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Report Launch: 'From Cradle to Coffin: A Report on Child Executions in Iran'

Cradle to Coffin

Tuesday June 30th 2009, 6pm

Venue: Thatcher Room, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament

Speakers included:

Ivan Lewis MP, Minister of State with responsibility for the Middle East, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Nazanin Afshin-Jam, President, Stop Child Executions

Geraldine Van Bueren, Professor of International Human Rights Law, Queen Mary, University of London

Drewery Dyke, Researcher, Amnesty International

Chair: Alistair Carmichael MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Abolition of the Death Penalty

The Foreign Policy Centre, in partnership with Stop Child Executions, hosted the launch of a major new pamphlet entitled 'From Cradle to Coffin: A report on Child Executions in Iran'. Written by Nazanin Afshin-Jam, President of Stop Child Execution, her team and Tahirih Danesh, FPC Senior Research Associate, the report aims to provide a comprehensive documentation and analysis of Iran's executions of minors since the 1979 Revolution. It highlights inconsistencies in the Iranian legal system and contradictions between Iran's record of executing minors and its international human rights commitments. The report puts forward clear recommendations for action by the international community and human rights campaigners.

To download the report, please see: http://fpc.org.uk/fsblob/1063.pdf