Iran to Be Reviewed on the CESCR

 un12-250x140Justice For Iran, 30 April 2013: While the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) is preparing to reviewthe situation of Iran after 19 years, the NGO´s submitted their reports to the committee members yesterday.

Justice for Iran has introduced issues in four different issues to the CESCR:

The situation of homosexuals and transgenders with regards to the violation of their basic rights and in particular the forced sex-reassignments, quota system against women in higher education, the situation of Afghan refugees and migrants in Iran and the violation of cultural rights of Ahwazi Arab minority, particularly in the case of the members of Al-Hiwar institute who have been sentenced to death.

Justice for Iran has also provided the CESCR with information about forced marriage of girls under the age of thirteen, domestic violence, elimination of the budget for population control and contraception and the discriminating laws against women concerning inheritance matters, self-determination and the role of women in the family.

Furthermore, Justice for Iran in cooperation with 6 Rang, has submitted a short report on forced sex-reassignment surgeries and their inhuman process to members of the committee.

Another present NGO was the International Baha’i Community, speaking on behalf of the Baha’i community in Iran suffering persecution and inhuman conditions socially, economically and culturally.

Tomorrow the Islamic Republic of Iran as a member of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will be obligated to present their report to the Committee and answer all questions asked by the members of the Committee.

At the end of the one day session about Iran, the Committee of the UN will present their results and conclusions on whether or not and in which areas the Iranian government has failed to meet their duties and responsibilities towards the Iranian public.

The complete report of Justice for Iran is now released on the website of the UN Human Rights Council.

The film about the submission is available here.