Ref:: 142011OHCHR
4 January 2010

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Dear Colleagues and Human Rights Advocates:

The death of Neda Agha-Soltani, [1] blood gushing from her body as she died, was aired by media networks "In a Death Seen Around the World, a Symbol of Iranian Protests." [2]

Neda's death represented the starting point for intensive Human Rights Reporting, Evidence Collection and Witness Protection, [3] in every UN member country.

Recent efforts to advance formal legal action for Crimes Against Humanity, including Genocide within the country of Iran, has focused international attention on the substance of  the UN Declaration on Human Rights and related conventions not being signatory documents and therefore have no enforcement mechanism.  This oversight is now viewed as the variable that has facilitated widespread atrocities across the globe, shielding crimes against humanity [4] from formal legal action. The scope of this oversight in nothing short of incomprehensible.

Actions to hold the Iranian regime and its members individually to account for their crimes represents a new legal reference point for the advancement of international law [5,6,7] as supported by the International Bar Association Human Rights Institute.[8]

Looking forward to collaboration and progress,

Stephen M. Apatow
Founder, Director of Research & Development
Humanitarian Resource Institute
Humanitarian University Consortium Graduate Studies
Center for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine & Law
Phone: 203-668-0282
Email: s.m.apatow@humanitarian.net
Internet: www.humanitarian.net


1. Death of Neda Agha-Soltan: Wickpedia.  Url: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neda_Soltani
2.  In a Death Seen Around the World, a Symbol of Iranian Protests: New York Times, 22 June 2009.Url: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/23/world/middleeast/23neda.html?ref=middleeast
3.  H-II: G-192 Human Rights Reporting - Evidence Collection - Witness Protection, Humanitarian Resource Institute Humanitarian Intervention Initiative, 23 June 2009. Url: http://www.unarts.org/news/nedasoltan_6232009.html
4. Crimes Against Humanity: Wickpedia. Url: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_against_humanity
5. H-II: International Human Rights Law: Cases and Materials: Humanitarian Resource Institute Humanitarian Intervention Initiative. Url: http://www.unarts.org/H-II/hrlaw.html
6. International Criminal Court: Cases: Url: http://www.icc-cpi.int/Menus/ICC/Situations+and+Cases/
7. International Criminal Court: Legal Texts & Tools:  Url: http://www.icc-cpi.int/Menus/ICC/Legal+Texts+and+Tools/
8. International Bar Association Human Rights Institute: Url: http://www.ibanet.org/IBAHRI.aspx

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