1988 Massacre

Ebrahim Raisi, perpetrator of Iran’s 1988 massacre, dies in helicopter crash

London, 20 May 2024 – Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, a key perpetrator of the 1988 massacre of political prisoners, died in a helicopter crash on 19 May 2024. His death deprives the families of as many as 30,000 victims of the 1988 mass extra-legal executions and enforced disappearances, of seeing justice served against him. In […]

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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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Transcript: Remarks by IBAHRI Director Baroness Helena Kennedy at JVMI Civil Society Hearing Into Iran’s 1988 Massacre

Verbatim transcript of remarks by Baroness Helena Kennedy KC, Director of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), at a Civil Society Hearing on the 1988 Massacre in Iran – 15 February 2024, Geneva: Hello! Good morning. I really want to apologize to you for not joining you in person. I am Baroness Helena

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Transcript: Remarks by Prof. Kevin Jon Heller at JVMI Civil Society Hearing Into Iran’s 1988 Massacre

Verbatim transcript of remarks by Prof. Kevin Jon Heller, Special Adviser on War Crimes to the Prosecutor of the international Criminal Court (ICC) at a Civil Society Hearing on the 1988 Massacre in Iran – 15 February 2024, Geneva: In the brief time I have today, I want to touch on two issues: (1) what

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Transcript: Remarks by WGEID Chair Aua Baldé at JVMI Civil Society Hearing Into Iran’s 1988 Massacre

Verbatim transcript of remarks by Aua Baldé at a Civil Society Hearing on the 1988 Massacre in Iran – 15 February 2024, Geneva: Thank you very much. Good morning, everyone. I’m very mindful of the time, but I would like to thank you for the kind invitation to join you here today. It’s an honour

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Transcript: UN Special Rapporteur on Iran at JVMI Civil Society Hearing Into the 1988 Massacre

Verbatim transcript of remarks by Prof. Javaid Rehman at a Civil Society Hearing on the 1988 Massacre in Iran – 15 February 2024, Geneva: Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen I would like to thank Justice for the Victims of the 1988 Massacres in Iran (JVMI), Mr Tahar Boumedra, Mr Mohammad Hanif Jazayeri and other

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Transcript: Remarks by Karen Smith, former Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect to the UN Secretary-General

Verbatim transcript of remarks by Prof. Karen Smith at a Civil Society Hearing on the 1988 Massacre in Iran – 15 February 2024, Geneva: Thank you to the organisers for inviting me to speak at this important event. It has been sobering to listen to the testimonies of survivors and family members of victims today,

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UN experts join survivors of the 1988 massacre in urging accountability for ongoing crimes against humanity in Iran

15 February 2024 – The UN Special Rapporteur on Iran and the Chair-Rapporteur of the UN Working Group on Enforced Disappearances joined survivors of the 1988 massacre and victims’ families in calling for an independent international inquiry into the mass extra-judicial executions and enforced disappearances of thousands of political prisoners in Iran.

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Hamid Noury

JVMI STATEMENT ON SWEDISH APPEALS COURT RULING IN HAMID NOURY’S CASE AND CALL FOR ACCOUNTABILITY IN IRAN

London, 19 December — Justice for the Victims of the 1988 Massacre in Iran (JVMI) welcomes the decision today by Sweden’s Court of Appeals to uphold a guilty verdict and life sentence for Hamid Noury over his role in the 1988 massacre. In 2022, the Stockholm District Court found former Iranian prison official Hamid Noury

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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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UN experts join JVMI in seeking accountability for the 1988 massacre in Iran

Underscore need to end culture of impunity NEW YORK, 29 October 2023: Human rights experts, including the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Iran and a member of the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID), joined Justice for the Victims of the 1988 Massacre in Iran (JVMI) at a side event on the

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Sonja Biserko

Remarks by former UN investigator Sonja Biserko at Iran side event in UN Geneva

Sonja Biserko, former Member of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights Violations in North Korea (DPRK) and President of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia, addressed a Side Event on Iran attended by numerous Permanent Missions during the 54th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 3

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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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Maryam Akbari-Monfared sentenced to another 2 years in prison in Iran

Iranian political prisoner Maryam Akbari-Monfared, who has already served nearly 14 years of her 15-year prison sentence, has received an additional two-year sentence, while prison guards have privately told her that she will “never be released” unless she retracts her call for accountability over the state murder of her brother and sister during the 1988

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Legal experts seek accountability for Iran’s 1988 massacre

At an international conference on 21 August 2023, several former international judges and pre-eminent jurists joined distinguished politicians from around the world to call for justice and accountability concerning one of the most horrifying atrocities post World War II: the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran. The event, titled “1988 Massacre, Imperative for

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Javaid Rehman, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

UN Special Rapporteur on Iran calls for international investigation into 1988 massacre

LONDON – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Iran on Tuesday decried the prevailing culture of impunity in Iran and appealed for an international inquiry into the 1988 massacre of thousands of political prisoners. Prof. Javaid Rehman, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, made the

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Dr. Melanie O’Brien, President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS)

Melanie O’Brien: There must be Accountability for Crimes by the Iranian Government – from the 1980s and Now

Remarks by Melanie O’Brien, Associate Professor at the University of Western Australia and President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS), at the international conference in Paris on 3 July 2023 marking the 35th anniversary of the 1988 massacre in Iran and seeking accountability for this ongoing crime against humanity: The UN Special Advisor on Genocide Prevention,

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Irene Victoria Massimino, Co-President of the Lemkin Institute for Genocide Prevention, at an international conference in Paris on 3 July 2023 marking the 35th anniversary of the 1988 massacre in Iran and seeking accountability for this ongoing crime against humanity

Irene Massimino: The Enforced Disappearances of 1988 in Iran are an ongoing crime

International Conference on Accountability in Iran 2023 Remarks by Irene Victoria Massimino Kjarsgaard, Co-President of the Lemkin Institute for Genocide Prevention and former Rapporteur of the High Criminal Court of Buenos Aires, at the international conference in Paris on 3 July 2023 marking the 35th anniversary of the 1988 massacre in Iran and seeking accountability for this ongoing

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Prof. Anand Grover, former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, at an international conference in Paris on 3 July 2023 marking the 35th anniversary of the 1988 massacre in Iran

Anand Grover: Iran’s 1988 massacre is a crime against humanity

Remarks by Prof. Anand Grover, former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, at the international conference in Paris on 3 July 2023 marking the 35th anniversary of the 1988 massacre in Iran and seeking accountability for this ongoing crime against humanity: Friends and comrades. Today we are meeting here to remember those

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Tahar Boumedra speaking on day 3 of the Free Iran World Summit in Paris - 3 July 2023

Experts decry impunity in Iran in conference marking 35th anniversary of 1988 massacre

Justice for the Victims of the 1988 Massacre in Iran (JVMI) took part in an international conference in Paris on 3 July 2023 marking the 35th anniversary of the 1988 massacre and seeking accountability for this ongoing crime against humanity. The conference was held at the office of the opposition National Council of Resistance of

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Open letter by former world leaders to the leaders of Canada, the EU, UK, and US

To:Joe Biden, President of the United StatesCharles Michel, President of the European CouncilRishi Sunak, Prime Minister of the United KingdomJustin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada Copy:Leaders of the 27 Member States of the European Union 10 July 2023 Excellencies, Since September 2022, the world has witnessed a sweeping popular uprising in Iran, demanding freedom and

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Iranian political prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared

Iranian Political Prisoner Maryam Akbari-Monfared Faces New False Charges

Authorities in Iran are preparing new trumped-up charges against political prisoner Maryam Akbari-Monfared who had sought accountability for the state murder of her siblings during the 1988 massacre of political prisoners. The new charges could lead to an extension of the duration of her unlawful imprisonment. Ms. Akbari-Monfared is currently serving the final 18 months

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Javaid Rehman, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on Iran to the 52nd session of the Human Rights Council

A report by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran to the 52nd session of the UN Human Rights Council highlights the ongoing deadly crackdown on peaceful protesters since anti-government demonstrations began in Iran in September 2022. The report (A/HRC/52/67), dated 7 February 2023, examines

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WGEID supports international investigation into Iran’s 1988 massacre

The United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) has repeated its support for an international inquiry into the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran in its latest report to the UN Human Rights Council. WGEID’s report to the 51st session of the Human Rights Council, A/HRC/51/31, dated 12 August 2022, states:

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UN Special Rapporteur’s report to UNGA 77 seeks accountability for Iran’s 1988 massacre

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Javaid Rehman, has released his report to the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, in which he once again calls for international accountability regarding the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. The report, A/77/181, dated 18

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