Iran submits UN report on improving human rights

The report was sent to the UN Human Rights Council on Saturday under the Universal Periodic Review, known as the UPR, a process that involves a review of everyone’s human rights records. UN member states.

The report cites ‘enormous progress’ in improving the human rights situation in Iran, based on Islamic norms and the country’s constitution, according to the website of the High Council for Human Rights. male.

“In accordance with the existing conditions and with the aim of maintaining social justice and establishing the well-being of the people, Iran has made enormous investments in the economic, cultural and social fields, and guaranteed the rights of the people. to equal participation and progress,” he said.

The report details Iranian laws and measures to support human rights for different groups, from people with disabilities to religious minorities, women and children to refugees, during the Iranian year 1399 (March 2020-March 2021) and the first six months of the year 1400. (completed March 20, 2022).

The report says Iran has made significant progress in improving its human rights record despite restrictions in place following “cruel and inhuman” sanctions imposed by the United States over the past 43 last years.

“The unilateral coercive actions taken by the United States against the Islamic Republic of Iran over the past four decades have extensively and discriminatoryly violated the fundamental rights of the Iranian people and caused irreparable harm,” the report added.

“These measures are in flagrant violation of the United Nations Charter, regulations of international law as well as international human rights laws,” he noted.

He cites some of the US measures, including sanctions on imports of medicine and equipment to Iran, saying that these sanctions have had a negative effect on hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“To reduce the effect of unilateral US sanctions, which have been tightened over the past two years, Iran has considered the impacts of coercive measures in all processes involving law-making and policy-making, and implemented plans supporting vulnerable classes of society, especially during the COVID pandemic,” the report states.

The report also underlined that there is always room for further improvement in the human rights situation.

He also maintains that Iran is among the countries that are actively implementing UPR, and that “the basic policy of the country is to support this balanced and non-selective mechanism”.

The full text of the report is uploaded here.

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