Joint statement on the second annual Human Rights Dialogue between Australia and the Islamic Republic of Iran

Australia and the Islamic Republic of Iran held their second annual Human Rights Dialogue on 19 August 2018 in Tehran.

The two sides continued frank and constructive discussions on a range of human rights issues, including on engagement with international human rights institutions, human rights achievements and challenges at the national and international levels, and areas of possible information sharing in the field of human rights.

The Australian delegation also visited the High Court of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Correction and Rehabilitation Centre for Children and Juveniles.

The dialogue was led by Dr Justin Lee, First Assistant Secretary, Multilateral Policy Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia, and Mrs Forouzandeh Vadiati, Director General for Human Rights and Women, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran. The Australian Human Rights Commission joined the Australian delegation for the dialogue.

The two sides look forward to enhancing the scope of their human rights discussions during the third round of the dialogue to be held in Canberra in 2019.

Last Updated: 21 August 2018