FEET TO THE FIRE: Holding Iran Accountable for Its Egregious Human Rights Violations


Friday, November 4, 2022, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM EDT

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the International Criminal Law Committee


ABA Center for Human Rights (CHR), ABA U.N. Representatives & Observers, ABA Criminal Justice Section, ABA Judicial Division, ABA Section of Civil Rights & Social Justice, International Human Rights Committee, International Courts & Judicial Affairs Committee, National Security Committee, U.N. & International Organizations Committee, Women’s Interest Network, and National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ)

Welcome/Introductory Remarks

ABA President Deborah Enix-Ross

The distinguished panel includes:

  • Colleen Rohan, Panel member of the the Aban Tribunal, International Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Javaid Rehman, United Nations Special Rapporteur of Human Rights in Iran
  • Reem Alsalem, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women and Girls
  • Gissou Nia, Director of the Strategic Litigation Project, Atlantic Council; Author, “Closing the Accountability Gap on Human Rights Violators in the Islamic Republic of Iran Through Global Civil Litigation Strategies”
  • Judge Delissa Ridgway, Human Rights Advocate (Moderator)

In November 2019, hundreds of thousands of Iranians throughout the country took to the streets to protest skyrocketing fuel prices and the inadequate government response. Despite the protesters’ peaceful methods, hundreds were murdered by Iranian forces. While the international community was largely silent in response to the barbarity, three NGOs established the Iran Atrocities (Aban) Tribunal to hold the Iranian regime accountable for its violence. This civil society-led effort was prescient, as the same regime is now in the midst of another bloody crackdown against the Iranian people and the ongoing women-led uprising in the wake of the beating death of 22-year old Mahsa Amini following her arrest by the Morality Police for violating Iran’s compulsory hijab rules. For the Iranian people, the authorities’ savage efforts to put down the current protests are a case of “déjà vu all over again” – history repeating itself.

Join us for a highly timely and topical briefing exploring these brutal dynamics, bringing together experts on Iranian human rights to discuss the Aban Tribunal’s September 30 judgment, the ongoing nationwide rebellion, and what lies ahead for Iranian human rights. Could this be the beginning of the end for the Iranian regime?

Download the flyer for the webinar here.

One thought on “FEET TO THE FIRE: Holding Iran Accountable for Its Egregious Human Rights Violations

  1. Hi there, thank you so much for the fantastic panel yesterday (feet to the fire). Due to some technical issues, I lost the first part of it. May I have access to its record, please? Thanks

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