Masoud  Noori

Dr. Seyed Masoud Noori is a former Faculty member of Department of Law, Mofid University (Qom, Iran); a Member of the Academic Council of the Center for Human Rights Studies (CHRS); and a member of Council Law Clinic at that university. His work experience includes working with UNICEF, UNDP, and the ICRC, as well as International Bar Association (IBA). Before joining CSIME, Dr. Noori was a Senior Scholar in Residence at Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHR&GJ) at New York University School of Law. In 2011 he was a visiting scholar at the Irish center for human rights (National University of Ireland, Galway) and in 2012 he taught as a visiting professor at Emory Law School as well. In April of 2007 he and his colleagues in CHRS founded the first academic legal clinic in Iran.In addition to a Ph.D in private law, he has more than 20 years of experience in studying, teaching, and researching Islam—especially the Shi’a school—at Qom seminary, one of the most important seminaries in the Muslim world. He has served as Deputy Director and Director of Research and Education for the CHRS. Dr. Noori’s interests include comparative studies between Islam (with special emphasis on the Shi’a school) and International Human Rights Law, and legal clinical education.

Selected Papers and Publications including but not limited to:


1-Religious Leaders and Confronting Violence against Children: An Islamic Approach, UNICEF, Tehran, (ISBN: 987-964-8319-09-5) 2008

2-Bibliography of History & Philosophy of the Islamic Jurisprudence and Law, (with SeyedAbd -ol- Mottaleb Ahmad-zade), Bustan-e Ketab Publication, Qom, (ISBN: 964-424-887-2) 2001

Books Chapters

1- “Right to education” The Rights of the Child: A Comparative Study of Islam and International Instruments (A Collection of Papers) UNICEF, Tehran, in press

2- “International Humanitarian Law, The Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict A Study on Iran’s Accession to the Protocol” Islam and International Humanitarian Law, ICRC Vol .2, P5 82-592, Qom, 2008

3-“Necessity Educational Strategies of OIC Member States, Drafting and Recommendations” Set Articles of Religious Reformation, Tehran, 2004

4 -“Virtual (Cyber) University: Dos and Don’ts” Set Articles of first national conference on: Virtual University and Distance education, Morsal Press, Kashan, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

1- Fetus (jurisprudence, legal and ethical views), Encyclopedia of the World of Islam, Vol. 11, P2 31-236, Tehran, 2007

2-Insanity, Encyclopedia of the World of Islam, Vol. 11, P 192- 207, Tehran, 2007

3-Established rules (innovative law in Islam) [Compared the laws that existed before Islam have been approved by Islam], Encyclopedia of the World of Islam, Vol. 6, P 269-271, Tehran, 2001


  1. From “International Day of Happiness”  to “The International Day for the Right to the Truth”  Wednesday, March 20, 2014
  2. “On the Election of new members to the Human Rights Council by the UN General Assembly” Wednesday, November 19, 2013
  3. “Iran’s Nuclear Program & International Double Standards” Monday, November 11, 2013
  4. “The Legal Basis for Pursuing War Compensation (In Case of Iraq’s War against Iran)” Tuesday , November 5, 2013
  5. “Juridical-Critical Review of the New Iranian legislation on Marriage between Adoptive Parents and Adopted Children”, Friday, October 18, 2013 7395 & Sunday, October 20, 2013
  6. “Discrimination against Children, Understanding the Concept and Providing the Definition Through a Comparative Study of the International Human Rights Instruments”, Comparative Law Journal, No 85, Pp. 131-144, Summer 2011
  7. “The Children’s Right to Social Identity and Its Relationship to the Parents’ Prior Right to Choose the Kind of Education and Training Given to Their Children”, Human Rights Journal, No 7, Pp. 65-82 Spring-Summer 2009
  8. “Domestic Violence against Children: Nature, Reason and Some Solutions for Its Treatment in the Light of Legal Attempts”, Human Rights Journal, No 4-5, Pp. 35-54 Fall-Winter 2007 and Spring-Summer 2008
  9. “Optional Protocol on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography: A Study on Iran’s Accession to the Protocol”, Human Rights Journal, No 3, Pp. 39-56 Spring-Summer 2007
  10. “University legal Clinics: Their Nature, Justification and prospects”, Human Rights Journal, No 3, Pp. 129-136 Spring-Summer 2007
  11. “Education by Tomorrow’s methods – About new techniques and training methods, Journal of Methods, No 4, Winter 2006
  12. “E-commerce and Its Legal principles, with Emphasis on the Iranian E-commerce Law”, Hawzah and University Journal, No 44, Pp. 107-130, Fall 2005
  13. “Cultural Rights and the City of Najaf”, Culture and Research Journal, Pp. 3-5, September 2004
  14. “Theme and Feature of Persian books on Comparative Islam and Human Rights” (Published in 1960-1980) Social Science Monthly Review-Iranian Book Review and Information Journal, No 77, Pp. 54-61, March 2004
  15. “Political Philosophy of Shi’ism in the Thoughts of Mirza-ye Na’eini”, Social Science Monthly Review-Iranian Book Review and Information Journal, No 73-74, Pp. 31-37, November-December 2003
  16. “The life of Sheikh Fazollah Nouri and a Juxtaposition of his Thoughts with the Ideas of Mirza-ye Na’eini”,  Social Science Monthly Review-Iranian Book Review and Information Journal, No 73-74, Pp. 79-85, November-December 2003
  17. “From Annotations on Iranian Civil Code Toward Its Rewrite”, Hawzah And University Journal, No 36, Pp. 174 -185, Fall 2003
  18. “Juridical Analysis on Sales with not Specified but Determinable Price”, Nameh-Ye-Mofid, No 22, Pp. 33-70, Summer 2000
  19. “Ideas and Scientific Work of Professor Flatoury (Iranian philosopher and theologian)”, Religion Monthly Review-Iranian Book Review and Information Journal, No 30-31, Pp3-7, April-May 2000