The Mandate of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Islamic Republic of Iran Extended for Another Year

On 24 November 2022, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted the resolution S35/1, on the deteriorating situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, and decided to establish an independent international fact-finding mission on the Islamic Republic […]

Threat of war, the theocratic regime and anti-imperialism

The region and the world stand today on the brink of an abyss and facing a real threat of a wide regional war, and perhaps an even wider war. NAVID SHOMALI, international secretary of the Tudeh Party of Iran, explains […]

Regime Sacks Iranian Teachers’ Trade Union Representative!

The Coordinating Council of Iranian Teachers’ Trade Associations (CCITTA) has condemned the unlawful sacking of Ms. Shiva Amelirad, a prominent teacher and trade union activist.  The CCITTA subsequently moved to appoint Ms. Amelirad as its senior representative for liaison with […]

Eleven Women’s Rights Activists Sentenced to Over 60 Years in Prison in Rasht

On Wednesday morning, 27 March 2024, eleven women’s rights activists were sentenced to a total of over 60 years in prison by the Revolutionary Court of Rasht, the capital of Gilan province in North Iran. The activists are: Ms. Farough […]

Young women top the list of those affected by unemployment in Iran!

Data from the Statistical Centre of Iran shows that the unemployment rate for young people aged 16 to 24 is higher than the unemployment rate for the country as a whole.  One of the reasons for this is the limited […]

 

Inside Iran’s Biggest Strike Wave since 1979

Growing labour unrest is keeping the revolution alive and threatening the ruling establishment AUTHOR: Hamid Mohseni If we are to understand and evaluate the situation faced by the striking workers in the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), it is essential […]

Iran: Prisons turned into killing fields as drug-related executions almost triple this year

Iranian authorities have executed at least 173 people convicted of drug-related offences this year after systematically unfair trials, nearly three times more than this time last year, Amnesty International said today. Executions for drug-related offences make up two thirds of […]

Stop the execution spree in Iran

The Iranian authorities are carrying out a horrific state-sanctioned killing spree under the guise of judicial executions. Those executed include people convicted of drug-related offences, protesters, political dissidents, and members of oppressed ethnic minorities. Call for states to urgently intervene […]

ILO… No place for the violators of workers’ rights!

CODIR supports the protest against the presence of Islamist regime-affiliated delegation at the ILO Annual Conference 2023! To all Labour/Trade Unions Support the protest rally in front of the [Annual Conference of the] International Labour Organisation [ILO] in solidarity with […]

IRAN/BELGIUM: Iran must be held accountable for hostage-taking after OVERDUE RELEASE OF Olivier Vandecasteele in prisoner swap

Amnesty International welcomes the release of Belgian aid worker Olivier Vandecasteele and is relieved he will soon be with his family in Belgium. He had been unjustly imprisoned in Iran since February 2022 and subjected to enforced disappearance, torture and […]

CODIR Bulletin Summer 2023 is published!

CODIR has published a bulletin. The bulletin covers CODIR solidarity with the university lecturers & students and also striking Iranian workers. Please click here to view.

Women in the crucial struggle for human rights in Iran

Iran: the people vs. dictatorship, for peace and popular sovereignty Speech by Azar Sepehr, 16 May 2023                                                     Working class organisations and trade unions have just celebrated international workers’ day, at a time when the chasm between the rights and privileges […]

Iran: Executions of tortured protesters must trigger a robust reaction from the international community

AMNESTY INTERNATIONALQUOTE 19 May 2023 Responding to the execution of three tortured protesters – Majid Kazemi, Saleh Mirhashemi and Saeed Yaghoubi – following a grossly unfair trial that bore no resemblance to meaningful judicial proceedings, Diana Eltahawy, Amnesty International’s Deputy […]

Invitation to AGM 2023   

Join us to celebrate, plan, and consolidate CODIR  11:30am Saturday, 24 June London, NW1 2AY We invite all CODIR’s members and affiliates to attend our 2023 AGM! The venue of AGM is less than 100 meters from the Euston Station in central London.

Join the conversation, register for webinar  (see details below)

Iran: the people vs. dictatorship, for peace and popular sovereignty Hear world-renown speakers discussing the main issues concerning the people’s struggle for human and democratic rights in Iran and the obstacles on their path. You will also have a valuable […]