International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran (ICHRI)
Source description last updated: 20 May 2015
In brief: The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran (ICHRI) is an independent NPO founded 2008 and based in New York, supporting human rights in Iran.
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Reports on violations of, or restrictions on human rights.
Covered quarterly on, for Iran, a country of priority A.
“The Campaign investigates and documents rights violations occurring throughout Iran, relying on first-hand accounts to expose abuses that would otherwise go unreported. We bring these violations to the attention of the international community through news articles, briefings, in-depth reports, podcasts, and videos, and work to build support for human rights inside Iran as well.  The Campaign engages in [...] international advocacy aimed at defending the fundamental rights and freedoms of the Iranian people and holding the Iranian government accountable to its human rights obligations.” (ICHRI: Vigilante Violence: The Acid Attacks against Women in Iran and the State’s Assault on Women’s Rights, 5 March 2015, p. 4)
“The Campaign uses a three-pronged strategy to support and promote human rights in Iran.
1. Research and Documentation. Our team of researchers and journalists conducts extensive research on human rights conditions in Iran. […]
2. Media Awareness. The Campaign focuses international media attention on human rights abuses in Iran through close and constant contact with key journalists in major media outlets throughout the world. […]
3. Institutional Advocacy. The Campaign engages in extensive international advocacy, with national governments around the globe and leading international institutions. […]” (ICHRI website: What We Do, undated)
“Our approach is non-partisan and nonpolitical; we operate within the framework of human rights law, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), as well as other conventions Iran has ratified, customary international law, and humanitarian law.” (ICHRI website: Mission, undated)
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Scope of reporting:
Geographic focus: Iran.
Thematic focus: Human rights.
“The Campaign documents human rights violations in Iran via first-hand and original sources within the country, and publishes statements, appeals, blog posts, multimedia productions, and comprehensive reports in both English and Persian. The Campaign advocates with national governments and intergovernmental institutions, and cooperates with a broad range of civil society organizations on strategies aimed at protecting civil society and improving human rights in Iran.” (ICHRI: Fulfilling Promises: A Human Rights Roadmap for Iran’s New President, 21 August 2013, p. 5)
“[…] the Campaign is able to conduct far-reaching and extensive interviews with primary sources, many of them inside Iran. We use this information to provide up-to-date, verified documentation of rights violations in the form of comprehensive reports, briefing papers, fact sheets, news articles, press releases, statements, interviews, blog posts, and multimedia productions including videos, audio podcasts, and interactive online projects. Much of the Campaign’s work is disseminated in both English and Persian, allowing us to reach not only the English-speaking world, but Iranian human rights defenders as well.” (ICHRI website: What We Do, undated)
“In addition to its expansive network of on-the-ground contacts within Iran, the Campaign works in several locations throughout the world. The Campaign is headquartered in New York and works closely with partners in Europe and Latin America. We have a staff member stationed in São Paulo, Brazil, who collaborates closely with local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), including Conectas Human Rights.” (ICHRI website: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), undated)
Languages of publications:
English and Persian.
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