Ending Impunity in Iran

by Kaveh Moussavi

Ending Impunity in Iran

by Kaveh Moussavi
Kaveh Moussavi
Case Owner
I am Kaveh Moussavi. For decades, I have campaigned against the death penalty, and for democracy, human rights and the rule of law.
Funded
on 04th December 2019
£37,132
pledged of £60,000 stretch target from 700 pledges
Kaveh Moussavi
Case Owner
I am Kaveh Moussavi. For decades, I have campaigned against the death penalty, and for democracy, human rights and the rule of law.

Latest: June 26, 2020

Update on Ending Impunity in Iran

New campaign launched: https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/iran-black-november/

Since our last update, the Coronavirus pandemic has disrupted lives across the globe.  The situation in Iran is …

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We are raising funds to set up a non-profit Foundation to pursue justice, accountability and redress for alleged violations of international law and human rights abuses by Iran and its proxies.

Who am I?

I am Kaveh Moussavi.  For decades, I have campaigned against the death penalty, and for democracy, human rights and the rule of law.   With my legal team at McCue and Partners LLP, we are working to investigate allegations of international crimes and human rights abuses by the state of Iran and its proxies.  

The McCue team and I recently submitted representations and evidence to Swedish authorities that, in November 2019, led to the arrest and detention of Hamid NOURY, an Iranian suspected of crimes against international law.  That was the first and only time that a suspect has been arrested in relation the notorious 1988 ‘Prison Massacres’ in Iran, when some 5000 dissidents were summarily executed by Iranian authorities. 

What are we doing?

With the legal team at McCue, we continue to work on the NOURY case.  We are also working on other cases of alleged violations of international law by Iran and its proxies and preparing necessary and appropriate legal actions to bring the perpetrators to justice.

We urgently need your support! Please contribute and share this page  on social media and via email now.

I am establishing a non-profit Foundation, with McCue’s support, in response to numerous unsolicited pledges in light of our work on the NOURY case, and because of the urgent need for resources to pursue justice and accountability for historic and on-going violations.  We are raising £30,000 needed to set up the Foundation.  

Allegations of crimes against humanity are arising on a daily basis. An acute crisis in Iran has exploded since NOURY’S arrest. Civil protests have been violently suppressed with lethal force. Hundreds have been killed, and thousands detained or disappeared. The state has indicated that mass summary executions are planned. All available legal avenues need to be pursued, to prevent and prosecute these grave allegations of crimes and human rights abuses.

What are we trying to achieve? 

The Foundation will stand against impunity.  It will promote freedom, tolerance and the rule of law in Iran.  The Foundation will support investigations and legal actions, pursuing justice, accountability and redress for Iranian crimes against international law, human rights abuses and violations of humanitarian law.

What are the next steps? 

The Foundation will be incorporated.  All funds donated will be used to cover the costs of incorporation, to develop a strategic plan, and to continue our vital work on ending impunity in Iran.

Thank you for your generosity and support!

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Update 2

Kaveh Moussavi

June 26, 2020

Update on Ending Impunity in Iran

New campaign launched: https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/iran-black-november/

Since our last update, the Coronavirus pandemic has disrupted lives across the globe.  The situation in Iran is reported to be dire.  Here, ‘lockdown’ has delayed progress somewhat.

Nevertheless, we are delighted that “Ending Impunity Limited” (EIL), a non-profit company, has been incorporated, and funds have been applied to start-up activities.  EIL’s Articles of Association stipulate that it is charitable company and that the directors do not receive a salary.

A second fundraising round has been launched here to support urgent new cases, and EIL’s mission going forward.

What we are doing

Our substantive work on the Noury case has all but finished, as Swedish prosecutors and war crimes investigators take it forward.  Noury is detained pending trial.  We keep a ‘watching brief’ and await news of a trial date.

Thanks to your generous support, EIL has been set up, charity lawyers have been instructed to apply for Charity Commission registration, and external accountants have been retained.  We are working on EIL’s strategic plan, and compliance procedures and protocols.  Appointment of additional directors will bring strength and diversity to the board.  In the coming months, we will assemble an expert advisory committee, and will launch EIL’s website and social media channels.

EIL’s Objects

EIL’s objects reflect our mission to end impunity for international crimes and human rights violations, including by 

  • monitoring and pursuing justice for violations of international law, criminal law, and human rights;
  • obtaining redress for, and relieving need amongst, victims of persecution, crimes, and human rights abuses;
  • commenting on human rights laws, and providing technical advice to governmental and non-governmental entities;
  • conducting research on, and promoting respect for, international law, human rights and the rule of law;
  • international advocacy against legal impunity and for the protection and promotion of human rights.

Call to action

There is much work to do.  We have been approached about numerous new cases, alleging serious human rights violations, some of which warrant urgent investigation.

A second fundraising round has been launched, to support these new investigations.  Any residue will be transferred to EIL’s general fund, to realise its longer-term objectives.

Details of the new fund are here.  Please spread the word about this campaign, and EIL’s mission to end impunity!

News and updates

This fund page is closed to donations.  We will post updates periodically.



Update 1

Kaveh Moussavi

Jan. 3, 2020

Update from the team

When we launched our Crowd Justice campaign, our target was to raise £30,000 within 30 days.  We are delighted to share with you the good news that we have exceeded that target.  We can now set up the foundation.  We are already working on active and new cases.


We have received numerous messages of support, as well as direct reports from victims, relatives and survivors of alleged grave violations of international law by the Iranian regime and its proxies.  Especially to those people, we are deeply grateful to you for placing your trust in us.

What can you do?

Please continue to share this page and spread the word about our fundraising campaign.  With new grave allegations emerging on a daily basis, there is no doubt that the funds are much needed, so the foundation can pursue justice and accountability.  The Crowd Justice fund remains open for donations.  We have extended our target to £60,000.  All funds raised will go directly to supporting the establishment of the foundation and our work on active investigations and cases.

What are we doing?

As well as working on the case that resulted in Noury’s arrest in Sweden in November, we continue to work on other active cases.  Now, with the funds already generously donated, we can set up the non-profit foundation. We will incorporate the foundation as a non-profit company, with a board of director-trustees. A strategic plan will be adopted setting out the foundation’s aims and objectives.  We will be looking into registration with the Charity Commission for England & Wales.

The foundation will, by complying with UK legal requirements to file corporate reports and accounts, be transparent and accountable.  These objectives and obligations will be balanced with the need to respect due process, legal confidentiality and data protection laws, and vital protection of vulnerable witnesses and victims in legal cases.

News and updates

In due course, we will post further information about the launch of the foundation, including the foundation's name, and details of its web and social media platforms.  We will invite those donors who are interested to opt-in to receiving regular updates about the foundation’s work.

Thank you once again for your generous support.



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