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Human Rights Clinic Students Work on United Nations Submission in Favour of Dual and Foreign Nationals Detained in Iran

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    Thu 25 Apr 19

For the past three years Dr. Carla Ferstman has been working with several families of dual and foreign nationals arbitrarily detained in Iran.

These individuals face an array of human rights abuses connected to their ongoing detention, and continuous advocacy is necessary to maintain the pressure to improve their conditions and secure their release. 

Together with a group of HRC Clinic students, Dr Ferstman worked with a number of families of detainees to prepare a submission for the upcoming review of Iran as part of the United Nations Universal Periodic Review process. The document detailed the human rights violations suffered by the detainees, including Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, and called for Iran to investigate these abuses and to release all those dual and foreign nationals who have been arbitrarily detained.

The submission, which focuses on the particular concerns of dual and foreign national detainees, was submitted with the support of the Centre for Supporters of Human Rights and Iran Human Rights Documentation Center.

Carla Ferstman, Richard Ratcliffe and two HRC Clinic students.)
Carla Ferstman, Richard Ratcliffe and two HRC Clinic students.