Opinion: Shaheed’s #UN fact-finding mission versus repeating bygone flaws


By Jamal Ekhtiar:

Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur

The human rights situation in Iran will be considered by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly and UN Human Rights Council during a series of meetings in September, but the UN’s old fashioned human rights rhetoric on Iran has not been fruitful so far. The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, Mr. Ahmed Shaheed, is expected to present a report to the General Assembly during its 69th meeting. In late May 2014, Shaheed was assigned a new fact-finding mission by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, to probe human rights in Iran.

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