At its meeting on Monday 22 June, the UN Human Rights Council extended the mandate of Javed Rahman, the UN Special Representative for Human Rights in Iran, by a vote of 22 countries, for another year. Recalling the resolutions of the Human Rights Council since 2011, and Iran’s non-cooperation with the Human Rights Council and the General Assembly, while welcoming the Special Rapporteur’s report and recommendations on the human rights situation in Iran, the UN decided to extend the Special Rapporteur’s mission in Iran for another year.
The resolution calls on the Iranian government to cooperate fully with the Special Rapporteur and to allow him to visit the country and provide him with all the necessary information to carry out his full mission.
“We are still concerned about the human rights situation in Iran”, the Danish envoy said before the vote. "We are concerned about the continued use of the death penalty. The Special Representative of the United Nations should monitor the human rights situation in Iran."
Countries that have supported the resolution extending the Special Rapporteur's mandate on Iran’s human rights record include: Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania and Luxembourg. Malta, Marshall Islands, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Northern Macedonia, Poland, the Republic of Moldova, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine.