Commitment to the principles of human rights is one of the obligations of developed societies. It’s a process that doesn’t emerge suddenly and out of the blue, and requires infrastructure, investment, education, training and practice on the state level and within the communities. Some European societies have firmly taken the steps to arrive at a point where they honor the rights of their citizens perfectly and enshrine the terms of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, while the absolute majority of nations are deprived of their essential human rights.
What we are looking for is the creation of opportunities for people from different national, ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds to enjoy equal rights. The second Shiite Imam Hassan ibn Ali (PBUH) noted 14 centuries earlier, “do wish for the others whatever you wish for yourself, and do reject for the others whatever you dislike for yourself.”
Nowadays, the idea of “human rights” is treated by some powers as an instrument of enforcing double standards; therefore, they advocate it wherever it suits them and ignore it wherever it runs counter to their interests or those of their allies. This is a bitter reality that has its roots in the thoughts and convictions dominating the mentality of the big powers and shaping their governance.
The Western intellectuals and theoreticians mostly disregard the social and religious demands of the public and insist on beautifying their thoughts with the terms “liberty” and “freedom” while pursuing inconsistent, discriminatory ends; at the same time, the leftist and Marxian thinkers espouse egalitarianism and equality, but do not succeed in realizing those ideals either. In our perspective, what can address the individual and social needs of the members of human societies are “freedom coupled with ethics” and “economics coupled with justice,” as the criteria which can be realized through commitment to the maxims emphasized in the UN Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Therefore, we’re endeavoring to set our focus on international human rights issues, reprint news stories and conduct exclusive interviews with the scholars and public figures about the violation of human rights and international humanitarian law by the developed states and encourage the public worldwide to persuade their statesmen and decision-makers not to maintain a discriminatory and politically-motivated approach towards the human rights and promote values and opportunities for the other peoples which they favor for their own people.
As a result, while the people’s vote on the ballot box in the European countries is respectable, the votes and aspirations of the people in other parts of the world including Palestine, Bahrain and Yemen are equally worthwhile. Moreover, as the killing of European and U.S. nationals in terrorist incidents is disgusting and reprehensible, the bombing of civilians, the daily killing and mass murdering of citizens and the assassination of political and religious figures and scientists in other parts of the world, including in the turbulent, tumultuous West Asia, carried out by terrorist groups or state sponsors of terrorism is despicable to the same extent, should be criticized and seriously countered. We are convinced that the blood and human identity of all the citizens are, by the same token, dignified and respected.
1- Laying the groundwork for the integration of the capacities of independent lawyers to file lawsuits at the international courts in support of the victims of organized violence and state-sponsored terrorism and those affected by it
2- Encouraging the governments of developed nations to abide by the terms of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and avoid implementing double standards and incongruous policies
3- Supporting the university professors and scholars persecuted, harmed or intimidated by the governments or pressure groups as a result of their human rights advocacy on the global level
4- Setting up a reliable and frequently-updated source of information to collect the viewpoints of distinguished, independent legal and political elites on the international developments for the use of researchers and students studying human rights-related issues
5- Smoothing the way for a robust, fruitful debate between the legal experts of different faiths to discuss the novel thoughts and pillars of Islamic human rights
6- Obtaining the position of advisory contributor to the United Nations
1- Arranging exclusive, in-depth interviews with scholars and intellectuals specializing in human rights, international relations and political science on the current affairs and sociopolitical developments in the international scene
2- Publishing essays and commentaries by the academicians and university professors on the issues within Truth NGO’s areas of interest
3- Carrying reports on the violations of human rights and relevant developments in the developed countries
4- Releasing video clips and documentary footage of the rights violations and the plight of people suffering across the globe
5- Organizing roundtables and attending conferences involving NGOs to examine and analyze the instances of the violation of human rights and international humanitarian law in the developing world
6- Providing well-substantiated and evidenced reports to the fact-finding missions and the United Nations special rapporteurs on human rights issues
7- Developing and publishing shadow reports
8- Inviting the academics, scholars and the representatives of human rights organizations to deliver lectures and present papers in Iran
9- Participating in the gatherings and popular protests against the violators of human rights internationally