Iran Human Rights Documentation Center

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New Haven
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About Us

The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) is an independent and nonpartisan scholarly undertaking to establish a comprehensive and objective historical record of the human rights situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran since the 1979 revolution. This evolving historical record includes the collection and analysis of a broad range of documents and testimonies in an archive that is accessible to the public for research and educational purposes. Based on the principle that accounting for past abuses is essential for future social progress and democratic transformation, the IHRDC encourages an informed dialogue on the human rights situation in Iran. The IHRDC collaborates with a wide range of scholars and experts in human rights documentation and various other disciplines and projects.

OUR MISSION

The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center seeks to:

Establish a comprehensive and objective historical record of the human rights situation in Iran since the 1979 revolution, and on the basis of this record, establish responsibility for patterns of human rights abuses;

Make such record available in an archive that is accessible to the public for research and educational purposes;

Promote accountability, respect for human rights and the rule of law in Iran; and

Encourage an informed dialogue on the human rights situation in Iran among scholars and the general public in Iran and abroad.


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