Reports by the UN Secretary-General on the human rights situation in Iran

Ban Ki-Moon during a visit to Iran (UN Photo/ Evan Schneider)

Ban Ki-Moon expresses “regret concerning the unwillingness of the Iranian authorities to cooperate substantively with international human rights mechanisms”

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has regularly reported on the human rights situation in Iran since 2008. The government of President Hassan Rouhani, who took office in August 2013 have not made significant progress in terms of the protection and support of freedom of expression. On the contrary, in the corresponding report from 2014, Ban Ki-Moon established that state reprisals against journalists, human rights activists and supporters of the women's rights movement have continued to grow. He expressed deep concern over the persistence of torture, forced amputation and the growing number of executions in Iran.

Report by the Secretary-General on the human rights situation in Iran 2014
Report by the Secretary-General on the human rights situation in Iran 2013
Report by the Secretary-General on the human rights situation in Iran 2012
Report by the Secretary-General on the human rights situation in Iran 2011
Report by the Secretary-General on the human rights situation in Iran 2010
Report by the Secretary-General on the human rights situation in Iran 2009
Report by the Secretary-General on the human rights situation in Iran 2008