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IranSource Jan 4, 2024
Iran targeted human rights sanctions series: Why are people and entities sanctioned for human rights abuses?
By Celeste Kmiotek, Lisandra Novo
Every perpetrator designated by a jurisdiction for targeted sanctions generally faces the same consequences.
In-depth research & reports
Report Dec 22, 2023
How to hold the Islamic Republic of Iran accountable in European courts
By Gissou Nia, Celeste Kmiotek, Lisandra Novo, Alyssa T. Yamamoto
While there are no viable domestic routes toward accountability within Iran, national judicial systems in other states present an alternative path to justice. This report examines prospects for initiating prosecutions against IRI perpetrators in European jurisdictions.
Report Oct 5, 2023
International avenues to hold the Islamic Republic of Iran accountable for human rights violations
By Lisandra Novo, Celeste Kmiotek, Elise Baker, Gissou Nia
The Islamic Republic of Iran’s discriminatory domestic legal framework and brutal suppression of dissent have left Iranians looking for international responses to their plight. This report aims to provide an overview of and recommendations relating to international avenues for accountability for atrocity crimes and human-rights violations committed in Iran.
Issue Brief Apr 19, 2023
Holding the Islamic Republic of Iran accountable for atrocity crimes
By Celeste Kmiotek, Alana Mitias, Nushin Sarkarati
Under the principle of universal jurisdiction, certain domestic justice systems allow prosecutions in national courts for crimes committed abroad, regardless of the victim’s or perpetrator’s nationality. This manual outlines the universal jurisdiction process in selected European states for those pursuing prosecutions of crimes committed by the Islamic Republic of Iran.
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