Designating the IRGC as a Terrorist Organization: A Crucial Step for Human Rights and Global Peace

Re: So why is the Canadian government refusing to do as such?

ICHR has continuously been demanding the Canadian government to stand by the motion passed by the house to register IRGC as a terrorist organization, and specifically on the each anniversary of the motion created more awareness, pressure, or even sent numerous letters to the office of PM Justin Trudeau pressing for practice of the passed motion.

“The House passed the motion in June 2018, the Ontario court founded the IRGC a terrorist entity in November 2022, and the Senate passed a motion in June 2023 Proof that IRGC shot down PS752. What else does the government need to rely on to list IRGC.”

The designation of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization is crucial for human rights, as it has been instrumental in suppressing political dissent, perpetrating violence against civilians, and perpetuating Iran’s oppressive regime.

The timing of this designation is particularly significant, as it coincides with the presidential campaign in Iran and the recent passing of Raesi’death, as the criminal regime seeks to legitimize its leadership through elections, the international community must take a strong stance against the IRGC’s human rights abuses, honoring the memory of countless victims who have suffered at their hands.

As the Iranian government seeks to legitimize its leadership through elections, the international community must take a strong stance against the IRGC’s human rights abuses, honoring the memory of Reaei and countless others who have suffered at the hands of the regime.

“Designating the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization is a crucial step in promoting human rights and accountability.” Said; Daryanaz Shirinkam, Communication Director at ICHR.

“The IRGC has been implicated in numerous human rights violations, including the suppression of political dissent, restrictions on freedom of speech and assembly, and the violent crackdown on peaceful protests. Furthermore, the IRGC’s involvement in regional conflicts and support for proxy groups have contributed to human suffering and instability.” Said; Ardeshir Zarezadeh, the executive director of ICHR center.

“Listing the IRGC as a terrorist organization would send a strong message that such actions have consequences and would help to protect the human rights of individuals in Iran, the region, and the world. It would also align with the principles of justice, equality, and human dignity enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” Added; Ardeshir Zarezadeh, the executive director of ICHR center.

“By taking this step, we can promote a culture of accountability and respect for human rights, and ensure that those responsible for human rights violations are held accountable for their actions.” Added; Daryanaz Shirinkam, Communication Director at ICHR.

That been said;

The International Centre for Human Rights (ICHR) in Canada urges the Government of Canada to stand in solidarity with the principles of law, Canadian safety, human rights, and the people of Iran by:

     1. Designating the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in its entirety as a terrorist organization;

     2. Registering Iranian government officials complicit in human rights violations as terrorist entities;

     3. Applying Magnitsky sanctions to hold these individuals accountable for their actions.

This is how Canada can uphold its commitment to human rights, protect its citizens, and support the people of Iran in their quest for justice and democracy. As well as sending a clear message that human rights violations will no longer be tolerated.