Monday, March 25, 2013

Human Rights Watch - Human Rights Council resolution on Iran‏

Human Rights Watch - Human Rights Council resolution on Iran‏

Dear colleagues,
The Council extended today its scrutiny over the deteriorating situation in Iran by renewing the mandate of the expert appointed to monitor the human rights situation in that country. Iran should take note that this year’s resolution had an unprecedented level of support.  With elections approaching in June 2013, the UN expert’s work documenting abuses in Iran will be even more crucial. 
The large majority in favor of the resolution also serves to expose the callous disregard Venezuela and Pakistan, the only two states at the Council that continue to oppose any action on Iran’s worsening human rights situation.
Please feel free to quote from this message or contact Philippe Dam, HRC Advocate, at +41 76 413 35 36, or Julie de Rivero, Geneva Director, at +41 79 640 16 49,  
Philippe Dam
HRC Advocate
Human Rights Watch

51 Avenue Blanc
1202 Geneva, Switzerland
Tel: +41-22-732-5614
Cell: +41-76-413-3536
Fax: +41-22-738-1791

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