Subcommittee on International Human Rights – May 11, 2017

In Committee from the House of Commons

Subcommittee on International Human Rights – May 11, 2017

The subcommittee holds a meeting on the human rights situation in Iran in recognition of Iran Accountability Week. This is the 5th annual Iran Accountability Week for the subcommittee.

Arsham Parsi (executive director, Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees, via videoconference from Toronto) and Kimahli Powell (executive director, Rainbow Railroad) discuss the human rights abuses faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersex (LGBTI) individuals and communities.

Asma Jahangir (UN Special Rapporteur on Iran, via teleconference from Lahore, Pakistan) comments on the human rights situation in Iran in general. (May 11, 2017)