Seminar: Nasrin Sotoudeh film panel, 4 December

Nasrin Sotoudeh is renowned worldwide for her work as a lawyer in Iran. She has represented women’s rights defenders, religious minorities, and minors sentenced with the death penalty. Iranian authorities have tried to prevent her from carrying out her professional duties as a lawyer.

Nasrin has had her licence to practise revoked and has been arrested and imprisoned on multiple occasions. In 2018, she was sentenced to 33 years' imprisonment and 148 lashes, which caused an international outcry.

She has been in prison now for almost 2.5 years and was on hunger strike for five weeks demanding the release of political prisoners at risk of COVID-19 infection. Nasrin was recently granted medical leave and is under house arrest.

The documentary 'Nasrin' celebrates her work, her courage and her relentless fight for justice in Iran. We are holding an online seminar on 4 December 2020 to celebrate the film's release.


  • Nasrin Sotoudeh/Reza Khandan (Nasrin Sotoudeh’s husband)
  • Jeff Kaufman (director of 'Nasrin') and Marcia Ross (producer)
  • Hossein Ahmadiniaz (Iranian lawyer)
  • Baroness Helena Kennedy QC (Director, IBA Human Rights Institute)

Moderated by: Dr Marina Brilman, international human rights adviser, Law Society of England and Wales


International Bar Association Human Rights InstituteThis event is co-sponsored by:

  • the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE)
  • Paris Bar
  • Conseil national des barreaux (CNB)
  • International Observatory for Lawyers in Danger
  • Lawyers for Lawyers

See the film

'Nasrin' premieres online at the Global Health Film Festival, 1 to 6 December 2020. 

Find out more 

Register to attend the seminar

Date: Friday 4 December 2020

Time: 4.30pm to 6pm (UK time)

Cost: Free

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