2013 | International Federation for Human Rights, League for the Defence of Human Rights in Iran


“The Iranian government has failed to take appropriate and effective steps to progressively implement economic, social and cultural rights. Not only has it failed in its immediate obligation to eliminate discrimination in all pertaining areas, it has also perpetuated discrimination. However, given the vast expanse of the ICESCR rights and the government’s failure in all areas, FIDH-LDDHI joint alternative report aims to concentrate on “the right to work” and the related issues: existing overall legislation overall as well as the specific legislation and policies on employment of women, discrimination in law and practice, the enjoyment of just and favourable conditions of work, trade union rights, right to strike, independent unionists and the burgeoning new unionist movement, among others. This alternative report draws extensively on a variety of official and semi-official sources: data and reports published by the government, statements of senior officials, domestic newspapers, websites, media and news agencies, academic literature, and other reliable sources.”