North Carolina Journal of International Law

"Connecting North Carolina to the World of International Law"


UN Response to Iranian Protests

By: Hannah Manning On December 28, 2017, protests broke out in Mashhad, in Northern Iran.[1] The protests originated as a response to the country’s economic situation and “the high prices of basic goods like eggs, which saw a 40 percent jump in price.” [2] Though the protests began fairly peacefully, violence quickly escalated.[3] Over the next week, protests erupted in…