Justice For Iran—On the eve of March 8, 2012, an expert panel will meet at the European Parliament to discuss the effects of the human rights related targeted sanctions against Iran and the challenges of the sanctions’ implementation and effectiveness.

Confirmed guests on the panel, to take place at the European Parliament headquarter in Brussels, include McGill University professor of International law Payam Akhavan, Dutch representative in the European Parliament Marietje Shaake, and director of Justice For Iran Shadi Sadr and a representative from the EU External Action Service.

The panellists will in turn offer their expert opinion about the degree of effectiveness so far demonstrated by the sanctions on the improvement of human rights condition in Iran and what they each consider to be challenges of implementing the sanctions as well as what their recommendations are in improving the sanctions to be more effective.

The panel is to take place between 16:00 and 18:00 on March 8, 2012 at the European Parliament headquarters in Brussels and be attended by Members of European Parliament and Iran Experts. Attendance is open to public.