Dr Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran, delivers the guest lecture ‘Raising the bar: Iran and the Human Rights Council’.
Dr Shaheed is an internationally recognised expert on foreign policy, international diplomacy, democratisation and human rights reform especially in Muslim States. He has twice held the Office of Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Maldives, a position he used to promote human rights standards and norms. During his time in government, he played a leading role in the Maldives democratic transition and in its human rights reform process over a period of transition from a thirty-year-old autocracy with widespread human rights abuses, to a Muslim democracy which, in 2010, became a Member of the United Nations Human Rights Council with a record number of votes. In April 2009, the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy in Washington presented him with the “Muslim Democrat of the Year Award,” and in 2010, the President of Albania awarded him the “Medal of Gratitude” for his contribution to peace and human rights in the Balkans.
This Human Rights Law Centre Annual Lecture 2015 will be chaired by HRLC Co-Director Professor David Harris.
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22 January — 13 March 2022
29 — 31 January 2022