Tayebeh (Leila) Asadi is an independent scholar who has taught human rights at Payame Noor University, worked on family law with the women’s movement in Iran, collaborated with the UNESCO Chair for Human Rights, Peace, and Democracy of Shahid Beheshti University, and assisted the Association for Protection of Refugee Women and Children (to help Afghan and Iraqi refugees who reside in Iran).
At the Radcliffe Institute, Asadi will continue to research and work on the realization of women’s rights as part of the international human rights agenda. Her research focuses on how international mechanisms can work together to achieve gender justice. Focusing on sex crimes committed in Libya, she will study cases of the International Criminal Court, defining judgments and punishments for sex crimes committed during armed conflicts. Asadi hopes to advance her knowledge about the human rights system in order to promote women's rights within Iran while also making international connections with programs, scholars, and activists to bring about change.
Asadi holds a master’s in international law from Mofid University in Iran.