UN General Assembly adopts resolution against human rights abuses in IranPublished by International Liberty Association on December 20, 2017
The United Nations adopted its 64th resolution against human rights violations in Iran on 19 December 2017. The resolution sponsored by Canada, was adopted with 81 votes for, 30 against, and 70 abstentions at the UN General Assembly.
This resolution specifically expresses concern about the extent that the death penalty is used- particularly for juveniles, the rate of forced confessions, and the number of falsely imprisoned dual nationals and foreigners.
The resolution urges Iran “to uphold, in law and in practice procedural guarantees to ensure fair trial standards, including timely access to legal representation of one’s choice from the time of arrest through all stages of trial and all appeals, the right not to be subjected to torture, cruel and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and consideration of bail and other reasonable terms for release from custody pending trial.”