By: Mir M.Hosseini
Born in Hamedan in 1949, Shirin Ebadi studied law and obtained a doctorate in private law from Tehran University in 1971 but could not practice until 1992 when she succeeded in obtaining a lawyer's licence and set up her own law office. She accepted to defend some national cases such as representing the families of the serial murders victims Dariush and Parvaneh Forouhar and Ezzat Ebrahiminejad, killed during the attack on the university dormitory. She also wrote many books on various subjects such as "The Rights of Women", "Children’s Comparative Law", " Tradition and Modernity", "History and Documentation of Human Rights in Iran", "The Rights of Refugees" and " The Rights of the Child". Mrs. Ebadi received her Nobel peace prize in 2003 in Norway.