Elham Aminzadeh
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Elham Aminzadeh

Elham Aminzadeh
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Special Assistant to the President for Citizenship rights

12 July 2016 - 9 August 2017
PresidentHassan Rouhani
Position established
Shahindokht Molaverdi
Vice President of Iran
for Legal Affairs

11 August 2013 - 12 July 2016
PresidentHassan Rouhani
Fatemeh Bodaghi
Majid Ansari
Member of Parliament of Iran

28 May 2004 - 28 May 2008
ConstituencyTehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr
Personal details
Born1964 (age 54–55)[2]
Shiraz, Iran
Political partyAlliance of Builders of Islamic Iran (2004)
Principlists Pervasive Coalition (2008)
Alma materUniversity of Glasgow

Elham Aminzadeh is an Iranian academic, lawmaker and the former assistant to President Hassan Rouhani in citizenship rights. She was formerly vice president in legal affairs.


Aminzadeh holds a PhD in law from the University of Glasgow in 1997.[3] The title of her PhD thesis is "the United Nations and international peace and security: a legal and practical analysis".[3]


Aminzadeh worked as assistant professor of law at the University of Tehran and her speciality is in the fields of international public law, energy law and human rights.[4][5] She also taught at the School of International Relations, Allameh Tabatabaei University[6] and Imam Sadegh University.[7] She served at the seventh term of the Majlis as a lawmaker from 2004 to 2008.[7][8] She was the deputy head of the Majlis's national security and foreign policy committee.[7]

She was appointed vice president for legal affairs by Hassan Rohani on 11 August 2013 after Hassan Rohani, Iranian President, promised to support the participation of women in the Iranian society.[5][9][10]


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  2. ^ Profile
  3. ^ a b "The United Nations and international peace and security: A legal and practical analysis". University of Glasgow. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ "Faculty Members". University of Tehran. Archived from the original on 15 September 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Iranian President appoints a woman, Elham Aminzadeh, as Vice President for Legal Affairs". Payvand. IRNA. 12 August 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  6. ^ Ladane Nasseri (13 August 2013). "Rohani Picks Female Vice-President After Vow to Back Women". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2013.
  7. ^ a b c Esfandiari Esfandiari (13 August 2013). "Perhaps Bowing To Pressure, Rohani Appoints Woman To Iranian Cabinet". Radio Free Europe. Retrieved 2013.
  8. ^ "New Vice Presidents Appointed In Iran". Haberler (News). 12 August 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  9. ^ "Iran's Rouhani Appoints Female Vice-President in New Cabinet". Fars News. 12 August 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  10. ^ "Rohani Picks Female Vice-President After Vow to Back Women". Bloomberg.com. 13 August 2013. Retrieved 2018.

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