UN Incapable of Ascertaining Level of Iranian Human Rights Abuses

UN Incapable of Ascertaining Level of Iranian Human Rights Abuses

The United Nations (UN) has admitted that Iran’s refusal to comply withefforts to inspect human rights abuses has seriously restricted the UN’sability to know what is actually occurring in the Islamic nation. Thisrevelation comes at a time when the UN’s ability to monitor andaccurately assess what is occurring inside of Iran has been a hot mediatopic, especially regarding Iran’s nuclear plans.

The UN’s dependence on Iranian cooperation to accurately determine whatis occurring there was highlighted in a recent official report titled: “Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in theIslamic Republic of Iran.”

The report states that no improvement has been seen in regards tohuman rights issues that include, but are not limited to: “genderdiscrimination and systemic and systematic violations of civil,political, economic, social and cultural rights.”

“Perfunctory cooperation with the United Nations human rights mechanismsengenders further concern about the compliance of the Islamic Republicof Iran with its human rights obligations, and insufficient transparencycontinues to impede attempts to further ascertain the extent and natureof the country’s human rights situation,” says the introduction to thereport. Iran had previously agreed to cooperate with the UN on mattersof human rights but has not acted in the manner they agreed to by treaty.

The UN goes on to report that they are hoping for more communicationin the future with the Islamic Republic, stating thatthey “hope there will be more opportunities for dialogue.”

UN Report on Iranian Human Rights Abuses by Brandon Darby