Javaid Rehman

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Javaid Rehman
United Nations Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Iran
Assumed office
7 July 2018
Preceded byAsma Jahangir[1]
Personal details

Javaid Rehman (born in Faisalabad, Pakistan) is a British-Pakistani legal scholar and Professor of Islamic Law and International Law at Brunel University London.

Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran[edit]

On 7 July 2018, he was appointed as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran.[2] On 6 August 2018, Javaid Rehman, wrote to the Iranian Government expressing his interest in visiting Iran. He said he had already received a number of reports raising concerns about alleged violations of human rights in the country. He commenced his duties officially on 13 July 2018.[3]


  1. ^ "Appointment of UN special rapporteur unacceptable: Larijani". 4 September 2016.
  2. ^ "British-Pakistani Appointed UN Special Rapporteur On Human Rights In Iran". Radio Farda. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  3. ^ "OHCHR | New UN human rights expert on Iran seeks cooperation and dialogue with Government". Retrieved 2019-06-28.

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