The. present report is the second to be submitted to the Human Rights Council,
pursuant to Council resolution 16/9, and communicates developments in the human rights
situation of the Islamic Republic of Iran that have transpired since the submission of the
Special Rapporteur‟s second interim report to the 67th session of the General Assembly
(A/67/369) in October 2012.
The present report outlines the Special Rapporteur‟s activities since the Council‟s
renewal of his mandate during its 19
session , examines ongoing issues, and presents
some of the most recent and pressing developments in the country‟s human rights situation.
Although the report is not exhaustive, it provides a picture of the prevailing situation as
observed in the preponderance of reports submitted to and examined by the Special
Rapporteur. It is envisaged that a number of important issues not covered in the present
report will be addressed in the Special Rapporteur‟s future reports to the General Assembly
and the Human Rights Council.