Reports by the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran

UN Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed (UN Photo/ Amanda Voisard)

In March 2011, the Human Rights Council created the mandate of “Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran”, and appointed the former foreign minister of the Maldives, Dr. Ahmed Shaheed. His task is to monitor the human rights situation in Iran, and to investigate cases of human rights violations. In his most recent report, Ahmed Shaheed points out systematic and widespread human rights violations.  He expresses his concern for the detention and torture of civil rights activists and journalists, among other issues. He is also finds the escalating number of executions alarming. Shaheed gathers information by interviewing victims and witnesses abroad because the Iranian government has denied him entry since his appointment, making a direct visit impossible.

Report on the human rights situation in Iran 2014/2
Report on the human rights situation in Iran 2014/1
Report on the human rights situation in Iran 2013
Report on the human rights situation in Iran 2012/2
Report on the human rights situation in Iran 2012/1