What is Next for Human Rights in Iran? | Freedom House

What is Next for Human Rights in Iran?

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Thursday, October 29, 2015 
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Freedom House
1850 M Street NW
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036

Hassan Rouhani’s presidency has coincided with a deterioration of human rights. At least 800 individuals have been executed in 2015 - the highest number in 25 years. Over a thousand prisoners of conscience remain in Iranian jails, including American citizens, and many after serving their terms. Iran also has blocked efforts by the UN Human Rights Council to investigate abuses inside the country.

Please join us for a discussion of the state of human rights in Iran today, and how the United States, the United Nations, and the international community should respond.

Participants:
Ahmed Shaheed
UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran

Daniel Calingaert
Executive Vice President, Freedom House

Mehrangiz Kar
Award-winning human rights lawyer and author

Moderator:
Barbara Slavin
Atlantic Council

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