Elham Aminzadeh

Member, Iran’s Supreme Council of Space

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

An Iranian academic, lawmaker and the current assistant to President Hassan Rouhani in citizenship rights. She was formerly vice president in legal affairs. She is the first woman to hold the post for legal affairs in the country.

She worked as assistant professor of law at the University of Tehran and her specialty is in the fields of international public law, energy law and human rights. She also taught at the School of International Relations, Allameh Tabatabaei University and Imam Sadegh University.

She served at the 7th term of the Parliament as a lawmaker from 2004 to 2008. She was the deputy head of the Parliament national security and foreign policy committee.

Aminzadeh was appointed vice president for legal affairs by Hassan Rouhani on 11 August 2013. She named by President Rouhani as one of three new members to Iran’s Supreme Council of Space since August 2016.