Concluding Observation Committee on the Rights of the Child CRC/C/IRN/CO/3-4 para 68 (d) Full recommendation Train and assign specialized teachers and professionals for integrated classes providing individual support and due attention to children with learning difficulties. Assessment using Impact Iran human rights indicators1 The Comprehensive Law to Protect Disabled Persons was adopted in March 2018.2 This legislation guarantees fundamental rights for persons with disabilities in areas such as accessibility, education, rehabilitation, and employment. However, the legislation remains silent on issues such as disability-based discrimination, legal capacity, violence and abuse against persons with disabilities. Additionally, the legislation does not give priority to inclusive education over the placement of children with disabilities in specialized institutions and classes. The law guarantees accessibility and education for children with disabilities, but it has not yet sufficiently provided adequate funding to secure those rights.34 Since its adoption, the government has not allocated necessary funding, with reports suggesting that only an estimated one-sixth of the funding required for the full implementation of the law has been covered so far.5 This insufficient funding impacts Iran’s ability to train teachers and professionals, assign them to integrated classes as well as providing material. Lack of funding also further limits the establishment of integrated classes to welcome specialized teachers and professionals. The Islamic Republic of Iran systematically places ‘resource teachers’, trained as special educators, in mainstream classrooms to provide individual academic support to children with disabilities. Farhangian University,6 established in 2011 under the Ministry of Higher Education, trains teachers and special educators who may then work under the Ministry of Education in Iran. The Farhangian University has teacher training centers throughout Iran. Students may receive a major for educators of children with special needs from this university.7 1 CRC.25.S.1; CRC.25.S.2; CRC.28.1.S.1; CRC.28.4.S.1 CRC.25.P.1; CRC.25.P.3; ESCR.13.2.P.2 CRC.25.O.3; ESCR.13.1.O.3 2 The law to Protect the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: < > 3 < > and < > 4 < > 5 < > and < > and < > and < > 6 7 1

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