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5/24/03

Iran's Parliament to examine draft on membership in anti-torture convention

The draft on Iran's membership in the anti-torture convention will be examined in this week's Majlis open sessions, IRNA reported from Tehran.

According to the text of the convention banning torture and any other type of punishment as well as inhuman and humiliating behavior, the member states are required to take effective legal, administrative and judicial steps to block torture in the domain of their legal authorities.

The assessment of the draft on Iran's membership in the convention banning discrimination against women, which was earlier approved by Majlis Cultural Commission, is also on Majlis agenda of the current week.

Meanwhile, MPs are scheduled to attend a special ceremony commemorating the demise anniversary of the late Imam Khomeini and the anniversary of the inauguration of the sixth term of Majlis on Tuesday.

Examination of the draft on revision of articles on Majlis internal by-law, which is referred to by MPs as the draft prompting the ministers to be responsive is also on this week's agenda of the parliament.

According to the draft, if a minister fails to convince the MP who has posed a question, the Majlis speaker will pass the issue to Majlis Commission on Article 90 or the related specialized commission.

The commission is required to examine the issue and submit its report to Majlis in 15 days.

The ministers of education, interior, health, treatment and medical education as well as foreign affairs are to appear before Majlis in the current week to reply to the questions raised by MP from Neishabour Mohammad-Reza Dowlatabadi, MP from Semirom Seyed Keramatollah Emadi, MP from Khodabandeh Morovatollah Partow and MP from Tabriz Akbar Alami.

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