Studying the Provisions and Nature of the Obligations of the Convention against Torture in JRI

The second meeting of the “Feasibility of Iran’s accession to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatments and Punishments: Challenges and Opportunities” series was followed up. These meetings will be continued and hosted by the Human and International Rights Group of the Judiciary Research Institute, in cooperation with the Deputy of International Affairs and the Human Rights Headquarters of the Judiciary, and in every meeting, part of the objectives will be analyzed.

The provisions and nature of the obligations of the Convention against Torture (from the point of view of becoming an international custom and mandatory rule and its impact on the international obligations of the IR Iran in this field) and a comparison between the internal regulations of the IRI and the provisions of the Convention against Torture and other related international documents.

According to the public relations and information report of the JRI, The main points of the second meeting were as follows:

Dr. Mahdi Hadi, head of the JRI, in the second meeting on the feasibility of Iran’s accession to the Convention against Torture, detailed the general obligations contained in the Convention and explained the coverage of these obligations in the internal regulations.

The proposal of posterior problems in joining the convention (the performance of agents and officials of countries and the creation of international responsibility), the role of the rule of continuous protest in preventing the generalization of the rules contained in the convention, the role of fair trial for those accused of torture and the need for changes in the procedure of the country were the key points of the speech of Dr. Seyyed Qasim Zamani, member of Allameh Tabatabaee University, in this meeting.

Dr. Pouria Askari, professor at Allameh Tabatabaee University, in his speech emphasized that the rule against torture is merely customary.

Dr. Mohammad-Javad ShariatBagheri, member of academic staff in Islamic Azad University, examined the challenges of domestic legislation and its implementation, including security and law enforcement institutions.

The international trends regarding the obligations contained in the convention, the juridical roots of Iran’s internal rules in the field of torture and the gaps in the adaptation of internal rules to international obligations were the focus of the sayings of Dr. Hossein Ziaee-Far, Secretary General of the Islamic Human Rights Commission.

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