Justice for Iran has asked the UN Human Rights Committee to urge the Islamic Republic to indicate whether it has conducted, or intends to conduct, investigations concerning the extrajudicial killings and deaths of protesters in custody during 2017- 2019. Furthermore, Justice for Iran has asked for similar measures, regarding instances of extra-judicial executions and enforced disappearances of political prisoners since 1988.

In an extensive report, Justice for Iran also appealed to the UN body to hold the Islamic Republic accountable for broadcasting forced confessions of detainees and showing detainee trials. These defamatory programmes involve violations of the detainees’ right to privacy, the presumption of innocence, and amounts to ill-treatment and torture.

Iran is under the review of the Committee which examines the country’s compliance with the International Civil and Political Rights Covenant (ICCPR), one of the few binding international instruments to which Iran is a state party. The 130th session of the Committee which will prepare the list of issues for the review of Iran is scheduled to be held this Autumn.