Law and democracy in future Iran: Woman, life and freedom

The ‘Woman, Life, Freedom’ revolution in Iran is unprecedented in the nation’s history. It is raising questions about how to lay new foundations for a sustainable democracy in Iran. This online discussion with 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr Shirin Ebadi explored themes concerning human rights, law and democracy in future Iran.


  • Dr Shirin Ebadi, the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner, is a legal scholar, former Iranian judge, and long-standing defender of women’s rights and equality in Iran. She is and has been a source of inspiration for generations of Iranian women.
  • Gloriz Ghahraman is a Member of the New Zealand Parliament.
  • Dr Negar Partow from Massey University is an expert in security studies and in Middle East politics and religion.

The session was moderated by Faraz Maghami, international public and human rights law expert.

This event was hosted and supported by the International Community of Iranian Academics (ICOIA), the Australian Human Rights Institute at UNSW Sydney, and New Zealand’s Massey University.