UN appoints special rapporteur on Iran’s human rights

July 7, 2018 - 20:47

TEHRAN - Javid Rehman, a British-Pakistani legal scholar, has been appointed as UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran.

Rehman was selected as successor for Asma Jahangir, a Pakistani human rights activist who died at the age of 66 in February during the 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council.

He is a professor of law and led the Brunel Law School. He first studied in Pakistan and then continued his law studies in the UK.

According to BBC, the UN special rapporteur can hold office for six years at most.

Iran has always rejected reports of the rapporteurs on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran as biased, politically motivated and invalid.

Rapporteurs mostly use sources opposed to the Islamic republic system as the sources of their reports about the human rights situation in Iran. For example, they claim that religious minorities in Iran face discrimination. However, Iran is the best place for minorities in West Asia. Minorities are represented in the parliament.

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