An independent human rights organization submitted a resolution to the UN to overturn Iran's appointment as the chair of the Social Forum of the UN Human Rights Council.
Hillel Neuer, international human rights lawyer and director of the UN Watch said in a tweet that the text was contained in a UN Watch submission to the 53rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council.
“There was no procedure to expel Iran from the UN Women’s Rights Commission, but we got that done,” said Hillel Neuer, referring to the group's recent campaign work which saw Iran thrown out of the UNWRC.
“We thank the more than 75,000 people worldwide who have signed our petition to stop Iran’s regime from heading the UN Human Rights Council Social Forum in November. Our goal is to reach 100,000 before approaching world leaders for their support,” said Neuer.
Since September the Islamic Republic has continuously undermined and increasingly suppressed the human rights of women and girls, including the right to freedom of expression and opinion, often with the use of excessive force and undercover surveillance.
Tens of thousands have been arrested arbitrarily, including women and girls.