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Delaram  Farzaneh

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.

Dr. Delaram Farzaneh, S.J.D., is a human rights scholar and lawyer from Iran.  Currently she is an adjunct law professor at Golden Gate University School of Law and a Visiting Scholar at UC Davis School of Law.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Law in Iran and after coming to the United States, she received her first LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Comparative Law, and a second LL.M. and Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) degrees in International Legal Studies. She continued her scholarship at the NYU School of Law’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice where her first scholarly book was published. Her book, Judgeships in Iran: Step down You Are a Woman: A Legal Analysis of International Human Rights, is a comprehensive analysis of the role of gender within the legal and political system in Iran that results in widespread discriminatory practices against women. Passionate about the rule of law and human rights, she has published numerous articles that analyze issues surrounding women and international human rights.

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)