Report of the Secretary-General on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

On page 10 of this report, the UNGA denounces stoning as a method of execution, and mentions the work of civil society to suspend stoning verdicts (i.e. The Stop Stoning Forever Campaign.) The report also reminded us that when the last periodic report of the Islamic Republic of Iran under the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights was considered in 1993, the Human Rights Committee concluded that stoning was not compatible with the provisions of article 78 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Iran is a party. 

United Nations General Assembly
Source publication: 
Sixty-third session, Agenda item 64 (c): Promotion and protection of human rights: Human rights situations and reports of special rapporteurs and representatives. Distr.General: A/63/459. 1 October 2008