Tehran Hosts Session on Iran’s Human Rights Achievement

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 14:58

A Briefing on Human Right Achievements in the Islamic Republic of Iran has been held in the building of the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s Center for Political and International Studies in order to unveil the latest developments and progresses made in the field of human rights in Iran.

According to an ISCA report, a number of ambassadors and foreign diplomats residing in Tehran were present at the meeting.

The session was also attended by Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Gholam Hossein Dehghani, Deputy Secretary General of Iran's High Council for Human Rights for International Affairs Kazem Gharibabadi, Iranian Vice President for Women and Family Affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar as well as the Iranian President's Special Assistant for Citizenship Rights Shahindokht Molaverdi.

In the first part, Vice-President Ebtekar took the podium elaborating on the latest achievements of Iran in various fields relating to women and family affairs with a focus on empowering Iranian women.

Then, in an address to the briefing, Molaverdi discussed different aspects of Charter on Citizens’ Rights including its development and implementation. She also discussed a mechanism to exercise supervision over the implementation of the charter.

Gharibabadi was the third speaker of the first part of the meeting. During his address, he referred to the cooperation underway among the Islamic Republic of Iran and international bodies involved in human rights issues. He also criticized ‘unfair’ and ‘unbalanced’ approaches adopted by certain international bodies and states toward human rights conditions in Iran.

In the second part of the briefing, Justice Minister Avaei highlighted Iran’s achievements in children’s rights. He noted that Islam and the Iranian society attach huge importance to the children.

The Iranian official also offered some explanations on the latest developments in judiciary and legislative fields to promote children’s rights including development of a national charter for children’s rights.

At the end of the meeting, the chairman of the briefing, Gholam-Hossein Dehqani, wrapped up the discussions made during the first and second part of the meeting.

“All the existing evidence indicates that the move by certain states to draft human right resolutions against Iran, and the appointment of special rapporteurs on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic are politically motivated and would not promote human rights situation in the country.”

He went on to say that such resolutions would only fuel the distrust of international human rights bodies and cast doubt on the legitimacy of the UN in this field,” he concluded.

During both two parts of the meeting, a number of Tehran-based foreign ambassadors and delegates expressed their views on the topic and the views expressed by the speakers.

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