Adineh Abghari, Lawyer

Adineh is an attorney in law (member of the Iranian Central Bar Associations since 2002). She is specialized in international law, human rights and international arbitration and has worked as a lawyer, legal assistant and researcher in Iran, Canada, Switzerland, the Netherlands and UK.

Adineh has represented her clients before tribunals in civil and criminal cases in Iran and her international experience includes serving as counsel and expert at the United Nations Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights, the International Criminal Court and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. Currently, she works as a senior legal counsel at the Tehran Regional Arbitration Centre.

Adineh holds a LL.B (with distinction) and a Master in Criminal Law from University of Tehran and a MA in Criminology and Women’s Studies from University of Ottawa. She also studied international law at the IHEID in Geneva. During her studies, she was awarded prestigious scholarships from University of Ottawa, United Nations, Hague Academy of International Law, Canadian Research Chair and Davis Foundation.

Adineh is fluent in Farsi, English and French.