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Iran: hijab protests reflect society-wide anger at regime which trashes rule of law and human rights

By Saeed Bagheri, Lecturer in International Law, University of Reading
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The death of Mahsa Amini at the hands of Iran’s morality police in September for not wearing the hijab properly was a fracturing point, prompting Iranian women to come on to the streets en masse to protest the regime’s violence and injustice.

But our understanding of these protests should not be narrowly restricted to the rights of women. More broadly, they are a reaction to the absence of democracy and the rule of law in Iran on one hand, and the abuse…The Conversation


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