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Iran: Women's Rights

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 9th March 2020.

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Photo of Lord Judd Lord Judd Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions, if any, they have had with the government of Iran on the rights of women in that country.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State

We regularly raise human rights with the Iranian authorities at all levels and we continue to take action with the international community to press Iran to improve its poor record, including the rights of women who continue to face widespread discrimination. Iran has also been identified as a Human Rights Priority Country and the UK regularly calls on Iran to uphold its international human rights obligations. At the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, I reiterated the message that the promotion and protection of human rights remains a priority for the British Government for 2020 and beyond.

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