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UN Human Rights Council holds special session on Iran: 2nd Meetinglive

UN Human Rights Council holds special session on Iran: 2nd Meeting

Switzerland, Geneva

The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) holds a special session on Iran in Geneva on Thursday, November 24. The 35th HRC special session is set to debate and potentially adopt a resolution on the "deteriorating human rights situation, especially with respect to women and children". It follows a request, submitted by Germany and Iceland, to discuss "the reported deaths of at least 304 people, including 41 children" following protests after the death of Mahsa Amini in September. Media outlets reported that Iran’s mission in Geneva had not commented on the planned debate. Tehran has accused Western nations, particularly the US, of 'hypocrisy’ over human rights, as well as fuelling and supporting unrest in the country.

Date of startNovember 24, 2022
Time of start13:50
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The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) holds a special session on Iran in Geneva on Thursday, November 24. The 35th HRC special session is set to debate and potentially adopt a resolution on the "deteriorating human rights situation, especially with respect to women and children". It follows a request, submitted by Germany and Iceland, to discuss "the reported deaths of at least 304 people, including 41 children" following protests after the death of Mahsa Amini in September. Media outlets reported that Iran’s mission in Geneva had not commented on the planned debate. Tehran has accused Western nations, particularly the US, of 'hypocrisy’ over human rights, as well as fuelling and supporting unrest in the country.