A/RES/73/181 United Nations General Assembly Distr.: General 15 January 2019 Seventy-third session Agenda item 74 (c) Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 17 December 2018 [on the report of the Third Committee (A/73/589/Add.3)] 73/181. Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran The General Assembly, Guided by the Charter of the United Nations, as well as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1 the International Covenants on Human Rights 2 and other international human rights instruments, Recalling its previous resolutions on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, the most recent of which is resolution 72/189 of 19 December 2017, 1. Takes note of the report of the Secretary-General submitted pursuant to resolution 72/189 3 and the report of the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, 4 submitted pursuant to Council resolution 37/30 of 23 March 2018; 5 2. Recalls the pledges made by the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran with regard to improving the human rights situation in the country; 3. Welcomes the amendments made to the Anti-Narcotics Law, passed in October 2017, which eliminated the mandatory imposition of the death penalty for certain drug-related offences and which have so far led to a significant drop in drug related executions, while noting that many cases still have yet to be reviewed in accordance with those amendments, and encourages those within the judiciary who are responsible for applying the law to continue to convert drug -related death sentences to prison terms; __________________ 1 2 3 4 5 18-22277 (E) Resolution 217 A (III). Resolution 2200 A (XXI), annex. A/73/299. A/73/398. See Official Records of the General Assembly, Seventy-third Session, Supplement No. 53 (A/73/53), chap. IV, sect. A. 170119 *1822277*

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