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Separate Human Rights for Muslims? - Shirin Ebadi

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Uploaded on Mar 11, 2009

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/02/02/Shirin_Ebad...

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi rejects cultural relativism and the proposal of an Islamic Declaration of Human Rights. Ebadi says that, without a universal standard, basic human rights cannot be protected.

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Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, a renowned advocate for democracy and human rights in Iran, discusses the state of civil society and strategies the US can use to engage with Iran.

Shirin Ebadi is an Iranian lawyer, human rights activist and founder of Children's Rights Support Association in Iran. On October 10, 2003, Ebadi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her significant and pioneering efforts for democracy and human rights, especially women's, children's, and refugee rights. She is the first Iranian to receive the prize.

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