Maurice Copithorne, QC - 1931 -2019

                                                                                            22 February 2019


Iran Tribunal announces the sad news of death of Professor Maurice Copithorne QC. who passed away in Vancouver Canada, earlier this week.

Mr. Copithorne served as the Chairman of the Truth Commission of Iran Tribunal (June 2012) and appeared before the Judges of Iran Tribunal in The Hague as expert witness (October 2012).

Mr. Copithorne worked tirelessly in defense of human rights in Iran and rights of the political prisoners during his term as the UN Human Rights Special Rapporteur for Iran (1995-2002) and thereafter.  He was a beacon of hope for the political prisoners in Iran.

Iran Tribunal mourns his death and wishes members of his family a long life.


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