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Delaram Farzaneh

Visiting Fellow

Dr. Delaram Farzaneh, S.J.D., is a human rights scholar and lawyer. Her research focuses on a range of human rights issues in Iran. This includes comprehensive scholarship on women's rights. Her newly published book, Judgeships in Iran: Step Down, You are a Woman - A Legal Analysis of International Human Rights, is a comprehensive critique of Iran’s gender-based discrimination against women.

Delaram Farzaneh is a Fellow of the Freedom Project at Wellesley College. She holds two LL.M (Master of Laws) and a Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) in international legal studies. Her academic work and publications in its core addresses international human rights and women’s rights in Iran. Her newly published book Judgeships in Iran: Step Down, You are a Woman—A Legal Analysis of International Human Rights, is a comprehensive critique of Iran’s gender-based discrimination against women from the various perspectives of domestic and comparative law, Islamic jurisprudence, and international human rights laws, within a historical context.

As part of her contribution to the Freedom Project, in addition to her work on women’s rights, she will be expanding her scholarly work on freedom of expression as one of the most fundamental human rights principles. This will include the crucial role of freedom of expression in academia and protecting human rights and principles.

Scholarly Book:

Judgeships in Iran: Step Down You are a Woman: An Analysis of International Human Rights

Law Review Article:

 "One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: A Brief History of Legal Discriminations against Women in Iran and the Violations of International Human Rights"    

Law School Faculty of Law Online Forum:

 "Iran’s Presidential Charade: Women Out or In?," Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog (July 21, 2017) 

"Iran’s Criminalization of Human Rights Defenders: The Case of Narges Mohammadi," Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog (Jan 12, 2017) 

"The Boomerang Effect: National Security, Human Rights and Iran," NYU School of Law, Just Security (Mar 21, 2017)