5 June 2020

Iran Review: Human Rights Committee 2020

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Submission to the United Nations Human Rights Committee ahead of the review of the Islamic Republic of Iran (adoption of List Of Issues Prior to Reporting).

Abdorrahman Boroumand Center and Harm Reduction International report to the Human Rights Committee ahead of its adoption of the List of Issues Prior to Reporting for the review of Iran, at its 129th Session.

The submission assesses Iran’s satisfaction of its obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) as it relates to drug policy, with a specific focus on:

  • the death penalty for drug offences,
  • cruel, inhuman, and degrading punishments for drug offences,
  • due process in drug-related cases, and
  • compulsory drug detention and rehabilitation centres.

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