Watch the “NASRIN” Sotoudeh Film Seminar held 4 December | Event recording

UPDATE 9 December 2020: Recording of the seminar (off this site)

UPDATE: 4 December 2020:  Iran: Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh Sent Back to Prison on 1 December 2020. Joint Statement

Seminar – “NASRIN” Sotoudeh Film

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 license to practice 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 5 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.


  • Jeff Kaufman (director “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)

Friday 4 December 2020: 16.30 – 18.00 (UK time)

Recording of the Event (off this site)

See the film: UK and Ireland – NASRIN premieres online at the Global Health Film Festival, 1 – 6 December 2020: (also lists screenings in other countries).


This event is organized by the Law Society of England and Wales and the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute. The event is co-sponsored by:

  • Abogacía Española – Consejo General
  • 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
  • UIA-IROL (Institute for the Rule of the International Association of Lawyers)
  • Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada
  • Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales
  • Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights

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