew the mandate of the…
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(Beirut) – The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) should renew the mandate of its special rapporteur on Iran, 34 human rights and other organizations said today in a letter to council member countries.
 The UNHRC is scheduled to vote on a…
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Iran’s judiciary claims it has no political prisoners. Human Rights Watch set out to prove them wrong. Researcher Faraz Sanei speaks with Amy Braunschweiger about the new Human Rights Watch report, who Iran is persecuting and why, and if President Hassan…
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Summary Since Iran’s last Universal Periodic Review by the Human Rights Council in 2009, the government’s rights record and its level of cooperation with international rights institutions, particularly organs of the United Nations, has remained poor. Some…
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To: Member States of the Human Rights Council Your Excellency, We, the undersigned human rights and civil society groups, are writing to urge your government to support the resolution to renew the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of…
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(Beirut) – Three major opposition figures in Iran have been under house arrest or detention for 1,000 days with no charges against them, notwithstanding President Hassan Rouhani’s promise to release political prisoners, Human Rights Watch and the…
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To Permanent Representatives of Member of the UN Human Rights Council Geneva, 7 March 2013   Your Excellency, On 21 or 22 March 2013, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) will vote on the renewal of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the…
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(Geneva) – The United Nations Human Rights Council’s adoption of a resolution condemning human rights violations in North Korea signaled both the gravity of the abuses and the need for the new president, Kim Jong-un, to make major reforms, Human Rights…
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 “A new dawn has come. Rules of the game have changed.

 Those who do not embrace it will be swept away.”
 – Ambassador Zamir Akram of Pakistan on the
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(Geneva) – The UN Human Rights Council should build on successes of the past year by continuing to improve its response to human rights violations around the world, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Since July 2010, the Council has…