Women, Life, Freedom: Have international lawyers run out of words?

Author: Zan Azadi
Published: 10.10.2022
We have entered the fourth week into the Iranian protests (under the moto of “women, life, freedom” ) sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman from Iranian Kurdistan, following her arrest by the Iranian morality police for allegedly breaching the veiling laws. Since then, Amnesty International has reported that the government’s ultra-violent response to demonstrations has led to the death of at least 52 people, with hundreds injured and an increasing number, as we speak, of journalists, artists, and students detained. It should not be a surprise that international legal scholars with Iranian roots might be holding…