Sunday, July 26, 2015

Iran: 20 years of unfulfilled promises: It is time to put children first - JOINT PUBLIC STATEMENT

July 20, 2015

 "Two decades on from Iran’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the Iranian authorities continue to show a shocking lack of respect for the basic human rights of children, 10 human rights groups said today on the 21st anniversary of the ratification of the treaty. The joint statement follows the publication of a formal request by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (Committee) for Iran to respond to over 30 concerns ahead of a meeting in Geneva in January 2016 that will scrutinize Iran’s children’s rights record."

Key Concerns include:
  •  Age of majority and adult criminal responsibility
  •  Juvenile executions
  •  Minimum age of marriage 
  •  Children belonging to religious minorities
  •  Children belonging to ethnic minorities
  •  Torture and other ill-treatment 
  •  Abuse and violence
Click here for entire JOINT PUBLIC STATEMENT.

For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact:
  • Amnesty International, Raha Bahreini,
  • AHRAZ (Association for the Human Rights of the Azerbaijani People in Iran), Duman Radmehr,
  •  Baha’i International Community, Diane Ala’
  • Insight Iran, Mohammad Nayyeri,
  • Iran Human Rights, Mahmood Amiry Moghaddam,
  • Iranian Lesbian & Transgender Network (6Rang), Shadi Amin,
  • Justice for Iran, Shadi Sadr,
  • Kashaneh Society,
  • The Advocates for Human Rights, Amy Bergquist,
  • Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, Johanna Green,