Taimoor aliassi

Taimoor Aliassi is the Executive Director and UN Representative of the Kurdistan Human Rights-Geneva (KMMK-G). Mr. Aliassi is a Swiss citizen with a Kurdish background from Iran, the country he left after the 1979 revolution. He studied at the Geneva Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) and obtained a Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action with a specialization in international law.

As the co-founder of KMMK-G, and currently co-chair of Impact Iran (a coalition of 17 international non-governmental organisations), Taimoor strives to promote democracy, respect for human rights and social development in Kurdistan of Iran and beyond. He advocates frequently at the United Nations, as well as across parliaments, governments and non-governmental organisations. A regular speaker at international conferences, he also builds coalitions with human rights defenders, as well as being a frequent commentator in the media (BBC, VOA, DW, Iran International TV, RTS, SFR, France Info, Le Temps, Tdg,  K24, Rudaw TV, NRT tv, Al -Arabiya, Al-Hadath, etc).

Taimoor focuses on challenging all forms of discrimination, especially against people from ethnic and religious minorities in the region, advocating against the death penalty and promoting the rights of women and children. In March 2014, Taimoor co-authored a book called on the death penalty in Iran published by Ensemble Contre la Peine de Mort (ECPM). At the local level, he was an elected official for the Geneva City Council (2015-2020).

Executive director and Representative to the UN of the association Kurdistan Human Rights Association-Geneva (KMMK-G)
Participation in the sessions of the Forum