“Concluding observations: The Islamic Republic of Iran”

In this report, the Committee makes several notes with regards to stoning. Article 45: “The Committee deeply regrets that, under existing laws, persons below the age of 18 who have committed a crime can be subjected to corporal punishment and sentenced to various types of torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, such as amputation, flogging or stoning, which are systematically imposed by judicial authorities and which the Committee considers to be totally incompatible with article 37 (a) and other provisions of the Convention.”Article 46: “In the light of the consideration of the Bill on the Establishment of Juvenile Courts, the Committee urges the State party to take all the necessary measures to ensure that persons who committed crimes while under 18 are not subjected to any form of corporal punishment and to immediately suspend the imposition and the execution of sentences of amputation, flogging, stoning and other forms of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.”Article 73, paragraph (b): The Committee urges the State party [Iran] in particular: “To suspend immediately the imposition and execution of all forms of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.”

Auteur: 
Committee on the Rights of the Child
Année: 
2005
Source publication: 
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Thirty-eighth session. Consideration of reports submitted by states parties under Article 44 of the Convention. Distr. General: CRC/C/15/Add.243