The Human Rights in Iran Unit focuses on the Islamic Republic of Iran’s compliance with international
human rights law. Based in the School of Law, we are building upon our University’s proud
tradition of supporting UN Special Rapporteurs and of human rights expertise that reaches back to 1982.
Our research studies provide an accessible account of the breadth and complexity of violations
in Iran from the standpoint of international law, which may serve scholars, practitioners and anyone concerned with the
underlying or systematic problems in the country. We also organize and host lectures, roundtables and workshops, which
involve a diverse range of Iranian human rights and civil society experts.
- Assist the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, Dr Ahmed Shaheed
- Combine international and Iranian legal expertise for deep research and analysis of human rights issues
- Provide support and forum for discussion with experts and civil society organisations working on these issues
Find out more about us and how we draw on the support and expertise of our University’s Human Rights
Centre and School of Law, their academic staff members and postgraduate human rights students.
Our research series aims to provide an accessible and in-depth account of the breadth and complexity of human rights violations in the Islamic Republic of Iran from the standpoint of international law.
The Human Rights Centre runs a pioneering summer school on methods for human rights
research. Discounts available for academic and not-for profit sectors as well as Essex research students, alumni and staff.