How can Iran improve its human rights – How can Europe help?

European Foundation for Democracy | European Parliament (Strasbourg) |

On 12 March 2014, the European Foundation for Democracy organised a briefing for MEPs co-hosted by Andrzej Grzyb MEP and press conference at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, on “How can Iran improve its human rights – How can Europe help?”

The panel included Dr Shirin Ebadi, founder of the Centre for Supporters of Human Rights and first Iranian and Muslim woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (2003) in recognition of her efforts to promote democracy and human rights, Ladan Boroumand, Director at the Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation and recipient of the Lech Walesa Prize (2009), shared with Roya Boroumand, Executive Director of the Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation.

EUobserver covered Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi’s recent briefings in Brussels on the human rights situation in Iran, which the European Foundation for Democracy was proud to host.

Link to original article is available here.

About European Foundation for Democracy

The European Foundation for Democracy (EFD) is a Brussels and Berlin-based policy institute that has been working with civil society, academic, governmental and other stakeholders on the prevention of radicalisation for more than a decade. Through our work with these organisations and groups, EFD’s goal is to ensure that the universal values of the Enlightenment – political pluralism, respect for individual rights, government by democracy – remain the founding precepts of European security and prosperity.

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