Nargess Tavassolian "received her Bachelor degree in both Civil and Islamic Law in Iran form Shahid Beheshty University. She was called to the Bar in Iran in 2005. She is currently an L.L.M candidate at McGill University. She is conducting her research under the supervision of Dr. Payam Akhavan on the inhuman punishments in Iran and the possibilities for their reform in Iran. Nargess Tavassolian has worked for several NGOs in Iran including: Society for Protecting the Rights of the Child, Mine collaboration Campaign and Center for Defenders of Human Rights. Nargess Tavassolian has a diverse set of research interests including international law, human rights, international criminal law and international humanitarian law."