Civil and Political Rights, Including Religious Intolerance: Report of the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Asma Jahangir: Mission to Nigeria

Notable in this report is that the Special Rapporteur is of the opinion that punishments such as stoning or amputation constitute treatments that are contrary to universally recognized norms prohibiting torture and other degrading, cruel and inhuman treatment or punishment. Stoning is prohibited in absolute terms by various international conventions such as Article 7 in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Iran is a state party (Paragraph 12.) 

Jahangir, Asma
Source publication: 
Economic and Social Council. Commission on Human Rights: Sixty-second session. Item 11 (e) of the provisional agenda. Distr. General: E/CN.4?2006/5/Add.2. 7 October 2005.