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Samaneh Shabani

Samaneh is a young international law and human rights’ law scholar from Iran. She has her PhD in public international law from
University of Tehran. She also has been qualified with advanced studies on transitional justice, human rights and the rule of law
within the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.

Her main areas of focus is on the rights of people with disabilities, gender and disability, human rights, and justice and peace. She accumulated invaluable experiences working as trainer, project manager, and advocacy assistant with some renowned national
and international organizations, such as Humanity & Inclusion, and United Nations’ Development Program.

Of her achievements, is the recently published book on domestic violence against women with disabilities and their access to justice through the lens of international human rights’ law. This book is in Persian, and has been a successful attempt to break the academic silence on situation of women with disabilities in Iranian academic communities.

Finally, in her recent interview with the United Nations Sustainable Development Group, Samaneh shared her ideas and research experiences on domestic violence, gender and disability.