Commission of Inquiry

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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Remarks by Prof. Annalisa Ciampi at online conference on Iran on sidelines of 49th Session of UN Human Rights Council – 28 February 2022

The following is the text of remarks by Prof. Annalisa Ciampi at an online conference by international human rights experts and NGOs on 28 February 2022, appealing to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to launch an inquiry into the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran: Thank you very much, …

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Remarks by Prof. Stefan Trechsel at online conference on Iran on sidelines of 49th Session of UN Human Rights Council – 28 February 2022

The following is the text of remarks by Prof. Stefan Trechsel at an online conference by international human rights experts and NGOs on 28 February 2022, appealing to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to launch an inquiry into the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran: Dear friends, I am …

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Remarks by Claude Nicati at online conference on Iran on sidelines of 49th Session of UN Human Rights Council – 28 February 2022

The following is the text of remarks by Mr. Claude Nicati at an online conference by international human rights experts and NGOs on 28 February 2022, appealing to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to launch an inquiry into the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran: Ladies and gentlemen. I …

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Remarks by Hiljmnijeta Apuk at online conference on Iran on sidelines of 49th Session of UN Human Rights Council – 28 February 2022

The following is the text of remarks by Ms. Hiljmnijeta Apuk at an online conference by international human rights experts and NGOs on 28 February 2022, appealing to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to launch an inquiry into the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran: Hello to everyone. Thank …

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Reuters: UN urged to open query into Iran’s 1988 killings and Raisi role

Reuters news agency carried a report about an open letter sent to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and the Member States of the UN Human Rights Council seeking an international inquiry into the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. The open letter, organised by JVMI, has been …

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Le Figaro : L’ONU appelée à enquêter sur un massacre en Iran en 1988

French daily Le Figaro published a report about an open letter sent to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and the Member States of the UN Human Rights Council seeking an international inquiry into the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. The open letter, organised by JVMI, has …

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The National: Former UN officials call for inquiry into 1988 massacres

More than 40 former United Nations officials including an ex-human rights chief have called for an international inquiry into the 1988 massacre of thousands of prisoners in Iranian jails, The National reported on 5 May 2021. The following is the full text of The National’s coverage of the open letter to the UN co-signed by …

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CNS News: 152 Former U.N. Officials, Experts Call for Commission to Investigate 1988 Massacre

More than 150 former United Nations officials, human rights activists, and legal experts sent an open letter to the High Commissioner for Human Rights requesting that a “Commission of Inquiry into the 1988 mass extrajudicial executions and forced disappearances” in Iran be established, CNS News reported on 5 May 2021. The following is the full …

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The Hill: Dozens of former UN officials call for inquiry into 1988 Iran massacre

The Hill: Dozens of former UN officials call for inquiry into 1988 Iran massacre

Dozens of human rights experts, including former United Nations officials, in an open letter called on the United Nations to open an inquiry into the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran, The Hill reported on 4 May 2021. The following is the full text of The Hill’s coverage of the open letter to the …

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JVMI Leads Successful Advocacy at Human Rights Council for UN Probe into Iran’s 1988 Massacre

Justice for the Victims of the 1988 Massacre in Iran (JVMI) led a successful advocacy project at the 46th regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council throughout February-March 2021. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, which has limited JVMI’s ability to conduct face-to-face meetings as in previous years, we were able to promote the call …

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U.S. Congress Resolution Seeks UN Inquiry into Iran’s 1988 Massacre

More than a third of Members of the United States House of Representatives have co-sponsored a bi-partisan resolution on Iran referencing the 1988 massacre of political prisoners and calling for the establishment of a United Nations Commission of Inquiry into the extrajudicial killings. House Resolution 118 was initially introduced on February 11, 2021 with 113 original co-sponsors. Support …

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JVMI Joins 20 NGOs at UN Human Rights Council Calling for Commission of Inquiry Into Iran’s 1988 Massacre

Today, 25 February 2021, a joint written statement by 20 NGOs, including Justice for the Victims of the 1988 Massacre in Iran (JVMI), was circulated at the Human Rights Council, calling for a United Nations Commission of Inquiry into the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Link to original source: …

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Michelle Bachelet Urged To Launch UN Commission of Inquiry Into Iran’s 1988 Massacre

Justice for the Victims of the 1988 Massacre in Iran (JVMI) called on the United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet to launch a Commission of Inquiry into the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran on the eve of the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. At a virtual press …

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Hojatoleslam Mohammad Niazi, a Supreme Court Judge in Iran

Iran Supreme Court Judge Says Opponents Can Be Hanged ‘Without a Trial’

Hojatoleslam Mohammad Niazi, a Supreme Court Judge in Iran, says government opponents may be executed without a trial, based on a fatwa handed down in 1988 by the Islamic Republic’s founder Ruhollah Khomeini. Judge Niazi made the statement in an interview with the state-run Shabestan News Agency on 29 July 2020 about the execution of political …

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Remembering the victims of Iran's 1988 massacre - Paris, France

JVMI Op-Ed Published in NEWSWEEK Calling for UN Commission of Inquiry into 1988 Massacre in Iran

Newsweek on 15 January 2021 published an op-ed by the JVMI calling on the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to launch a Commission of Inquiry into the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. The following is the full text of the article: Source: https://www.newsweek.com/iran-massacre-1988-1561985 NEWSWEEK It’s Not Too Late To Hold Iran’s Regime …

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Call for a UN Commission of Inquiry Into Iran’s 1988 Massacre

Mass murderers are currently running Iran’s government and Judiciary. Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi was previously identified by JVMI as a key member of the 1988 Death Commissions that extra-judicially sent tens of thousands of political prisoners to their death. In September 2020, seven United Nations experts sent a letter to the Iranian authorities reiterating that …

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