Iran: Submission to the UN Human Rights Committee 139th Session

Amnesty International’s submission to the UN Human Rights Committee ahead of the review of the fourth periodic report of Iran at its 139th session, setting out some key concerns and recommendations related to the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by the Iranian government. The submission highlights Iran’s ongoing human rights and impunity crisis, characterized by widespread violations of its obligations under the ICCPR. It provides Amnesty International’s findings on the use of the death penalty; the unlawful use of firearms and force; violations of the rights to privacy, freedoms of religion or belief, expression, association and peaceful assembly; torture and other ill-treatment; arbitrary detention and unfair trials; violence and discrimination against women and girls, ethnic, linguistic and religious minorities, and LGBTI people; enforced disappearance; ongoing crimes against humanity relating to the mass enforced disappearances and extrajudicial executions of 1988; and denials of the rights to reparation and effective remedy. This is not an exhaustive list of concerns.

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