UN's Fact Finding Mission to Iran (FFMI)

In its resolution S35/1, on the deteriorating situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, especially with respect to women and children, adopted on 24 November 2022, the Human Rights Council decided to establish an independent international fact-finding mission on the Islamic Republic of Iran, until the end of the fifty-fifth session of the Council taking place in March 2024, to be appointed by the President of the Human Rights Council.

Following the recent events in Iran and the protests after the murder of Mahsa Zhina Amini, the United Nations has established an Independent International Fact-Finding Mission (FFMI) to investigate the deteriorating situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The FFMI has invited those whom the Islamic Republic has harmed since September 16th, 2022 to send evidence of human
rights violations to this group.

These documents could include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Documents and reports about the violent suppression of peaceful protests by the security forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Evidence of arbitrary arrests and detentions, sexual and gender-based violence, excessive use of force, torture, etc.
  • Documents and reports about the inhumane treatment of people and unexplainable disappearance of people
  • Documents and reports about the arrest and physical, mental and sexual abuse of women and girls
  • Evidence and reports of arbitrary arrests of children in connection with protests, including raids on schools, and detention of children in “mental centers”.
  • Documents and reports about the arbitrary arrest and detention of civil society members and human rights activists, limiting their right to participate in or organize peaceful demonstrations.
  • Evidence and reports that the death penalty has been issued to protesters for crimes less than the most serious crimes.
  • Documents and reports on communication restrictions affecting the use of landlines and mobile phones, including shutting down the Internet and blocking social media platforms.
  • Facts and circumstances related to the gender dimension of the alleged violations, including their differential impact and consequences on women, men, girls and girls; Discriminatory behaviour and violence against men and women, boys and girls and members of the LGBTIQ+ community.
  • Reports that help identify responsible individuals, including security forces,

judicial institutions, institutions, and individuals involved in various capacities in committing or enabling alleged human rights violations.
Our goal in IIPHA as social activists and healthcare professionals is to help you prepare and send a report to the UN regarding the harms inflicted on you with a particular focus on issues pertaining to your health. By filling out the following form, you will provide us with the essential initial information and allow us to contact you for complementary notes and details. In fact, IIPHA will assign you a team of two consisting of a social activist and a doctor (to fill in the information related to any physical or psychological harm). In the form below, we have also explained how each step will be taken following your complete consent and understanding of the risks and benefits involved. Also, in this form, we have described details related to the confidentiality of your information.

If you are interested in IIPHA helping you prepare and send a report to the UN to shed light on the human rights violations conducted by the Islamic Republic in the events following the murder of Mahsa Zhina Amini, fill out the form below. The form for sending information to the UN Fact-Finding Mission on Iran (FFMI) through IIPHA.

Note: Direct submission of documents to the Fact-finding Commission is possible – but organizations can help preparing the evidence in a more formal fashion. IIPHA is one of the trusted groups of the Fact-finding Commission that sends the received documents to the Commission after preliminary review.



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