UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures concludes visit to Iran
22 May 2022
Independent UN rights expert analyses the impact of unilateral coercive measures on human rights in Iran.
On May 18, Alena Douhan, UN Special Rapporteur on the Negative Impact of Coercive Measures on the Enjoyment of Human Rights, concluded a 12-day trip to Iran to examine the impact of UCMs on the country.
At a press conference held at Iran’s National Library on May 18, 2022, the independent expert underlined that the complex set of unilateral sanctions against Iran, coupled with secondary sanctions against third-parties, overcompliance and zero-risking policies by businesses and financial institutions, exacerbate existing humanitarian and economic challenges and negatively affect the lives of the people, in particular the most vulnerable.
The Special Rapporteur will present a final report to the Human Rights Council in September 2022.