In this latest issue, the Iran Human Rights Review focuses on due process in the Iranian legal system. The review contains contributions from experienced human rights lawyers, activists and defenders. The Iran Human Rights Review: Due Process focuses on a number of key issues including the legal history of Iran and the current legal system of the Islamic Republic laws, with a particular focus on areas that either are in need of or are open to improvement to provide access to justice and ensure the legal system follows due process. The key arrears for improvement include resolving the tensions between Iran's national codes, its international commitments and its religiously inspired ‘qesas’ laws, with a particular focus on the use of the death penalty and juvenile executions. This issue invites both human rights critics of the Islamic Republic and the Iranian authorities to dispassionately and constructively examine the ways and means of improving access to justice for all Iranians through education and legislation.
In this latest issue, the Iran Human Rights Review focuses on women and their on-going struggle to access human rights. The review contains contributions from human rights lawyers, activists and defenders, from both inside and outside of Iran. The Iran Human Rights Review: Women and Human Rights, focuses on the need to recognise both the current plight of women in Iran and their role in securing a culture of human rights in Iran despite the legal, cultural and social challenges they face.
In this latest issue, the Iran Human Rights Review focuses on the relationship between Iran’s human rights record and its economy. Activists and experts offer a range of different perspectives on issues that impact Iran’s economy, in light of the human rights dynamics that place a spotlight on Iran. Iran Human Rights Review: Economy highlights important issues including religious freedom, economic freedom, the environment and child labour
This edition of the Foreign Policy Centre’s Iran Human Rights Review (IHRR) focuses on the relationship between Iran and the United Nations. Academic and civil society experts put forward a range of different perspectives with a particular focus on how the country interacts with UN human rights mechanisms and its commitments under international law. The review looks at issues including the lack of access to Iran for UN Special Rapporteurs, the country’s approach to the Universal Periodic Review process, the problems facing the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime mission and the Islamic Republic Government’s approach to questions of international law and practice in the context of the wider Iranian human rights tradition.
This edition of the Foreign Policy Centre’s Iran Human Rights Review (IHRR) which focuses on justice brings together contributions on many aspects of legal and social justice in Iran and looks at topics often ignored in mainstream human rights and academic debates. Co-edited by Tahirih Danesh and Hadi Enayat, this issue highlights that lack of justice in the Iranian administration not only affects human rights activists and opposition figures, but in fact ordinary Iranians whose plight is marginal to mainstream human rights and academic debates.
This edition addresses the critical issue of violence in Iran and how it is used at all levels of society, from the actions of national government to domestic life, to reinforce the values of the Islamic Republic and prevent challenges to the status quo. The Iran Human Rights Review: Violence tackles a number of important issues including the role of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and the Baseej, the use of the death penalty in spreading fear, the treatment of prisoners and systemic discrimination against women, ethnic and religious minorities in Iran.
More than a century ago, Iran's Constitutional Revolution became the first movement in Asia to seek a modern social and political order centred around justice and the rule of law, inspired by a young generation engaging with the new ideologies of the modern era. A century later, the young and the educated in Iran are struggling for similar ideals while facing a new set of obstacles. In this issue, we focus on faced by young people in Iran today.
This edition of the Review focuses on the emergence of access to information as a pivotal element in promoting and protecting the Iranian human rights movement. It contains opinion pieces and detailed articles from a wide range of experts and activists with a focus on promoting a culture of human rights in Iran and the region.
The aim of this first edition of the Iran Human Rights Review is to develop public understanding of the fundamental challenge to human rights in general, and the right to religion or belief in particular, posed by the Iranian regime. It seeks to put forward a vision of a future in which Iranians are free to follow the call of their consciences to worship as they wish to do so or not to at all, while laying out some of the steps needed to realise such a vision.