Human Rights in Iran

Reza Afshari reveals Iran's attempt to hide human rights abuses by labeling oppression as an authentic cultural practice.

Human Rights in Iran
The Abuse of Cultural Relativism

Reza Afshari

2001 | 440 pages | Cloth $75.00 | Paper $29.95
Law / Political Science
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Table of Contents

A Note on Transliteration
Human Rights Discourse
Main Sources Used in This Book
UN Reports
Prison Memoirs and Their Significance
The Structure of the Book

Ch. 1. Islamic Cultural Relativism in Human Rights Discourse
Ch. 2. The Shiite Theocracy
Ch. 3. The Right to Life
Ch. 4. The Right to Freedom from Torture
Ch. 5. The Right to Liberty and Security of Person and to Freedom from Arbitrary Arrest
Ch. 6. The Right to a Fair Trial
Ch. 7. The Right to Freedom of Conscience, Thought, and Religion
Ch. 8. Renounce Your Conscience or Face Death: The Prison Massacre of 1988
Ch. 9. The Right to Freedom of Thought, Conscience, and Religion: Iranian Religious Minorities
Ch. 10. Official Responses to the United Nations: Countering the Charges of Violations in the 1980s
Ch. 11. Change of Tactics After Ayatollah Khomeini's Death
Ch. 12. The Special Representative's Meetings with the Judiciary and Security Officials
Ch. 13. The Right to Freedom of Opinion, Expression, and the Press
Ch. 14. The Most Revealing Cases of Violations of the Right to Freedom of Expression and the Press
Ch. 15. The Rights to Participate in the Political Life of the Country and to Peaceful Assembly and Association
Ch. 16. The Rights of Women
Ch. 17. UN Monitoring, 1984-2000: Mixed Results

Selected Bibliography