Lida Ayoubi is a Lecturer at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Law School in New Zealand where she teaches intellectual property and human rights law. She also acts as an Executive Member of the Asian Pacific Copyright Association and the Deputy Director for AUT Centre for Indigenous Rights and Law. She completed her LLB at University of Tehran before graduating with an LLM in International Human Rights and Intellectual Property Law from Lund University. She received her PhD degree from Victoria University of Wellington in 2015. Her doctorate investigated access to copyright protected works for visually impaired persons and the WIPO Marrakesh Treaty. She has contributed to different research projects in academia and international institutions including the WIPO and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights.
She has presented and published on different themes arising from the interface of human rights and intellectual property rights with a focus on the relationship between copyright and socio-economic and cultural rights and rights of indigenous peoples.