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NCJ Number: 148127 Find in a Library
Corporate Author: Lawyers Cmtte for Human Rights
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 60
Sponsoring Agency: Lawyers Cmtte for Human Rights
New York, NY 10001
Publication Number: ISBN 0-934143-64-1
Sale Source: Lawyers Cmtte for Human Rights
330 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10001
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report analyzes the administration of justice in the Islamic Republic of Iran, taking as its point of reference Iran's obligations as a signatory to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
Abstract: The introductory chapter discusses the historical setting of Iran's justice system, the legal system, the religious background to the legal system, sources of Islamic law, and the Iranian constitution. Aspects of the judiciary covered here include qualifications, tenure, and authority of judges. Components of the court structure pertinent to this discussion include penal courts, the Islamic Revolutionary Courts, public prosecutors, and the police. The final chapter discusses the legal profession and Iranian Bar Association. Each component of the justice system is assessed in terms of its compliance with international standards of civil rights and recommendations for reform are presented. 110 notes
Main Term(s): Courts
Index Term(s): Criminology; Foreign criminal justice systems; Foreign judicial systems; Iran
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