Iran: Demonstrations

(asked on 9th November 2022) - View Source

Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans he has to seek an UN investigation into the killing of protesters in Iran following the UN Special Rapporteur on Iran's public call to member states to increase international efforts to end impunity in Iran.

Answered by
David Rutley Portrait
David Rutley
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
This question was answered on 16th November 2022

The UK is committed to working with international partners to hold Iran to account for its persistent violations of human rights and violent repression of legitimate protests. This includes through the full range of multilateral fora, including the UN Human Rights Council, UN Security Council, G7 and the UN General Assembly Third Committee. We continue to support the work of the UN Special Rapporteur on Iran Human Rights and have co-sponsored his mandate each year.

We support the call for a Special Session of the Human Rights Council. The UK will respond to human rights violations taking place in Iran, and work to defend the rights of women, girls and all people of Iran. We support a strong UN mandate to help achieve that.

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