Justice for Iran_ 31 August 2016:Justice for Iran (JFI) is honoured to announce that it has become a member organisation of International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH). JFI’s membership application was approved in in the 39th FIDH Congress, which took place in Johannesburg from 23 to 27 of August.
FIDH is an international human rights NGO, federating 178 organisations from 120 countries. Since 1922, FIDH has been defending all civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Over the past year, the FIDH staff and its International Board members scrutinised and evaluated the records of JFI and its impact in order to make a decision on JFI’s membership application.
“Acceptance of membership of Justice for Iran, the third Iranian human rights defender organisation to join FIDH, indicates that human rights movement is a worldwide and pluralist movement,” Karim Lahidji, the Honorary President of FIDH said
“FIDH is honoured to add to its roster of member organisations, Justice for Iran, during the League’s 39th Congress,” said Rosemarie Trajano, the Vice President of FIDH. “Justice for Iran continues to be a formidable human rights advocate for the country. We hope that FIDH can further strengthen Justice for Iran’s promotion of human rights within Iran and reinforce its campaign at the regional at international levels,” Trajano said.
Karim Lahidji, the Honorary President of FIDH also welcomed JFI’s membership. “Acceptance of membership of Justice for Iran, the third Iranian human rights defender organisation to join FIDH, indicates that human rights movement is a worldwide and pluralist movement,” Lahidji said.
The Iranian League for the Defence of Human Rights (LDDHI) and Center for Defenders of Human Rights (CDHR) are the other two Iranian member organisations of FIDH.
In the 39th Congress of FIDH, more than 400 activists from 186 countries gathered to discuss the most vital issues which cause violation of fundamental rights of people of the world, and the strategies, both local and international, that are needed to fight back.
The participants passed resolutions on the critical situations of human rights in Burundi, Kyrgyzstan, Palestine, Nicaragua, Turkey, Zimbabwe, China and Iran. The Congress also passed resolutions on thematic issues such as death penalty and human rights defenders as well as sexual and reproductive rights of women and the rights of refugees.
The NGO members of FIDH also elected a new president, board members, and voted on the membership application of new member organisations.