Saeed Bagheri

Dr. Saeed Bagheri is a Max Weber Post-doctoral Fellow in the Law Department, European University Institute (EUI), Florence. His main research interests focus on human rights, armed conflicts, nuclear law and international peace and security.

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The US ‘Snapback Sanctions’ on Iran Tantamount to Crimes Against Humanity

The US ‘Snapback Sanctions’ on Iran Tantamount to Crimes Against Humanity

In 2015, Iran agreed a long-term Nuclear Deal on its nuclear programme with the world powers known as the P5+1 - the US, UK, France, China, Russia and Germany. The deal formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) ...
Iranian Nationalism Does Not Accommodate Ethnic Minorities

Iranian Nationalism Does Not Accommodate Ethnic Minorities

As a matter of human rights, everybody has a right to education in their mother language as the basis for sustained success; however, the Iranian minorities, particularly the Turkic minorities (the largest ethnic minority group of ...
Turkish Local Elections: What Does the Delayed Declaration of Election Results Mean?

Turkish Local Elections: What Does the Delayed Declaration of Election Results Mean?

While nearly three weeks have passed since local elections were held in Turkey on 31st March 2019, the Turkish Supreme Electoral Council has not issued any statement on the election results in two major cities of the country – ...
Civilian Victims of the Conflicts Over Oil Refineries in Kirkuk

Civilian Victims of the Conflicts Over Oil Refineries in Kirkuk

On 15 September the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (KRG) held an independence referendum, in which a majority of the non-Kurdish people of the disputed oil-rich city of Kirkuk did not participate. Kurdish Peshmerga forces took control of ...
An Iraqi Kurdish Independence Referendum

An Iraqi Kurdish Independence Referendum

On 15 September 2017, the Iraqi Kurdish parliament voted to hold an independence referendum in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region, and today, that referendum is taking place. Western and regional powers ― including Baghdad, Turkey, ...
Women in the Iranian Labour Market: Infringement of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Women in the Iranian Labour Market: Infringement of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Regardless of the fact that women have a very significant contribution to make to national production, employment generation and civil and economic society, women in Iran continue to be discriminatorily excluded from equal ...
Can President Rouhani Promote Human Rights in Iran?

Can President Rouhani Promote Human Rights in Iran?

Moderate President Rouhani was re-elected President of Iran on 19 May 2017. In spite of his biggest achievement during his first term presidency —the Nuclear Deal reached on 14 July 2015 between Iran,  the P5+1 and the EU in ...
Is the Turkish Constitutional Referendum a Reflection of Democracy?

Is the Turkish Constitutional Referendum a Reflection of Democracy?

The constitutional referendum was held on 16 April in Turkey. In this referendum, the majority of Turkish people said “yes” to the constitutional amendments through which the Turkish governmental system should be changed to a ...
Derogating from Fundamental Human Rights under the Turkish State of Emergency

Derogating from Fundamental Human Rights under the Turkish State of Emergency

Five days after the coup failed on 15 July 2016 in Turkey, the Turkish government declared a state of emergency from 21 July 2016 for a period of ninety days, pursuant to Article 120 of the Turkish Constitution of 1982. On 19 October ...