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Iran- Information on the Islamic Republic of Iran for its review by the Human Rights Committee at the 139th Session September 2023

Equality Now, the Centre for Supporters of Human Rights (CSHR), and Femena present the following submission in advance of the 139th session of the Human Rights Committee (the Committee) between October 9 and 3 November 2023.

In this submission, we express deep concerns about the condition of women and girls in Iran regarding the continued prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM), child marriage, and sex-discriminatory personal status laws in the country. All have a negative impact on women and girls’ ability to enjoy their civil and political rights and constitute violations of Iran’s obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).