UN experts call on Iran to repeal ‘anti-abortion’ population law

Leading United Nations experts have called on Iran to repeal a newly implemented law that they say violates women’s human rights under international law.

On Tuesday, nine UN experts on human rights and violence against women, led by Javaid Rehman, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, said the new law was in “clear contravention of international law”.

The law has also been criticised by New York-based rights group Human Rights Watch, which said it puts women’s health and lives at risk and should be repealed immediately.