Open letters

77 UN Experts Urge Human Rights Council To Renew Mandates of Special Rapporteur on Iran and FFMI

London, 2 April 2024 – A group of 77 current and former United Nations special procedure mandate-holders and commissioners and experts of UN-mandated investigative bodies on Tuesday wrote to the President of the Human Rights Council and the Council’s Member and Observer States, supporting the renewal of the mandates of the UN Special Rapporteur on […]

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Global statement denouncing Ebrahim Raisi’s planned appearance at UN Geneva

Justice for the Victims of the 1988 Massacre in Iran (JVMI) on Tuesday sent United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi and President of the Swiss Confederation Alain Berset a statement co-signed by 450 former world leaders, judges, Nobel laureates, former UN officials, human rights and legal experts and NGOs, denouncing Iranian President Ebrahim

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Open letter to the UN by 106 experts on Iran’s chairmanship of the Social Forum

OPEN LETTER H.E. Volker TürkOffice of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)Palais des NationsCH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland URGENT – BY EMAIL Copies:Amb. Václav Bálek, President of the UN Human Rights CouncilPermanent Representatives of the Member States of the Human Rights Council 2 November 2023 Dear High Commissioner, RE: Statement to the United

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Council on Foreign Relations

180 experts urge Council on Foreign Relations to cancel Iran event with Raisi

JVMI is among 180 international human rights and legal experts and organisations, Nobel laureates and individuals of conscience that published an open letter on Monday calling on the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) to cancel its upcoming event with the President of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi, who stands accused of crimes against humanity during the 1988

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110 NGOs, human rights experts write to Volker Türk to help prevent imminent execution in Iran

LONDON, 28 July 2023 – JVMI is among 110 international NGOs, current and former United Nations officials, human rights and legal experts, and Nobel laureates that have sent an urgent letter to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk, requesting his urgent intervention to prevent the imminent execution of Mohammad Javad Vafa’i Thani,

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242 human rights experts call for firm position on Iran, including sanctions, to stop execution of protesters

More than 240 current and former United Nations officials, judges, human rights experts, Nobel laureates, and NGOs in an open letter on Wednesday called on world leaders to step up pressure on Iran to halt the execution of anti-government protesters, including by imposing sanctions on its officials for human rights abuses, expelling Iranian ambassadors and

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68 Belgian and international human rights and legal experts urge Belgium not to free Iran’s convicted diplomat Assadollah Assadi

Press Release Dozens of Belgian and international human rights and legal experts sent an open letter to Prime Minister Alexander De Croo today urging the government of Belgium not to free convicted Iranian diplomat Assadollah Assadi who is serving a 20-year prison sentence for attempting to bomb an international summit. The open letter has been

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470 current and former UN officials and globally acclaimed jurists urge UN to immediately establish an investigation into Iran’s 1988 massacre which is believed to amount to ‘crimes against humanity’ and ‘genocide’

Iran’s current President Ebrahim Raisi and Judiciary Chief Gholam-Hossein Mohseni Ejei singled out as key perpetrators of the 1988 massacre LINK to text of open letter LINK to profiles of signatories of the open letter Hundreds of international human rights and legal experts, including the former head of the International Criminal Court and more than

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150 ex-UN officials, experts urge OHCHR to launch Commission of Inquiry into Iran’s 1988 massacre

Click here to read the full text of the letter Click here to see the profiles of the open letter’s 152 signatories Press Release – 5 May 2021 More than 150 former United Nations officials and renowned international human rights and legal experts wrote to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday,

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