NGO report

Iran 34th Session of the Working Group on the UPR: Death Penalty

By Ensemble contre la peine de mort (ECPM) / Iran Human Rights (IHR) / World Coalition Against the Death Penalty / Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation for the Promotion of Human Rights and Democracy in Iran / Association for Human Rights in Kurdistan of Iran-Geneva (KMMK-G) / Impact Iran , on 1 January 2019

This joint stakeholder report aims to provide up-to-date and useful information to understand the reality of the death penalty in the Islamic Republic of Iran, in view of the next review of Iran by the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in November 2019. The substantive information was gathered from news, reports and testimonies from various local sources. Iran is one of the leading death-sentencing and executing states in the world. Despite some recent steps towards limiting the scope of the death penalty for drug-related crimes, Iran’s use of capital punishment remains non-transparent, arbitrary, and worrisomely broad in scope.

  • Document type NGO report
  • Themes list International law, Country/Regional profiles,