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Ebadi, Shirin

Born: 1947 AD
Currently alive, at 68 years of age.

Nationality: Persian
Categories: Activists


1947 - Born on the 21st of June in Hamadan, Iran. 1948 - Her family moved to Tehran, Iran. 1965 - She was admitted to the law department, University of Tehran. 1969 - She passed the qualification exams to become a judge. 1970 - She officially started her judging career. 1971 - She received a master's degree in law. 1975 - She became the first woman to preside over a legislative court. 1979 - She was demoted to a secretary at the branch where she previously presided. 1996 - Awarded plate by Human Rights Watch.         - She was awarded a Official spectator of Human Rights Watch. 1999 - She officially accepted case of murder in the Iranian student protest. 2001 - Awarded Rafto Prize, Human Rights Prize in Norway. 2002 - She also drafted the original text of a law against physical abuse of children. 2003 - She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her courageous efforts for democracy and human rights.         - She was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. 2004 - She was awarded a International Democracy Award.         - She was awarded a ‘Lawyer of the Year’ award. 2005 - She presented a lecture titled "The Role of Women in World Peace" in a Woman's Study Review.         - She was voted the world's 12th leading public intellectual in The 2005 Global Intellectuals Poll by Prospect magazine.         - She received The Golden Plate Award by the Academy of Achievement. 2006 - Her first book for a Western audience was released.         - She delivered the Commencement Address at the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A. 2007 - She was the Keynote speaker at The Seventh Annual Atlas Week.         - She gave a presentation on "True Islam: Human Rights and The Roles of Faith" at Loyola University  Chicago.         - She appeared at the Performing Arts Center at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.


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