RJI Calls For Iran to Renew Commitment to Human Rights For All People (October 18, 2022)
RJI Calls for Iran to renew its commitment to human rights for all people reflecting its vote supporting the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)
October 18, 2022
Today in Iran there has been a swift increase in horrific violence against women and girls since the death of Mahsa Amini on September 16th while in custody of Iran’s “morality police.” Amini was taken into custody for a headscarf (hijab) violation: exposing hair outside the hijab. Protests and attacks on women and protesters in support of them have escalated since September totally more than 222 persons killed.
BBC identifies young people killed in Iran’s protests – BBC News
Restorative Justice International’s (RJI) Global Advisory Council condemns the violence and oppression against women and girls and stands with those in support of their freedom and their basic human rights at this hour. RJI calls for Iran to commit itself again to the basic human values of the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) which it voted for in 1948.
The United Nations issued the UDHR in 1948 which was an expansive declaration affirming the human rights of all people was supported by 48 countries, out of 58 countries, including Iran. RJI calls Iran to re-establish its commitment to the basic human rights of all people reflecting its vote in support in 1948. The UDHR is applicable directly in Iran’s treatment of women and girls as the declaration underscores the basic human rights of all including the “right to life, liberty and security of person” (article 3) and articles 1, 2, 7, 9 and 11.
The UDHR is cited with details on its use as the basis for international law and conduct.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights | United Nations
Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Wikipedia Countries in support noted.
Restorative Justice International (RJI) is an association and network of over 7000 members and affiliates in all parts of the world advocating for victims-driven restorative justice. RJI’s work is guided by a robust Global Advisory Council (GAC) with 15 representatives advocating for criminal justice reform based on restorative justice principles, and working to apply the principles to other social ills. www.restorativejusticeinternational.com