- Human Rights At The United Nations
- Dr. Shaheed's Work
- Reported Cases
The Human Rights Council appointed Dr. Ahmed Shaheed to the office in June 2011, and he began his mandate on 1 August. Dr. Shaheed is the fourth special rapporteur to Iran, after Andres Aguilar (1984-1986), Reynaldo Galindo Pohl (1984-1986), and Maurice Copithorne (1995-2002).
The Special Rapporteur intends to focus on monitoring, investigating, and reporting developments since the 2009 elections in Iran; primarily developments following the report presented to the UN Human Rights Council at its sixteenth session by the UN Secretary-General on the situation of human rights in Iran. The work of the Special Rapporteur will also concern investigations into allegations of state-sanctioned human rights violations that are directly communicated to his office by various parties.