Film 1 : Live Q6 A Session after Dr Ebadi's Testimonial for Global Justice - Women: Actors of Change and Development during the Humanizing Globilazation Zermatt Summit 2011. Theme of the day : Out of the Crisis with a New Leadership.
Shirin Ebadi J.D. was awarded the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to promote human rights, especially those of women, children and political prisoners in Iran. She was the first Muslim woman to have received the Nobel Peace Prize, and only the fifth to win the award in any field. Dr Ebadi was one of the first female judges in Iran. She served as president of the city court of Tehran from 1975 to 1979 and was the first Iranian woman to achieve Chief Justice status. After dismissal in wake of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, she was made a clerk in the court she once presided over, until petitioning for early retirement. After obtaining her lawyer's license in 1992, Dr Ebadi set up private practice and defended numerous political dissidents resulting in her arrest on many occasions. She has also established many non-governmental organizations in Iran, including the Million Signatures Campaign to demand an end to legal discrimination against women in Iranian law. Dr Ebadi is a university professor and has published 13 books and over 70 articles dedicated to human rights. In 2004, she was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the world's 100 most powerful women
Exclusive interview with Jakob Von Uexxküll, right after his talk at Zermatt Summit on A Renewable World.
Jakob von Uexküll is founder (1980) of the Right Livelihood Award, often referred to as the 'alternative Nobel Prize'. In 1984, he co-founded The Other Economic Summit and is a past Member of the European Parliament (1987-1989) where he served on the Political Affairs Committee. A patron of Friends of the Earth International, Jakob von Uexküll is also a member of the Global Commission to Fund the United Nations. He served on the UNESCO Commission on Human Duties and Responsibilities (1998-2000), the Board of Greenpeace Germany, and on the Council of Governance of Transparency International. During his career, Jakob von Uexküll has received numerous honours including Time magazine's European Hero (2005), the Binding Prize (2006) for the protection of nature, and the Order of Merit First Class from the Federal Republic of Germany (2009). He lectures widely on environment, justice and peace issues.