The President of Stop Child Executions, Nazanin Afshin-Jam spoke last week in the Houses of Parliament in London about the situation of women’s rights and child executions. She used the story of Nazanin Mahabad Fatehi as a case study to show the legal discrimination imposed on women in Iran and highlitghted Iran’s violation of the International Covenent on Civil and Political Rights and the Charter of the Rights of the Child to which it is state party; as well as the misinterpretation of Sharia law used in Iran’s penal code to justify child executions.
The talk launched the Foreigh Policy Center’s report by Tahirih Danesh and Geoffrey Cameron called
‘A revolution without rights? Women, Kurds and Baha’is searching for equality in Iran’
Other panelist included:
Mike Gapes MP, Chair, Foreign Affairs Select Committee
Baroness Afshar OBE, Professor of Politics and Womens’ Studies, University of York
Kaveh Moussavi, Head of Public Interest Law, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford
Stephen Twigg, Director, Foreign Policy Centre
Drewery Dyke, head of Iran Affairs at Amnesty International Head office.
Download A Revolution Without Rights in full http://fpc.org.uk/fsblob/1013.pdf