Founded in late 2007
The mission of the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran is to gather support for Iranian human rights activists and defenders who are advocating for their civil, political, social, and economic rights within the framework of international treaties and standards that define Iran’s obligations.
The Campaign is founded on these principles: that human rights in Iran, and in every country, are a matter of legitimate international concern and essential to establishing international peace and security; that human rights in Iran can only be implemented with the assistance of civil society, whose role must be protected and sustained; that human rights compliance in Iran should be approached from a non-partisan perspective, and detached from political objectives; and that solidarity with any and all peoples prevented from enjoying their human rights is a moral imperative of our time.
In order to encourage and assist state authorities to respect and abide by international standards and law, the Campaign will document Iran’s compliance with its international human rights obligations, and publicize this and other relevant information to help provide a basis for accurate evaluations and constructive recommendations for improvements.
The Campaign will inform civil society actors and media from around the world on the situation of human rights in Iran, urging them to support their Iranian colleagues. The Campaign will advocate in international institutions, promoting recommendations put forward by human rights and social movements in Iran, and providing a platform for their views. The Campaign will reach out across the world to build a network devoted to its principles, and ready to contribute to the realization of its goals.
Documents in this collection
The Cost of Faith: Persecution of Christian Protestants and Converts in Iran (Farsi)
Stop Killing Couriers and Revise Border Closure Plan (Farsi)
Death in Prison: No One Held Accountable
Official Distortion & Disinformation: A Guide to Iran’s Human Rights Crisis
Punishing Stars: Systematic Discrimination and Exclusion in Iranian Higher Education (Farsi)