Rouhani: Delivering Human Rights After the Election

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by the Center for Human Rights in Iran The re-election of President Hassan Rouhani on May 19, 2017 was due in large part to the perception by the Iranian citizenry that his government would do more to improve human rights… Continue Reading  

Rouhani’s Unlikely Supporters

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by Sussan Tahmasebi According to the polls, incumbent Hassan Rouhani is the frontrunner in Iran’s upcoming presidential elections, which will be held on May 19. However observers acknowledge that the win is still not guaranteed and that Rouhani faces a tough… Continue Reading  

To Veil or Not to Veil—That is a Complex Question

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by Sussan Tahmasebi Over the last two years, countless trade and diplomatic delegations have traveled to Iran to kick off economic cooperation in diverse sectors from the auto industry and the gas and oil sector to agriculture. In fact, Iran… Continue Reading  

Human Rights Double Standard: Iran and Saudi Arabia

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by Shireen T. Hunter   The question of how to help promote human rights globally has always had a political dimension. States often press these issues in the case of those countries of which they disapprove and ignore or downplay… Continue Reading  

Women in Iran’s Parliament: Opportunities and Challenges

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by Sussan Tahmasebi Iran’s tenth parliament will begin its term in June boasting many firsts, including the highest number of female parliamentarians. In Iran’s first round of parliamentary elections, 14 female MPs were elected, and, according to the results of… Continue Reading