The Secretary-General has the honor to transmit the fifth report on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran submitted by the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran to the General Assembly in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 28/21. The Special Rapporteur presented his fourth interim report to the General Assembly at its sixty-ninth session (A/69/356), and submitted his fourth report to the Human Rights Council at its twenty-eighth session (A/HRC/28/70), during which the Human Rights Council extended the mandate of the Special Rapporteur for the fourth time.
The present report does not detail all violations of human rights in the country reported to the Special Rapporteur. However, it provides an overview of the prevailing human rights situation, with a focus on systemic issues that pose obstacles to the ability of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to comply with its international human rights obligations and commitments, including recommendations accepted by the Government at the outcome of its universal periodic review in March 2015.
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