0546 GMT May 26, 2022
The mission of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights on her visit to Iran will be solely to assess the sanctions’ adverse effects, said a senior rights official.
Kazem Gharibabadi, the Iranian Judiciary chief’s deputy for international affairs and secretary of the country’s High Council for Human Rights (HCHR), made the remarks in an address to a Monday meeting of the Judiciary’s High Council, according to humanrights.eadl.ir.
He added that according to an approved resolution of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Alena Douhan is not tasked with any other mission for examining issues in Iran.
Gharibabadi noted that the special rapporteur’s mission was approved by the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) eight years ago in the UNHRC, saying that every year, Western countries, including the United States, vote against the extension of the mission as they do not deem themselves accountable to the international community and the sanctioned states for their coercive measures.
He added that the issue of inviting the special rapporteur to visit Iran has been approved by the country’s high-ranking institutions and not the Judiciary.
He called on the sanctioned countries to use all their available capacities to hold the imposers of unilateral coercive measures accountable and responsible for their actions.