Iran: Baha'i Faith

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 19th October 2017.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions (a) Ministers and (b) officials have had with the Special Rapporteur on Iran, Ms Asma Jahangir, or with the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion, Dr Ahmed Shaheed on the treatment of the Bahá'ís in Iran.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

At the Human Rights Council in March 2017, the UK strongly supported the renewal of the mandate of the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief. We look forward to engaging with the UN Special Rapporteur on Iran during the interactive dialogue in the UNGA Third Committee. The British Government supports the UN Special Rapporteur on Iran's assessment that discrimination against the Baha'i community is legally sanctioned by a lack of constitutional recognition and the absence of other legal protections for adherents of this faith.

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