Concluding Observation Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights E/C.12/IRN/CO/2 para 5 Full recommendation: The Committee recommends that the State party take steps to establish an independent national human rights institution with a broad human rights mandate, including for economic, social and cultural rights, in line with the Paris Principles, and provide it with adequate human and financial resources. Assessment As of February 2021, Iran did not establish a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) that complies with the Paris Principles.1 In its National Report for the Universal Periodic Review in 2019, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran stipulated that a draft bill “on the National Human Rights Institution” was under complementary review by experts.2 As of February 2021, the first draft of the bill was not finalised, nor was it submitted to the Parliament.3 Recommendation Status: This recommendation has been PARTIALLY implemented. 1 Accreditation of National Human Rights Institutions, OHCHR,; 2 National Report, UPR 2019, Islamic Republic of Iran, 3 1

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