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Published on March 26th, 2011 | by Impunity Watch Archive

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UN Human Rights Council Appoints a Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran

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The UN Human Rights Council appoints a special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

March 24, 2011

The UN Human Rights Council appoints a special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Read the full resolution.

Human Rights Council
Sixteenth session
Agenda item 4
Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention

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16/…  Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

The Human Rights Council,

Guided by the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenants on Human Rights and other relevant international human rights instruments,

Recalling General Assembly resolution 65/226 of 21 December 2010, and regretting  the lack of cooperation on the part of the Islamic Republic of Iran with the requests of the Assembly made in that resolution,

Welcoming the interim report of the Secretary-General on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran1 submitted to the Human Rights Council, and expressing serious concern at the developments noted in that report,

Recalling its resolutions 5/1, on the institution-building of the Council, and 5/2, on the code of conduct for special procedures mandate holders of the Council, of 18 June 2007, and stressing that mandate holders are to discharge their duties in accordance with those resolutions and the annexes thereto,

1.  Decides to appoint a special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, to report to the Human Rights Council and the General Assembly, to present an interim report to the Assembly at its sixty-sixth session and to submit a  report to the Council for its consideration at its nineteenth session;

2.  Calls upon the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to cooperate fully with the Special Rapporteur and to permit  access to visit the country as well as all  necessary information to enable the fulfilment of the mandate;

3.  Requests the Secretary-General to provide  the Special Rapporteur with the resources necessary to fulfil the mandate, within existing resources

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