International Human Rights Day;

ICHR joins many here in Canada and  around the globe who celebrate the International Human Rights Day in solidarity with courage, clarity, principle of speaking up peacefully, to create greater freedom, justice, and equality.

     ICHR is very alarmed by the gross systematic violation of human rights in Iran, and the Middle Eastern countries, as it could be the greatest threat to the world peace. We strongly call for united move to reduce the inequalities, discriminations, rights violations worldwide in order to to advance the quality of life and human rights. As; “All human beings are born free, equal, with dignity and rights.”

     The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the world to a major crossroads: At the heart of life lies the principles of human rights, unity, and equality. Together we have the power to help break cycles of human rights violations, it can give people including women, girls, Indigenous peoples, racialized communities, LGBTQI2S people, migrants and people with disabilities the same opportunities; it can help in advancing the right to a healthy environment; it can help tackle the root causes of conflict and crisis, and that everyone can live in dignity no matter who they are or where they were born.

Human Rights Day History
     Human Rights Day commemorates the day on which the United Nations issued the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. It was drafted by representatives from all regions of the world. Each year, this day hosts speeches and activities designed to raise awareness about the most pressing human right issues. Which empowers us all to stand up for our rights and those of others. We can take action in our own daily lives, to uphold the rights that protect us all and thereby promote the security and democracy of all human beings. Human Rights Day is observed annually on December 10th.

As we recognize on this day that everyone is entitled to equal rights as a human being – regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political opinion, national or social origin, birth or other status the quality of life is deteriorating in Iran and the middle eastern countries at an alarming rate, which is both unacceptable as very threatening to the world peace.

In which case all the middle eastern countries including Iran must;

  • The Islamic Republic of Iran must stop the practice of death penalty, especially of minor lab, or political prisoner’s, persecutions and harassment of religious minorities, violations of the rights of prisoners, especially political prisoners, obtained forced confessions, the continued systematic discrimination against minorities, and women. As well as must be accountable for murdering of the passengers of flight ps752 by deliberate shooting of 2 missiles and shouldn’t have got away with it through political games with Canada and other countries involved.

The government must end all forms of discrimination against minorities or women based on conscience, religion, economic restrictions, restrictions on access to education, in law and practice. And must release the imprisoned human rights activists, especially those detained during the peaceful protests, and to halt harsh sentences, executions, long prison terms, the death penalty, torture, imprisoning the dissidents, abduction and murdering.

Also, the Islamic Republic must rectify the poor condition of prisons, especially in the context of the corona pandemic, and end the deliberate refusal to provide medical care, safe drinking water and adequate sanitation for the prisoners.

  • All acts of violence especially any use of force in the conflict between Israeli and Palestine, against civilians, as well as journalists, medical and humanitarian personnel, must be stopped. Also, all acts of violence by militants and armed groups civilians which are resulting in loss of life and injury must be stopped.

All actions contravening international laws, as well as discriminatory legislation, policies and actions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory that violate the human rights of the Palestinian people must end, Including the killing and injury of civilians, the arbitrary detention and imprisonment of civilians, forced displacement and any obstruction of humanitarian assistance. 

  • The government of Syria must develop a framework that can help aid agencies ensure that they can operate in Syria in accordance with human rights principles.

Millions of people in Syria require humanitarian assistance and that the cross-border. Between the coronavirus pandemic and the gutting of the cross-border resolution, the need for humanitarian assistance in Syria has never been greater. By turning a blind eye to the problems humanitarian operations face, the situations get riskier making the problems worse and harder to get aid to those who need it the most.

  • the government of Iraq must address the challenges it faces as it continues its stabilization efforts, including the ongoing fight against terrorism.

Iraq must continue the task of recovery, reconstruction and reconciliation, including the requirement to meet the needs of all Iraqis, including women, youth, children, displaced persons, and persons belonging to ethnic and religious minorities.

The Government must urgently deliver meaningful reforms aimed at meeting the Iraqi people’s legitimate demands to address corruption, deliver essential and basic services, diversify its economy, create jobs, improve governance, and strengthen viable and responsive state institutions.

  • The govt of Afghanistan and Taliban must take effective measures to end threats, intimidation, and violence against Afghan civilians, journalists or media organizations. As the violence and armed crime have escalated in recent year since the peace talks between the Afghan government and Taliban that has led to the Taliban taking the country in blood and violence.

The violence against people of Afghanistan, the violations, war, and the killings in Kabul and the bloody hostile take over of the Taliban is extremely alarming and The UnitedNations must take more immediate and firm actions to end the attacks on the civilians and condemn the guilty in the international courts.

  • Government of Pakistan must be condemned for violating Freedom of Expression and Attacks on Civil Society, Freedom of Religion and Belief, Violence against women and girls; including rape, so-called honour killings, acid attacks, domestic violence, forced marriage, and Death Penalty (Pakistan has more than 10,000 prisoners on death row, one of the world’s largest populations facing execution.)

The government must end Terrorism, Counterterrorism, and Law Enforcement Abuses including Suicide bombings, armed attacks, and killings by the Taliban, Al-Qaeda, and their affiliates targeted religious minorities, security personnel, and politicians, resulting in hundreds of deaths.

  • Saudi Arabia must be condemned for violations against children in armed conflict, violation of human rights, as well as the country’s dismal treatment of Saudi dissidents and human rights activists.

The government must end Yemen Airstrikes and Blockade, violating Freedom of Expression, Association or Belief, the commonly used systematic violations, due process and unfair trials, including arbitrary arrest, and its discriminatory male guardianship system that extremely violates Women’s or Girls’ Rights.

     There are  widespread patterns of violations by security forces in the context of the criminal justice system, including torture and other ill-treatment and enforced disappearances, are most notable in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria.

     The government officials  must repeal provisions criminalizing same-sex sexual relations, scrap anal examinations and enact legislation prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

     Authorities need to accelerate the actions towards greater recognition of women’s rights in law and translate legal commitments to address violence against women into action that delivers accountability against perpetrators.

    Governments in the region must halt direct and constructive refoulement of refugees and asylum-seekers to Syria and other countries, while Western and other states must take on much greater burden-sharing responsibility, including through resettlement.

     ICHR will continue fighting for human rights, refugee rights, as well as standing with prisoners and human rights activists in the Middle East and neighbouring countries. We also strongly calls on the UN to stand in solidarity with the people of the Middle East and take the government officials to account.

     “The UN must condemn the grave violation of human rights, unfair trials, disappearances, tortures, suppressing peaceful protests, outrageous discriminatory legislation policies against all people specially women and minorities, murders, especially the killings of the minors, and use of death penalty,  in countries such as Iran, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Turkey and Saudi Arabia and bring resolution to stop the violation of human rights.”