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JVMI Library

The JVMI Library includes the texts of key international human rights conventions, Iran’s constitution and penal code and other relevant documents and reports related to the human rights situation in Iran, with special focus on the 1988 Massacre.

NEW REPORT PUBLISHED – 1988 Massacre in Iran: Evidence of a Crime Against Humanity

NEW REPORT PUBLISHED – 1988 Massacre in Iran: Evidence of a Crime Against Humanity

The JVMI is today publishing a new report about Iran’s 1988 massacre of political prisoners, exposing the identities of dozens of members of the “Death Commissions”, some of who are current senior members of the Iranian administration including the government […]
Text of report: Inquiry into the 1988 mass executions in Iran

Text of report: Inquiry into the 1988 mass executions in Iran

  Justice for the Victims of the 1988 Massacre in Iran (JVMI) unveiled its report on Iran’s 1988 massacre at the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on 15 March 2017. The 366-page report evidences […]
UN chief warns of crackdown against dissidents seeking justice over Iran’s 1988 massacre

UN chief warns of crackdown against dissidents seeking justice over Iran’s 1988 massacre

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has in a new report to the Human Rights Council included references to Iran’s 1988 massacre of political prisoners and human rights abuses towards campaigners demanding justice over the massacre.
Asma Jahangir highlights clampdown on dissidents calling for justice over Iran’s 1988 massacre

Asma Jahangir highlights clampdown on dissidents calling for justice over Iran’s 1988 massacre

Asma Jahangir, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, has in her latest report to the Human Rights Council included references to Iran’s 1988 massacre of political prisoners and human rights abuses towards campaigners demanding justice […]
UN Third Committee approves draft resolution on rights abuses in Iran

UN Third Committee approves draft resolution on rights abuses in Iran

The United Nations General Assembly’s Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) approved a draft resolution on 15 November 2016, which pertained to the human rights situation in Iran.
Secret letter by Khomeini’s deputy acknowledges execution of 13-year-old girls in Iran

Secret letter by Khomeini’s deputy acknowledges execution of 13-year-old girls in Iran

On 27 September 2016, a state-run website published the text and scan of a letter written exactly 35 years to the day by Iran’s former deputy supreme leader to the Ayatollah Khomeini, pointing out the Iranian judiciary was executing girls […]
The Sunday Telegraph: Khomeini fatwa ‘led to killing of 30,000 in Iran’

The Sunday Telegraph: Khomeini fatwa ‘led to killing of 30,000 in Iran’

The Sunday Telegraph By Christina Lamb, Diplomatic Correspondent 4 February 2001 CHILDREN as young as 13 were hanged from cranes, six at a time, in a barbaric two-month purge of Iran’s prisons on the direct orders of Ayatollah Khomeini, according […]
Audio transcript of Iran officials’ remarks about 1988 massacre

Audio transcript of Iran officials’ remarks about 1988 massacre

Partial Translation of the remarks by Grand Ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri in a meeting with the members of the “death commission” in Tehran regarding the massacre of political prisoners in Iran August 15, 1988 Introduction:
Khomeini’s fatwa ordering the 1988 massacre in Iran’s prisons

Khomeini’s fatwa ordering the 1988 massacre in Iran’s prisons

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa (or religious decree) in July 1988 ordering the execution of members and supporters of the main opposition group PMOI (MEK) who remained loyal to the organization, including those who had already […]
Rafsanjani: Cut off their arms and legs

Rafsanjani: Cut off their arms and legs

Ettela’at, October 3, 1981 Referring to the grouplets’ operations, Hashemi Rafsanjani, speaker of the Islamic parliament and Tehran’s acting Friday prayer leader, said in his first sermon:
Montazeri’s first letter to Khomeini in protest to mass executions

Montazeri’s first letter to Khomeini in protest to mass executions

On July 31, 1988, Iran’s former Deputy Supreme Leader Ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri wrote to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to express his grave concern over the mass executions of political prisoners in Iran, namely members of the PMOI, which he […]
Montazeri’s second letter to Khomeini in protest to mass executions

Montazeri’s second letter to Khomeini in protest to mass executions

In his second letter to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini on August 2, 1988, after failing to receive a response to his earlier appeal, Iran’s former Deputy Supreme Leader Ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri once again notified him of the way […]
Official Decree Sanctions Draining of Prisoners’ Blood Before Execution

Official Decree Sanctions Draining of Prisoners’ Blood Before Execution

In the Name of God Date: 10/7/1360 (2/10/1982) No. 3250 From: Prosecutor General’s Office of the Islamic Republic of Iran To: All Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Offices in Cities and Provinces
International Standards guiding the UN Special Rapporteur on summary or arbitrary executions

International Standards guiding the UN Special Rapporteur on summary or arbitrary executions

From the United Nations’ Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), this text outlines the international standards that guide the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions: International Standards The Special Rapporteur is guided primarily by international legal […]
The Death Penalty under International Law

The Death Penalty under International Law

The Death Penalty under International Law: A Background Paper to the IBAHRI Resolution on the Abolition of the Death Penalty Material contained in this report may be freely  quoted or reprinted, provided credit is given  to the International Bar Association. International Bar Association […]
Overview of the mandate Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

Overview of the mandate Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

From the United Nations’ Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), this text outlines the overview of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions: Overview of the mandate The subject of summary or arbitrary […]
Mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

Mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

United Nations A/HRC/RES/26/12 General Assembly    Distr.: General 11 July 2014 Original: English Human Rights Council Twenty-sixth session Agenda item 3 Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development […]
Moratorium on the use of the death penalty – UNGA Resolution adopted on 18 December 2014

Moratorium on the use of the death penalty – UNGA Resolution adopted on 18 December 2014

Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 18 December 2014 [on the report of the Third Committee (A/69/488/Add.2 and Corr.1)] 69/186. Moratorium on the use of the death penalty The General Assembly, Guided by the purposes and principles contained in […]
Moratorium on the use of the death penalty – UNGA Resolution adopted on 20 December 2012

Moratorium on the use of the death penalty – UNGA Resolution adopted on 20 December 2012

Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 20 December 2012 [on the report of the Third Committee (A/67/457/Add.2 and Corr.1)] 67/176. Moratorium on the use of the death penalty The General Assembly, Guided by the purposes and principles contained in […]
Moratorium on the use of the death penalty – UNGA Resolution adopted on 21 December 2010

Moratorium on the use of the death penalty – UNGA Resolution adopted on 21 December 2010

United Nations A/RES/65/206 General Assembly Distr.: General 28 March 2011 Sixty-fifth session Agenda item 68 (b) Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 21 December 2010 [on the report of the Third Committee (A/65/456/Add.2 (Part II))] 65/206. Moratorium on the […]
Moratorium on the use of the death penalty – UNGA Resolution adopted on 18 December 2008

Moratorium on the use of the death penalty – UNGA Resolution adopted on 18 December 2008

Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 18 December 2008 [on the report of the Third Committee (A/63/430/Add.2)] 63/168.    Moratorium on the use of the death penalty          The General Assembly, Reaffirming its resolution 62/149 of 18 December 2007 on a moratorium […]
Moratorium on the use of the death penalty – UNGA Resolution adopted on 18 December 2007

Moratorium on the use of the death penalty – UNGA Resolution adopted on 18 December 2007

Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 18 December 2007 [on the report of the Third Committee (A/62/439/Add.2)] 62/149.    Moratorium on the use of the death penalty The General Assembly, Guided by the purposes and principles contained in the Charter of […]
European Convention on Human Rights

European Convention on Human Rights

European Convention on Human Rights Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms Rome, 4.XI.1950 The Governments signatory hereto, being members of the Council of Europe,
Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty Adopted and proclaimed by General Assembly resolution 44/128 of 15 December 1989 The States Parties to the present Protocol, Believing […]
Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 2200A (XXI) of 16 December 1966 entry into force 23 March 1976, in accordance with Article 9 The States Parties to the present Protocol, Considering that in order […]
UN Convention against Torture

UN Convention against Torture

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 39/46 of 10 December 1984 entry into force 26 June 1987, in accordance with article 27 […]
The International Bill of Human Rights

The International Bill of Human Rights

Fact Sheet No.2 (Rev.1), The International Bill of Human Rights All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. […]
Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Preamble Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have […]
Convention and protocol relating to the status of refugees (UNHCR)

Convention and protocol relating to the status of refugees (UNHCR)

Convention and Protocol Relating To The Status of Refugees Text of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees Text of the 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees Resolution 2198 (XXI) adopted by the United Nations General Assembly with […]
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 2200A (XXI) of 16 December 1966 entry into force 23 March 1976, in accordance with Article 49 Preamble The States Parties to the present Covenant,