The Situation of Human Rights in Iran Based on Documents of Human Rights Council by Majid Bozorgmehri
In an inclusive examination of documents and basic principles of international cooperation, one might find that the improvement of human rights in a given country takes place as a result of several underlying measures such as: ratification of basic international human rights instruments, cooperation with the UN human rights mechanisms, legislative reforms and capacity building in the country and finally structural reforms to the benefit of human rights. Since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iran has been the target of extensive criticism by international human rights NGOs and U.N. human rights. The purpose of the analysis that follows is two-fold: first, this article seeks to provide a brief overview of positions taken by Human Right Council (HRC) and Commission of Human Rights (CHR) in UN. Second it aims to elaborate the Iran`s positions towards them. Finally the article tries to analyze that how much human rights bodies of UN have been successful in progress of Human Rights Standards in the Iranian legislations and policies. The Iranian Perspective, based on HRC`s documents, is elaborated too. The contextual analysis is selected as the methodology and to be documented is one of the main priorities of the work. For presenting an undisputable analysis, the official sites and documents are consulted.