Iran: UN resolution condemns human rights situation

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On 18 November 2014 the UN’s Third Committee adopted a resolution condemning the widespread human rights abuses in Iran and called for immediate action by the government.
FIDH conducted advocacy meetings in November, led by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Dr. Shirin Ebadi, to discuss the deteriorating situation, namely with regard to the pervasive use of the death penalty, extra-judicial killings, and violation of freedom of expression. FIDH and Dr. Ebadi met with key member states and had continual engagement with Canada, the primary pen holder, in order to discuss the language of the draft resolution before being presented to the Third Committee. Despite strong opposition from Iran and resistance from the states forming the Non-Aligned Movement, the resolution was adopted.

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