Elham Aminzadeh

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Elham Aminzadeh
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Special Assistant to the President for Citizenship rights
In office
12 July 2016 – 9 August 2017
President Hassan Rouhani
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Shahindokht Molaverdi
Vice President of Iran
for Legal Affairs
In office
11 August 2013 – 12 July 2016
President Hassan Rouhani
Preceded by Fatemeh Bodaghi
Succeeded by Majid Ansari
Member of Parliament of Iran
In office
28 May 2004 – 28 May 2008
Constituency Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat and Eslamshahr
Majority 521,782[1]
Personal details
Born 1964 (age 53–54)[2]
Shiraz, Iran
Political party Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran (2004)
Principlists Pervasive Coalition (2008)
Alma mater University of Glasgow
Profession Jurist

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 Rouhani on 11 August 2013.[5][9]


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