Speakers at the gathering included 2003 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Head of Center for Defenders of Human Rights Shirin Ebadi and Head of Faculty of UNESCO Human Rights at Shahid Beheshti University Amir Arjomand.
...Shahid Beheshti University professor Dr. Amir Arjomand, too, focussed on aftermaths of the UN General Assembly's recent human rights resolution against Iran. He
said, "Unlike the previous cases when the resolutions were passed by the UN Human Rights Commission
, this time it was directly proposed and passed by the General Assembly."
The head of Faculty of UNESCO Human Rights at Shahid Beheshti University
reiterated, "Discerning the effects and aftermaths of this resolution depends on understanding the changing international relations, whose axis is observing the human rights." Dr. Arjomand
said, "A new world order is taking shape, whose core is abiding by the human rights."
Referring to the major characteristic of the emerging new world order, he
said, "Under the new conditions of the international community, the violation of human rights equals violation of the obligatory international laws, and no country is permitted to do so."
The human rights professor reiterated, "The international public order is above the will of those who have to abide by it, and under such conditions the governments are not the sole representatives of nations to be able to define the human rights to their liking, relying on their own special laws."Referring to the situation after the passage of the resolution in question, he
said, "This resolution was the first step aimed at obliging the governments to yield to the emerging new world order, calling upon the government and others under the international laws to abide by that order's demands."