GE.A/HRC/19/66. 2-12748

Human Rights Council Nineteenth session

Agenda item 4

Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention

Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council*


Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

The Human Rights Council,

Guided by the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human

Rights, the International Covenants on Human Rights and other relevant international

human rights instruments,

Recalling Human Rights Council resolution 16/9 of 24 March 2011, General

Assembly resolution 66/175 of 19 December 2011, and all previous resolutions of the

Assembly on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, and regretting

the lack of cooperation of the Islamic Republic of Iran with the requests of the Council and

the Assembly made in those resolutions,

Welcoming the report and recommendations of the Special Rapporteur on the

situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran submitted to the Human Rights

Council,1 and expressing serious concern at the developments noted in that report as well as

the lack of access permitted to the Special Rapporteur to travel to the Islamic Republic of


Recalling Human Rights Council resolutions 5/1, on the institution-building of the

Council, and 5/2, on the code of conduct for special procedures mandate holders of the

Council, of 18 June 2007, and stressing that mandate holders are to discharge their duties in

accordance with those resolutions and the annexes thereto,

1. Decides to extend the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of

human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran for a further period of one year, and requests

the Special Rapporteur to submit a report on the implementation of his mandate to the

Human Rights Council at its twenty-second session and to the General Assembly at its

sixty-seventh session;

* The resolutions and decisions adopted by the Human Rights Council will be contained in the report of the Council on its nineteenth session (A/HRC/19/2), chap. I.

2. Calls upon the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to cooperate fully

with the Special Rapporteur and to permit him access to visit the country as well as to

provide all information necessary to allow the fulfilment of the mandate;

3. Requests the Secretary-General to provide the Special Rapporteur with the resources necessary to fulfil the mandate.

53rd meeting

22 March 2012

[Adopted by a recorded vote of 22 to 5, with 20 abstentions. The voting was as follows:

In favour:

Austria, Belgium, Benin, Botswana, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic,

Guatemala, Hungary, Italy, Maldives, Mauritania, Mexico, Norway, Peru,

Poland, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Senegal, Spain, Switzerland, United

States of America


Bangladesh, China, Cuba, Qatar, Russian Federation


Angola, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Djibouti, Ecuador, India,

Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nigeria,

Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Uganda, Uruguay]