Shirin Ebadi at the Oxford Union
- Event Start: 16th February 2017, 5:00pm
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* To ballot for a place at the meet and greet with Shirin Ebadi, click here: https://goo.gl/forms/eWL20kQ0SIYjKQkh1 The ballot will close at noon on Wednesday 15 February 2017. * Shirin Ebadi The first Iranian Nobel Peace Prize Laureate The first ever Iranian woman judge, Shirin Ebadi became President of Tehran City Court before all female judges were demoted upon the Islamic Revolution. In the aftermath of this injustice, she worked as an academic and eventually resumed legal practice, working for women and children and defending other dissidents pro bono. Her efforts to advance human rights earned her a Nobel Peace Prize, but she now lives in exile, continuing to criticise oppression by the authorities while opposing Western interference in Iran.