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Iran: Demonstrations

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL3294, tabled on 8 November 2022

To ask His Majesty's Government whether they will seek a UN investigation into the recent killing of protestors in Iran.

Answered on

22 November 2022

The UK is committed to working with international partners to hold Iran to account for its persistent violations of human rights and violent repression of legitimate protests. This includes through the full range of multilateral fora, including the UN Human Rights Council, UN Security Council, G7 and the UN General Assembly Third Committee. We continue to support the work of the UN Special Rapporteur on Iran Human Rights and have co-sponsored his mandate each year.

The UK supports holding a Special Session of the Human Rights Council on 24 November, and will be seeking a strong UN mandate to establish an investigative mechanism into the human rights violations currently taking place in Iran.