Human Rights

02Apr 2015

Iranian Queer Organization (IRQO), an organization supporting the Iranian LGBTI community, requested we share with our readers their summary review of Iran’s response to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) by the United Nations’s  Human Rights Council (UNHRC). We provide IRQO’s statement here, very slightly edited. by Denis LeBlanc Resource:                 […]

12Mar 2015

Insight Iran joined a group of 36 NGOs calling on the member states of the UN Human Rights Council to support the resolution to renew the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran. Resource: March 12, 2015 To: Member States of the UN Human Rights Council   Your Excellency, […]

07Nov 2014

Submitted By: The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) Iranian Queer Organization (IRQO) Endorsed By: Arseh Sevom Iran Human Rights Santa Clara Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic Tonga Leitis’ Association (TLA) – Tonga Pacific Sexual Diversity Network (PSDN) – Tonga Download the report here: UPRSubmission

27Oct 2014

Contributed by: Hossein Alizadeh, Regional Coordinator for Middle East and North Africa, OutRight Action International On Friday, Oct. 31 the United Nations Hum Resource: OutRight an Rights Council will examine Iran’s human rights record in a process known as the Universal Periodic Review. Impact Iran, a coalition of human rights organizations, including OutRight Action International, […]

21Jul 2010

Kenney asks community to step up, but it’s not that simple, say queer groups By Dale Smith Jul 21, 2010, 8:00 PM EDT Resource: Immigration Minister Jason Kenney Buried inside the recent bill on reforming the Canadian refugee system was a provision to increase the number of spaces in Canada for refugee resettlement by […]