High Council for Human Rights

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High Council for Human Rights of the
Islamic Republic of Iran
High Council for Human Rights (logo).jpg
Logo of the Council featuring Qur'an verse and cuneiform script from Cyrus Cylinder
Agency overview
Formed 2005
Headquarters Tehran
Motto Arabic: وَلَقَدْ کَرَّمْنَا بَنِی آدَمَ‎ "And indeed We have honoured the Children of Adam" [Quran 17:70]
Agency executives
Parent agency Judicial Power of Iran
Website en.humanrights-iran.ir

High Council for Human rights (Persian: ستاد حقوق بشر‎) is the governmental national human rights institution of Iran, subdivision to the Judiciary of Iran.[1]


The council rejects and condemns appointment of Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran by United Nations[2] and strongly opposes the western countries' positions about current human rights situation in Iran. It also assumes the “true face” of human rights should be sought through Islam.[3]

The council has challenged laws against Holocaust denial, spread of Islamophobia, forced unveiling in schools, specifically in France as being against human rights.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Is Iran judiciary open to negotiating on human rights?". Al-Monitor. 4 August 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Official Calls Appointment of UN Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran "Unjustified"". Tasnim News Agency. 4 September 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Islam can present 'true face' of human rights: Iran". Tehran Times. 31 July 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016.