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HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL HOLDS GENERAL DEBATE ON UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW

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Discrimination against women in Iran
Discrimination against women in Iran

The Human Rights Council on Monday held a general debate on the Universal Periodic Review. 
In the general debate, speakers underlined that the Universal Periodic Review should be conducted in an objective, non-biased, constructive, non-confrontational and non-politicized manner.  They all stressed that the implementation of recommendations was the key challenge of the Universal Periodic Review process, noting that some sort of monitoring for the implementation should be set up at the national level. 
In a speech on the abuse of women’s rights in Iran, Non-governmental Organization Sudwind Entwicklungspolitik drew attention to the problem of torture and abuse and harassment of women by the regime in Iran and its failure to ratify the Convention against Torture. 
It said around 1.77 per cent of women worldwide live in countries that had not signed or ratified the Covenant on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, whereas more than 61 per cent of that population live just in Iran. 

 

Source: UN News Center, June 27, 2016

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