Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Iran http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Iran: UN Calls for Halt of Executions http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403368_text Capital punishment - On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403368_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: Criticism of Newly Proposed Budget http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403043_text Budget - On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the Iran's Parliamentary Research Center recently put forward three major criticisms of the government's budget bill for the upcoming year (1391/Mar. 20, 2012-Mar. 20, 2013), in addition to its previous critical assessment of numerous aspects of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 21 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403043_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: Prominent Human Rights Lawyer Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402750_text Human rights - On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the Iran's Parliamentary Research Center recently put forward three major criticisms of the government's budget bill for the upcoming year (1391/Mar. 20, 2012-Mar. 20, 2013), in addition to its previous critical assessment of numerous aspects of the On July 4, 2011, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, a prominent Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment upon conviction on the charge of "actions and propaganda against the Islamic regime" and banned... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 20 Jul 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402750_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: Anti-Money Laundering Guidelines Issued for Credit Institutions http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402696_text Banks and financial institutions - On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the Iran's Parliamentary Research Center recently put forward three major criticisms of the government's budget bill for the upcoming year (1391/Mar. 20, 2012-Mar. 20, 2013), in addition to its previous critical assessment of numerous aspects of the On July 4, 2011, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, a prominent Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment upon conviction on the charge of "actions and propaganda against the Islamic regime" and banned It was reported on May 17, 2011, that the Central Bank of Iran (Bank-e Markazi) has adopted ten guidelines that will be used to restructure banking with a view to combating money laundering and preventing the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 02 Jun 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402696_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: Journalist Released on Bail http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402236_text Freedom of the press - On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the Iran's Parliamentary Research Center recently put forward three major criticisms of the government's budget bill for the upcoming year (1391/Mar. 20, 2012-Mar. 20, 2013), in addition to its previous critical assessment of numerous aspects of the On July 4, 2011, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, a prominent Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment upon conviction on the charge of "actions and propaganda against the Islamic regime" and banned It was reported on May 17, 2011, that the Central Bank of Iran (Bank-e Markazi) has adopted ten guidelines that will be used to restructure banking with a view to combating money laundering and preventing the Shiva Nazar Ahari, a journalist arrested in 2009, was tried in September 2010 in Tehran on charges of "warring against God" (Moharebeh), conspiring to commit a crime, propaganda against the Iranian revolution, having ties to the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 16 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402236_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: Nuclear Protection Achievement Bill Adopted into Law to Retaliate Against Foreign Sanctions http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402111_text Sanctions - On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the Iran's Parliamentary Research Center recently put forward three major criticisms of the government's budget bill for the upcoming year (1391/Mar. 20, 2012-Mar. 20, 2013), in addition to its previous critical assessment of numerous aspects of the On July 4, 2011, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, a prominent Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment upon conviction on the charge of "actions and propaganda against the Islamic regime" and banned It was reported on May 17, 2011, that the Central Bank of Iran (Bank-e Markazi) has adopted ten guidelines that will be used to restructure banking with a view to combating money laundering and preventing the Shiva Nazar Ahari, a journalist arrested in 2009, was tried in September 2010 in Tehran on charges of "warring against God" (Moharebeh), conspiring to commit a crime, propaganda against the Iranian revolution, having ties to the It was reported on July 8, 2010, that in order to protect the country's national interests, the Majlis (Iran's Parliament) had adopted a law to retaliate against foreign unilateral sanctions and in response to a United... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 16 Jul 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402111_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: House of Representatives Approves First Reading of Bill on "Enjoining Doing Right and Forbidding Doing Wrong" http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402084_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures - On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the Iran's Parliamentary Research Center recently put forward three major criticisms of the government's budget bill for the upcoming year (1391/Mar. 20, 2012-Mar. 20, 2013), in addition to its previous critical assessment of numerous aspects of the On July 4, 2011, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, a prominent Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment upon conviction on the charge of "actions and propaganda against the Islamic regime" and banned It was reported on May 17, 2011, that the Central Bank of Iran (Bank-e Markazi) has adopted ten guidelines that will be used to restructure banking with a view to combating money laundering and preventing the Shiva Nazar Ahari, a journalist arrested in 2009, was tried in September 2010 in Tehran on charges of "warring against God" (Moharebeh), conspiring to commit a crime, propaganda against the Iranian revolution, having ties to the It was reported on July 8, 2010, that in order to protect the country's national interests, the Majlis (Iran's Parliament) had adopted a law to retaliate against foreign unilateral sanctions and in response to a United The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 01 Jul 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402084_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: Council of Ministers Members to Be Fined If Late to Meetings http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402061_text Officials and employees - On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the Iran's Parliamentary Research Center recently put forward three major criticisms of the government's budget bill for the upcoming year (1391/Mar. 20, 2012-Mar. 20, 2013), in addition to its previous critical assessment of numerous aspects of the On July 4, 2011, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, a prominent Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment upon conviction on the charge of "actions and propaganda against the Islamic regime" and banned It was reported on May 17, 2011, that the Central Bank of Iran (Bank-e Markazi) has adopted ten guidelines that will be used to restructure banking with a view to combating money laundering and preventing the Shiva Nazar Ahari, a journalist arrested in 2009, was tried in September 2010 in Tehran on charges of "warring against God" (Moharebeh), conspiring to commit a crime, propaganda against the Iranian revolution, having ties to the It was reported on July 8, 2010, that in order to protect the country's national interests, the Majlis (Iran's Parliament) had adopted a law to retaliate against foreign unilateral sanctions and in response to a United The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has issued an order that the members of his Council of Ministers must be fined 1,000 tomans (about US$1) for every minute they are late in attending the meetings of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 21 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402061_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: Role of Mahr in Two Cases http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402060_text Families - On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the Iran's Parliamentary Research Center recently put forward three major criticisms of the government's budget bill for the upcoming year (1391/Mar. 20, 2012-Mar. 20, 2013), in addition to its previous critical assessment of numerous aspects of the On July 4, 2011, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, a prominent Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment upon conviction on the charge of "actions and propaganda against the Islamic regime" and banned It was reported on May 17, 2011, that the Central Bank of Iran (Bank-e Markazi) has adopted ten guidelines that will be used to restructure banking with a view to combating money laundering and preventing the Shiva Nazar Ahari, a journalist arrested in 2009, was tried in September 2010 in Tehran on charges of "warring against God" (Moharebeh), conspiring to commit a crime, propaganda against the Iranian revolution, having ties to the It was reported on July 8, 2010, that in order to protect the country's national interests, the Majlis (Iran's Parliament) had adopted a law to retaliate against foreign unilateral sanctions and in response to a United The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has issued an order that the members of his Council of Ministers must be fined 1,000 tomans (about US$1) for every minute they are late in attending the meetings of the Under Islamic law, one of the requirements of a marriage contract is that the man has to make a gift of money or property to the woman; this gift is called mahr. This condition is incorporated... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 21 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402060_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: Two Women Imprisoned on Charges of Apostasy Freed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402046_text Crime and law enforcement - On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the Iran's Parliamentary Research Center recently put forward three major criticisms of the government's budget bill for the upcoming year (1391/Mar. 20, 2012-Mar. 20, 2013), in addition to its previous critical assessment of numerous aspects of the On July 4, 2011, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, a prominent Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment upon conviction on the charge of "actions and propaganda against the Islamic regime" and banned It was reported on May 17, 2011, that the Central Bank of Iran (Bank-e Markazi) has adopted ten guidelines that will be used to restructure banking with a view to combating money laundering and preventing the Shiva Nazar Ahari, a journalist arrested in 2009, was tried in September 2010 in Tehran on charges of "warring against God" (Moharebeh), conspiring to commit a crime, propaganda against the Iranian revolution, having ties to the It was reported on July 8, 2010, that in order to protect the country's national interests, the Majlis (Iran's Parliament) had adopted a law to retaliate against foreign unilateral sanctions and in response to a United The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has issued an order that the members of his Council of Ministers must be fined 1,000 tomans (about US$1) for every minute they are late in attending the meetings of the Under Islamic law, one of the requirements of a marriage contract is that the man has to make a gift of money or property to the woman; this gift is called mahr. This condition is incorporated It was reported on May 22, 2010, that two Iranian women, 31-year-old Marziah Amiri and 28-year-old Maryam Rustam-poor, who had spent 14 months in Evin prison on charges of apostasy and revolt against national security, were... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 11 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402046_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: Women Free on Bail After National Security Charges Dropped http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401783_text Crime and law enforcement - On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the Iran's Parliamentary Research Center recently put forward three major criticisms of the government's budget bill for the upcoming year (1391/Mar. 20, 2012-Mar. 20, 2013), in addition to its previous critical assessment of numerous aspects of the On July 4, 2011, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, a prominent Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment upon conviction on the charge of "actions and propaganda against the Islamic regime" and banned It was reported on May 17, 2011, that the Central Bank of Iran (Bank-e Markazi) has adopted ten guidelines that will be used to restructure banking with a view to combating money laundering and preventing the Shiva Nazar Ahari, a journalist arrested in 2009, was tried in September 2010 in Tehran on charges of "warring against God" (Moharebeh), conspiring to commit a crime, propaganda against the Iranian revolution, having ties to the It was reported on July 8, 2010, that in order to protect the country's national interests, the Majlis (Iran's Parliament) had adopted a law to retaliate against foreign unilateral sanctions and in response to a United The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has issued an order that the members of his Council of Ministers must be fined 1,000 tomans (about US$1) for every minute they are late in attending the meetings of the Under Islamic law, one of the requirements of a marriage contract is that the man has to make a gift of money or property to the woman; this gift is called mahr. This condition is incorporated It was reported on May 22, 2010, that two Iranian women, 31-year-old Marziah Amiri and 28-year-old Maryam Rustam-poor, who had spent 14 months in Evin prison on charges of apostasy and revolt against national security, were Two women were arrested in Tehran, Iran, on March 5, 2009, on charges of acting against the national security of the country. Marziah Amirizadeh, who was 30 years old, and Maryan Rostam Poor, 27, were taken... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 20 Jan 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401783_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: American-Iranian Woman Pardons Youth Accused of Killing Her Sister http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401740_text Crime and law enforcement - On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the Iran's Parliamentary Research Center recently put forward three major criticisms of the government's budget bill for the upcoming year (1391/Mar. 20, 2012-Mar. 20, 2013), in addition to its previous critical assessment of numerous aspects of the On July 4, 2011, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, a prominent Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment upon conviction on the charge of "actions and propaganda against the Islamic regime" and banned It was reported on May 17, 2011, that the Central Bank of Iran (Bank-e Markazi) has adopted ten guidelines that will be used to restructure banking with a view to combating money laundering and preventing the Shiva Nazar Ahari, a journalist arrested in 2009, was tried in September 2010 in Tehran on charges of "warring against God" (Moharebeh), conspiring to commit a crime, propaganda against the Iranian revolution, having ties to the It was reported on July 8, 2010, that in order to protect the country's national interests, the Majlis (Iran's Parliament) had adopted a law to retaliate against foreign unilateral sanctions and in response to a United The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has issued an order that the members of his Council of Ministers must be fined 1,000 tomans (about US$1) for every minute they are late in attending the meetings of the Under Islamic law, one of the requirements of a marriage contract is that the man has to make a gift of money or property to the woman; this gift is called mahr. This condition is incorporated It was reported on May 22, 2010, that two Iranian women, 31-year-old Marziah Amiri and 28-year-old Maryam Rustam-poor, who had spent 14 months in Evin prison on charges of apostasy and revolt against national security, were Two women were arrested in Tehran, Iran, on March 5, 2009, on charges of acting against the national security of the country. Marziah Amirizadeh, who was 30 years old, and Maryan Rostam Poor, 27, were taken A news item reported in November 2009 offers a vivid illustration of the workings of the Iranian criminal justice system. Facing a murder charge in a criminal court in Tehran, Majid, a youth who was working... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 22 Dec 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401740_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: Criticism of Use of Death Penalty http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401686_text Capital punishment - On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the Iran's Parliamentary Research Center recently put forward three major criticisms of the government's budget bill for the upcoming year (1391/Mar. 20, 2012-Mar. 20, 2013), in addition to its previous critical assessment of numerous aspects of the On July 4, 2011, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, a prominent Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment upon conviction on the charge of "actions and propaganda against the Islamic regime" and banned It was reported on May 17, 2011, that the Central Bank of Iran (Bank-e Markazi) has adopted ten guidelines that will be used to restructure banking with a view to combating money laundering and preventing the Shiva Nazar Ahari, a journalist arrested in 2009, was tried in September 2010 in Tehran on charges of "warring against God" (Moharebeh), conspiring to commit a crime, propaganda against the Iranian revolution, having ties to the It was reported on July 8, 2010, that in order to protect the country's national interests, the Majlis (Iran's Parliament) had adopted a law to retaliate against foreign unilateral sanctions and in response to a United The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has issued an order that the members of his Council of Ministers must be fined 1,000 tomans (about US$1) for every minute they are late in attending the meetings of the Under Islamic law, one of the requirements of a marriage contract is that the man has to make a gift of money or property to the woman; this gift is called mahr. This condition is incorporated It was reported on May 22, 2010, that two Iranian women, 31-year-old Marziah Amiri and 28-year-old Maryam Rustam-poor, who had spent 14 months in Evin prison on charges of apostasy and revolt against national security, were Two women were arrested in Tehran, Iran, on March 5, 2009, on charges of acting against the national security of the country. Marziah Amirizadeh, who was 30 years old, and Maryan Rostam Poor, 27, were taken A news item reported in November 2009 offers a vivid illustration of the workings of the Iranian criminal justice system. Facing a murder charge in a criminal court in Tehran, Majid, a youth who was working An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 24 Nov 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401686_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: $20 Million Allocated to Fight U.S. Media http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401675_text Freedom of the press - On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the Iran's Parliamentary Research Center recently put forward three major criticisms of the government's budget bill for the upcoming year (1391/Mar. 20, 2012-Mar. 20, 2013), in addition to its previous critical assessment of numerous aspects of the On July 4, 2011, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, a prominent Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment upon conviction on the charge of "actions and propaganda against the Islamic regime" and banned It was reported on May 17, 2011, that the Central Bank of Iran (Bank-e Markazi) has adopted ten guidelines that will be used to restructure banking with a view to combating money laundering and preventing the Shiva Nazar Ahari, a journalist arrested in 2009, was tried in September 2010 in Tehran on charges of "warring against God" (Moharebeh), conspiring to commit a crime, propaganda against the Iranian revolution, having ties to the It was reported on July 8, 2010, that in order to protect the country's national interests, the Majlis (Iran's Parliament) had adopted a law to retaliate against foreign unilateral sanctions and in response to a United The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has issued an order that the members of his Council of Ministers must be fined 1,000 tomans (about US$1) for every minute they are late in attending the meetings of the Under Islamic law, one of the requirements of a marriage contract is that the man has to make a gift of money or property to the woman; this gift is called mahr. This condition is incorporated It was reported on May 22, 2010, that two Iranian women, 31-year-old Marziah Amiri and 28-year-old Maryam Rustam-poor, who had spent 14 months in Evin prison on charges of apostasy and revolt against national security, were Two women were arrested in Tehran, Iran, on March 5, 2009, on charges of acting against the national security of the country. Marziah Amirizadeh, who was 30 years old, and Maryan Rostam Poor, 27, were taken A news item reported in November 2009 offers a vivid illustration of the workings of the Iranian criminal justice system. Facing a murder charge in a criminal court in Tehran, Majid, a youth who was working An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary On August 22, 2009, the House of Representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran approved by a majority vote a "top priority" bill on "exposing the U.S. violations of human rights in the world." The bill... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 18 Nov 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401675_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: Foreign Banks Encouraged to Open Branches http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401572_text Banks and financial institutions - On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the Iran's Parliamentary Research Center recently put forward three major criticisms of the government's budget bill for the upcoming year (1391/Mar. 20, 2012-Mar. 20, 2013), in addition to its previous critical assessment of numerous aspects of the On July 4, 2011, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, a prominent Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment upon conviction on the charge of "actions and propaganda against the Islamic regime" and banned It was reported on May 17, 2011, that the Central Bank of Iran (Bank-e Markazi) has adopted ten guidelines that will be used to restructure banking with a view to combating money laundering and preventing the Shiva Nazar Ahari, a journalist arrested in 2009, was tried in September 2010 in Tehran on charges of "warring against God" (Moharebeh), conspiring to commit a crime, propaganda against the Iranian revolution, having ties to the It was reported on July 8, 2010, that in order to protect the country's national interests, the Majlis (Iran's Parliament) had adopted a law to retaliate against foreign unilateral sanctions and in response to a United The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has issued an order that the members of his Council of Ministers must be fined 1,000 tomans (about US$1) for every minute they are late in attending the meetings of the Under Islamic law, one of the requirements of a marriage contract is that the man has to make a gift of money or property to the woman; this gift is called mahr. This condition is incorporated It was reported on May 22, 2010, that two Iranian women, 31-year-old Marziah Amiri and 28-year-old Maryam Rustam-poor, who had spent 14 months in Evin prison on charges of apostasy and revolt against national security, were Two women were arrested in Tehran, Iran, on March 5, 2009, on charges of acting against the national security of the country. Marziah Amirizadeh, who was 30 years old, and Maryan Rostam Poor, 27, were taken A news item reported in November 2009 offers a vivid illustration of the workings of the Iranian criminal justice system. Facing a murder charge in a criminal court in Tehran, Majid, a youth who was working An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary On August 22, 2009, the House of Representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran approved by a majority vote a "top priority" bill on "exposing the U.S. violations of human rights in the world." The bill The Council of Ministers approved new regulations to encourage foreign banks to do business in Iran. The new regulations, organized in four parts and totaling 13 articles, are dated March 18, 2009, and entitled "The Executive... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 18 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401572_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: New Regulations on Lawyers Suspended After Bar Associations Object http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401558_text Lawyers and legal services - On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the Iran's Parliamentary Research Center recently put forward three major criticisms of the government's budget bill for the upcoming year (1391/Mar. 20, 2012-Mar. 20, 2013), in addition to its previous critical assessment of numerous aspects of the On July 4, 2011, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, a prominent Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment upon conviction on the charge of "actions and propaganda against the Islamic regime" and banned It was reported on May 17, 2011, that the Central Bank of Iran (Bank-e Markazi) has adopted ten guidelines that will be used to restructure banking with a view to combating money laundering and preventing the Shiva Nazar Ahari, a journalist arrested in 2009, was tried in September 2010 in Tehran on charges of "warring against God" (Moharebeh), conspiring to commit a crime, propaganda against the Iranian revolution, having ties to the It was reported on July 8, 2010, that in order to protect the country's national interests, the Majlis (Iran's Parliament) had adopted a law to retaliate against foreign unilateral sanctions and in response to a United The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has issued an order that the members of his Council of Ministers must be fined 1,000 tomans (about US$1) for every minute they are late in attending the meetings of the Under Islamic law, one of the requirements of a marriage contract is that the man has to make a gift of money or property to the woman; this gift is called mahr. This condition is incorporated It was reported on May 22, 2010, that two Iranian women, 31-year-old Marziah Amiri and 28-year-old Maryam Rustam-poor, who had spent 14 months in Evin prison on charges of apostasy and revolt against national security, were Two women were arrested in Tehran, Iran, on March 5, 2009, on charges of acting against the national security of the country. Marziah Amirizadeh, who was 30 years old, and Maryan Rostam Poor, 27, were taken A news item reported in November 2009 offers a vivid illustration of the workings of the Iranian criminal justice system. Facing a murder charge in a criminal court in Tehran, Majid, a youth who was working An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary On August 22, 2009, the House of Representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran approved by a majority vote a "top priority" bill on "exposing the U.S. violations of human rights in the world." The bill The Council of Ministers approved new regulations to encourage foreign banks to do business in Iran. The new regulations, organized in four parts and totaling 13 articles, are dated March 18, 2009, and entitled "The Executive The Bar Associations of Tehran and of all provincial cities in Iran unanimously and strenuously objected to new regulations recently recommended by the Judiciary. These regulations authorize the Judiciary to extend or suspend the permits of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 10 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401558_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: Amendment to New Family Law Makes Bigamy Rare http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401536_text Families - On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the Iran's Parliamentary Research Center recently put forward three major criticisms of the government's budget bill for the upcoming year (1391/Mar. 20, 2012-Mar. 20, 2013), in addition to its previous critical assessment of numerous aspects of the On July 4, 2011, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, a prominent Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment upon conviction on the charge of "actions and propaganda against the Islamic regime" and banned It was reported on May 17, 2011, that the Central Bank of Iran (Bank-e Markazi) has adopted ten guidelines that will be used to restructure banking with a view to combating money laundering and preventing the Shiva Nazar Ahari, a journalist arrested in 2009, was tried in September 2010 in Tehran on charges of "warring against God" (Moharebeh), conspiring to commit a crime, propaganda against the Iranian revolution, having ties to the It was reported on July 8, 2010, that in order to protect the country's national interests, the Majlis (Iran's Parliament) had adopted a law to retaliate against foreign unilateral sanctions and in response to a United The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has issued an order that the members of his Council of Ministers must be fined 1,000 tomans (about US$1) for every minute they are late in attending the meetings of the Under Islamic law, one of the requirements of a marriage contract is that the man has to make a gift of money or property to the woman; this gift is called mahr. This condition is incorporated It was reported on May 22, 2010, that two Iranian women, 31-year-old Marziah Amiri and 28-year-old Maryam Rustam-poor, who had spent 14 months in Evin prison on charges of apostasy and revolt against national security, were Two women were arrested in Tehran, Iran, on March 5, 2009, on charges of acting against the national security of the country. Marziah Amirizadeh, who was 30 years old, and Maryan Rostam Poor, 27, were taken A news item reported in November 2009 offers a vivid illustration of the workings of the Iranian criminal justice system. Facing a murder charge in a criminal court in Tehran, Majid, a youth who was working An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary On August 22, 2009, the House of Representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran approved by a majority vote a "top priority" bill on "exposing the U.S. violations of human rights in the world." The bill The Council of Ministers approved new regulations to encourage foreign banks to do business in Iran. The new regulations, organized in four parts and totaling 13 articles, are dated March 18, 2009, and entitled "The Executive The Bar Associations of Tehran and of all provincial cities in Iran unanimously and strenuously objected to new regulations recently recommended by the Judiciary. These regulations authorize the Judiciary to extend or suspend the permits of On September 8, 2008, the Judicial Committee of the Iranian Parliament's House of Representatives voted to delete two articles from the Family Protection Bill, including one on polygamy. Under article 23 of the bill as presented... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 31 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401536_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: Payment Can Save a Murderer from Execution http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401537_text Crime and law enforcement - On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the Iran's Parliamentary Research Center recently put forward three major criticisms of the government's budget bill for the upcoming year (1391/Mar. 20, 2012-Mar. 20, 2013), in addition to its previous critical assessment of numerous aspects of the On July 4, 2011, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, a prominent Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment upon conviction on the charge of "actions and propaganda against the Islamic regime" and banned It was reported on May 17, 2011, that the Central Bank of Iran (Bank-e Markazi) has adopted ten guidelines that will be used to restructure banking with a view to combating money laundering and preventing the Shiva Nazar Ahari, a journalist arrested in 2009, was tried in September 2010 in Tehran on charges of "warring against God" (Moharebeh), conspiring to commit a crime, propaganda against the Iranian revolution, having ties to the It was reported on July 8, 2010, that in order to protect the country's national interests, the Majlis (Iran's Parliament) had adopted a law to retaliate against foreign unilateral sanctions and in response to a United The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has issued an order that the members of his Council of Ministers must be fined 1,000 tomans (about US$1) for every minute they are late in attending the meetings of the Under Islamic law, one of the requirements of a marriage contract is that the man has to make a gift of money or property to the woman; this gift is called mahr. This condition is incorporated It was reported on May 22, 2010, that two Iranian women, 31-year-old Marziah Amiri and 28-year-old Maryam Rustam-poor, who had spent 14 months in Evin prison on charges of apostasy and revolt against national security, were Two women were arrested in Tehran, Iran, on March 5, 2009, on charges of acting against the national security of the country. Marziah Amirizadeh, who was 30 years old, and Maryan Rostam Poor, 27, were taken A news item reported in November 2009 offers a vivid illustration of the workings of the Iranian criminal justice system. Facing a murder charge in a criminal court in Tehran, Majid, a youth who was working An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary On August 22, 2009, the House of Representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran approved by a majority vote a "top priority" bill on "exposing the U.S. violations of human rights in the world." The bill The Council of Ministers approved new regulations to encourage foreign banks to do business in Iran. The new regulations, organized in four parts and totaling 13 articles, are dated March 18, 2009, and entitled "The Executive The Bar Associations of Tehran and of all provincial cities in Iran unanimously and strenuously objected to new regulations recently recommended by the Judiciary. These regulations authorize the Judiciary to extend or suspend the permits of On September 8, 2008, the Judicial Committee of the Iranian Parliament's House of Representatives voted to delete two articles from the Family Protection Bill, including one on polygamy. Under article 23 of the bill as presented It was reported on June 12, 2009, that judges of the High Criminal Court of Fars Province of Iran held a hearing to try a man charged with killing his daughter and seven other persons. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 31 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401537_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: Production, Distribution, and Sale of Obscene Computer Content Are Punishable http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401538_text Crime and law enforcement - On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the Iran's Parliamentary Research Center recently put forward three major criticisms of the government's budget bill for the upcoming year (1391/Mar. 20, 2012-Mar. 20, 2013), in addition to its previous critical assessment of numerous aspects of the On July 4, 2011, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, a prominent Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment upon conviction on the charge of "actions and propaganda against the Islamic regime" and banned It was reported on May 17, 2011, that the Central Bank of Iran (Bank-e Markazi) has adopted ten guidelines that will be used to restructure banking with a view to combating money laundering and preventing the Shiva Nazar Ahari, a journalist arrested in 2009, was tried in September 2010 in Tehran on charges of "warring against God" (Moharebeh), conspiring to commit a crime, propaganda against the Iranian revolution, having ties to the It was reported on July 8, 2010, that in order to protect the country's national interests, the Majlis (Iran's Parliament) had adopted a law to retaliate against foreign unilateral sanctions and in response to a United The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has issued an order that the members of his Council of Ministers must be fined 1,000 tomans (about US$1) for every minute they are late in attending the meetings of the Under Islamic law, one of the requirements of a marriage contract is that the man has to make a gift of money or property to the woman; this gift is called mahr. This condition is incorporated It was reported on May 22, 2010, that two Iranian women, 31-year-old Marziah Amiri and 28-year-old Maryam Rustam-poor, who had spent 14 months in Evin prison on charges of apostasy and revolt against national security, were Two women were arrested in Tehran, Iran, on March 5, 2009, on charges of acting against the national security of the country. Marziah Amirizadeh, who was 30 years old, and Maryan Rostam Poor, 27, were taken A news item reported in November 2009 offers a vivid illustration of the workings of the Iranian criminal justice system. Facing a murder charge in a criminal court in Tehran, Majid, a youth who was working An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary On August 22, 2009, the House of Representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran approved by a majority vote a "top priority" bill on "exposing the U.S. violations of human rights in the world." The bill The Council of Ministers approved new regulations to encourage foreign banks to do business in Iran. The new regulations, organized in four parts and totaling 13 articles, are dated March 18, 2009, and entitled "The Executive The Bar Associations of Tehran and of all provincial cities in Iran unanimously and strenuously objected to new regulations recently recommended by the Judiciary. These regulations authorize the Judiciary to extend or suspend the permits of On September 8, 2008, the Judicial Committee of the Iranian Parliament's House of Representatives voted to delete two articles from the Family Protection Bill, including one on polygamy. Under article 23 of the bill as presented It was reported on June 12, 2009, that judges of the High Criminal Court of Fars Province of Iran held a hearing to try a man charged with killing his daughter and seven other persons. The The Islamic House of Representatives introduced certain amendments to the Computer-Generated Crimes Bill in compliance with objections to the bill raised by the Guardian Council. The principal article providing for punishment of those involved... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 31 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401538_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: Chief of Judiciary Warns Against Rising Cost of Compensation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401533_text Crime and law enforcement - On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the Iran's Parliamentary Research Center recently put forward three major criticisms of the government's budget bill for the upcoming year (1391/Mar. 20, 2012-Mar. 20, 2013), in addition to its previous critical assessment of numerous aspects of the On July 4, 2011, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, a prominent Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment upon conviction on the charge of "actions and propaganda against the Islamic regime" and banned It was reported on May 17, 2011, that the Central Bank of Iran (Bank-e Markazi) has adopted ten guidelines that will be used to restructure banking with a view to combating money laundering and preventing the Shiva Nazar Ahari, a journalist arrested in 2009, was tried in September 2010 in Tehran on charges of "warring against God" (Moharebeh), conspiring to commit a crime, propaganda against the Iranian revolution, having ties to the It was reported on July 8, 2010, that in order to protect the country's national interests, the Majlis (Iran's Parliament) had adopted a law to retaliate against foreign unilateral sanctions and in response to a United The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has issued an order that the members of his Council of Ministers must be fined 1,000 tomans (about US$1) for every minute they are late in attending the meetings of the Under Islamic law, one of the requirements of a marriage contract is that the man has to make a gift of money or property to the woman; this gift is called mahr. This condition is incorporated It was reported on May 22, 2010, that two Iranian women, 31-year-old Marziah Amiri and 28-year-old Maryam Rustam-poor, who had spent 14 months in Evin prison on charges of apostasy and revolt against national security, were Two women were arrested in Tehran, Iran, on March 5, 2009, on charges of acting against the national security of the country. Marziah Amirizadeh, who was 30 years old, and Maryan Rostam Poor, 27, were taken A news item reported in November 2009 offers a vivid illustration of the workings of the Iranian criminal justice system. Facing a murder charge in a criminal court in Tehran, Majid, a youth who was working An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary On August 22, 2009, the House of Representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran approved by a majority vote a "top priority" bill on "exposing the U.S. violations of human rights in the world." The bill The Council of Ministers approved new regulations to encourage foreign banks to do business in Iran. The new regulations, organized in four parts and totaling 13 articles, are dated March 18, 2009, and entitled "The Executive The Bar Associations of Tehran and of all provincial cities in Iran unanimously and strenuously objected to new regulations recently recommended by the Judiciary. These regulations authorize the Judiciary to extend or suspend the permits of On September 8, 2008, the Judicial Committee of the Iranian Parliament's House of Representatives voted to delete two articles from the Family Protection Bill, including one on polygamy. Under article 23 of the bill as presented It was reported on June 12, 2009, that judges of the High Criminal Court of Fars Province of Iran held a hearing to try a man charged with killing his daughter and seven other persons. The The Islamic House of Representatives introduced certain amendments to the Computer-Generated Crimes Bill in compliance with objections to the bill raised by the Guardian Council. The principal article providing for punishment of those involved It was reported on August 25, 2009, that the head of Iran's judiciary had warned judges against the rising cost to the state treasury of the Iranian system of compensation (Diah). Article 294 of the Islamic... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 28 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401533_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: Further Developments Regarding Discontinuation of Punishment of Stoning to Death http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401476_text Crime and law enforcement - On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the Iran's Parliamentary Research Center recently put forward three major criticisms of the government's budget bill for the upcoming year (1391/Mar. 20, 2012-Mar. 20, 2013), in addition to its previous critical assessment of numerous aspects of the On July 4, 2011, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, a prominent Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment upon conviction on the charge of "actions and propaganda against the Islamic regime" and banned It was reported on May 17, 2011, that the Central Bank of Iran (Bank-e Markazi) has adopted ten guidelines that will be used to restructure banking with a view to combating money laundering and preventing the Shiva Nazar Ahari, a journalist arrested in 2009, was tried in September 2010 in Tehran on charges of "warring against God" (Moharebeh), conspiring to commit a crime, propaganda against the Iranian revolution, having ties to the It was reported on July 8, 2010, that in order to protect the country's national interests, the Majlis (Iran's Parliament) had adopted a law to retaliate against foreign unilateral sanctions and in response to a United The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has issued an order that the members of his Council of Ministers must be fined 1,000 tomans (about US$1) for every minute they are late in attending the meetings of the Under Islamic law, one of the requirements of a marriage contract is that the man has to make a gift of money or property to the woman; this gift is called mahr. This condition is incorporated It was reported on May 22, 2010, that two Iranian women, 31-year-old Marziah Amiri and 28-year-old Maryam Rustam-poor, who had spent 14 months in Evin prison on charges of apostasy and revolt against national security, were Two women were arrested in Tehran, Iran, on March 5, 2009, on charges of acting against the national security of the country. Marziah Amirizadeh, who was 30 years old, and Maryan Rostam Poor, 27, were taken A news item reported in November 2009 offers a vivid illustration of the workings of the Iranian criminal justice system. Facing a murder charge in a criminal court in Tehran, Majid, a youth who was working An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary On August 22, 2009, the House of Representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran approved by a majority vote a "top priority" bill on "exposing the U.S. violations of human rights in the world." The bill The Council of Ministers approved new regulations to encourage foreign banks to do business in Iran. The new regulations, organized in four parts and totaling 13 articles, are dated March 18, 2009, and entitled "The Executive The Bar Associations of Tehran and of all provincial cities in Iran unanimously and strenuously objected to new regulations recently recommended by the Judiciary. These regulations authorize the Judiciary to extend or suspend the permits of On September 8, 2008, the Judicial Committee of the Iranian Parliament's House of Representatives voted to delete two articles from the Family Protection Bill, including one on polygamy. Under article 23 of the bill as presented It was reported on June 12, 2009, that judges of the High Criminal Court of Fars Province of Iran held a hearing to try a man charged with killing his daughter and seven other persons. The The Islamic House of Representatives introduced certain amendments to the Computer-Generated Crimes Bill in compliance with objections to the bill raised by the Guardian Council. The principal article providing for punishment of those involved It was reported on August 25, 2009, that the head of Iran's judiciary had warned judges against the rising cost to the state treasury of the Iranian system of compensation (Diah). Article 294 of the Islamic The Islamic Republic of Iran is considering abolition of the punishment of stoning to death (rajm) from the Islamic Criminal Code of December 1991. The announcement by Ali Shahrokhi, Chairman of the Judiciary and Legal Committee... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 06 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401476_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: Woman Hanged for Murder Committed at Age 17 http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401369_text Crime and law enforcement - On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the Iran's Parliamentary Research Center recently put forward three major criticisms of the government's budget bill for the upcoming year (1391/Mar. 20, 2012-Mar. 20, 2013), in addition to its previous critical assessment of numerous aspects of the On July 4, 2011, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, a prominent Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment upon conviction on the charge of "actions and propaganda against the Islamic regime" and banned It was reported on May 17, 2011, that the Central Bank of Iran (Bank-e Markazi) has adopted ten guidelines that will be used to restructure banking with a view to combating money laundering and preventing the Shiva Nazar Ahari, a journalist arrested in 2009, was tried in September 2010 in Tehran on charges of "warring against God" (Moharebeh), conspiring to commit a crime, propaganda against the Iranian revolution, having ties to the It was reported on July 8, 2010, that in order to protect the country's national interests, the Majlis (Iran's Parliament) had adopted a law to retaliate against foreign unilateral sanctions and in response to a United The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has issued an order that the members of his Council of Ministers must be fined 1,000 tomans (about US$1) for every minute they are late in attending the meetings of the Under Islamic law, one of the requirements of a marriage contract is that the man has to make a gift of money or property to the woman; this gift is called mahr. This condition is incorporated It was reported on May 22, 2010, that two Iranian women, 31-year-old Marziah Amiri and 28-year-old Maryam Rustam-poor, who had spent 14 months in Evin prison on charges of apostasy and revolt against national security, were Two women were arrested in Tehran, Iran, on March 5, 2009, on charges of acting against the national security of the country. Marziah Amirizadeh, who was 30 years old, and Maryan Rostam Poor, 27, were taken A news item reported in November 2009 offers a vivid illustration of the workings of the Iranian criminal justice system. Facing a murder charge in a criminal court in Tehran, Majid, a youth who was working An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary On August 22, 2009, the House of Representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran approved by a majority vote a "top priority" bill on "exposing the U.S. violations of human rights in the world." The bill The Council of Ministers approved new regulations to encourage foreign banks to do business in Iran. The new regulations, organized in four parts and totaling 13 articles, are dated March 18, 2009, and entitled "The Executive The Bar Associations of Tehran and of all provincial cities in Iran unanimously and strenuously objected to new regulations recently recommended by the Judiciary. These regulations authorize the Judiciary to extend or suspend the permits of On September 8, 2008, the Judicial Committee of the Iranian Parliament's House of Representatives voted to delete two articles from the Family Protection Bill, including one on polygamy. Under article 23 of the bill as presented It was reported on June 12, 2009, that judges of the High Criminal Court of Fars Province of Iran held a hearing to try a man charged with killing his daughter and seven other persons. The The Islamic House of Representatives introduced certain amendments to the Computer-Generated Crimes Bill in compliance with objections to the bill raised by the Guardian Council. The principal article providing for punishment of those involved It was reported on August 25, 2009, that the head of Iran's judiciary had warned judges against the rising cost to the state treasury of the Iranian system of compensation (Diah). Article 294 of the Islamic The Islamic Republic of Iran is considering abolition of the punishment of stoning to death (rajm) from the Islamic Criminal Code of December 1991. The announcement by Ali Shahrokhi, Chairman of the Judiciary and Legal Committee It was recently reported in an Iranian newspaper that a young woman, now 23 years old, was hanged for a murder she had committed as a teenager. Del A'ara, at the age of 17, was accused... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 22 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401369_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: Man Sentenced to Be Stoned to Death for Adultery http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401371_text Crime and law enforcement - On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the Iran's Parliamentary Research Center recently put forward three major criticisms of the government's budget bill for the upcoming year (1391/Mar. 20, 2012-Mar. 20, 2013), in addition to its previous critical assessment of numerous aspects of the On July 4, 2011, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, a prominent Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment upon conviction on the charge of "actions and propaganda against the Islamic regime" and banned It was reported on May 17, 2011, that the Central Bank of Iran (Bank-e Markazi) has adopted ten guidelines that will be used to restructure banking with a view to combating money laundering and preventing the Shiva Nazar Ahari, a journalist arrested in 2009, was tried in September 2010 in Tehran on charges of "warring against God" (Moharebeh), conspiring to commit a crime, propaganda against the Iranian revolution, having ties to the It was reported on July 8, 2010, that in order to protect the country's national interests, the Majlis (Iran's Parliament) had adopted a law to retaliate against foreign unilateral sanctions and in response to a United The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has issued an order that the members of his Council of Ministers must be fined 1,000 tomans (about US$1) for every minute they are late in attending the meetings of the Under Islamic law, one of the requirements of a marriage contract is that the man has to make a gift of money or property to the woman; this gift is called mahr. This condition is incorporated It was reported on May 22, 2010, that two Iranian women, 31-year-old Marziah Amiri and 28-year-old Maryam Rustam-poor, who had spent 14 months in Evin prison on charges of apostasy and revolt against national security, were Two women were arrested in Tehran, Iran, on March 5, 2009, on charges of acting against the national security of the country. Marziah Amirizadeh, who was 30 years old, and Maryan Rostam Poor, 27, were taken A news item reported in November 2009 offers a vivid illustration of the workings of the Iranian criminal justice system. Facing a murder charge in a criminal court in Tehran, Majid, a youth who was working An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary On August 22, 2009, the House of Representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran approved by a majority vote a "top priority" bill on "exposing the U.S. violations of human rights in the world." The bill The Council of Ministers approved new regulations to encourage foreign banks to do business in Iran. The new regulations, organized in four parts and totaling 13 articles, are dated March 18, 2009, and entitled "The Executive The Bar Associations of Tehran and of all provincial cities in Iran unanimously and strenuously objected to new regulations recently recommended by the Judiciary. These regulations authorize the Judiciary to extend or suspend the permits of On September 8, 2008, the Judicial Committee of the Iranian Parliament's House of Representatives voted to delete two articles from the Family Protection Bill, including one on polygamy. Under article 23 of the bill as presented It was reported on June 12, 2009, that judges of the High Criminal Court of Fars Province of Iran held a hearing to try a man charged with killing his daughter and seven other persons. The The Islamic House of Representatives introduced certain amendments to the Computer-Generated Crimes Bill in compliance with objections to the bill raised by the Guardian Council. The principal article providing for punishment of those involved It was reported on August 25, 2009, that the head of Iran's judiciary had warned judges against the rising cost to the state treasury of the Iranian system of compensation (Diah). Article 294 of the Islamic The Islamic Republic of Iran is considering abolition of the punishment of stoning to death (rajm) from the Islamic Criminal Code of December 1991. The announcement by Ali Shahrokhi, Chairman of the Judiciary and Legal Committee It was recently reported in an Iranian newspaper that a young woman, now 23 years old, was hanged for a murder she had committed as a teenager. Del A'ara, at the age of 17, was accused It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a 30-year-old man was sentenced to be stoned to death in Iran on the charge of adultery. Under Islamic law, expression of repentance by a person who has... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 22 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401371_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: Accused Murderer Saved from Execution by Taking Oaths http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401368_text Crime and law enforcement - On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the Iran's Parliamentary Research Center recently put forward three major criticisms of the government's budget bill for the upcoming year (1391/Mar. 20, 2012-Mar. 20, 2013), in addition to its previous critical assessment of numerous aspects of the On July 4, 2011, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, a prominent Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment upon conviction on the charge of "actions and propaganda against the Islamic regime" and banned It was reported on May 17, 2011, that the Central Bank of Iran (Bank-e Markazi) has adopted ten guidelines that will be used to restructure banking with a view to combating money laundering and preventing the Shiva Nazar Ahari, a journalist arrested in 2009, was tried in September 2010 in Tehran on charges of "warring against God" (Moharebeh), conspiring to commit a crime, propaganda against the Iranian revolution, having ties to the It was reported on July 8, 2010, that in order to protect the country's national interests, the Majlis (Iran's Parliament) had adopted a law to retaliate against foreign unilateral sanctions and in response to a United The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has issued an order that the members of his Council of Ministers must be fined 1,000 tomans (about US$1) for every minute they are late in attending the meetings of the Under Islamic law, one of the requirements of a marriage contract is that the man has to make a gift of money or property to the woman; this gift is called mahr. This condition is incorporated It was reported on May 22, 2010, that two Iranian women, 31-year-old Marziah Amiri and 28-year-old Maryam Rustam-poor, who had spent 14 months in Evin prison on charges of apostasy and revolt against national security, were Two women were arrested in Tehran, Iran, on March 5, 2009, on charges of acting against the national security of the country. Marziah Amirizadeh, who was 30 years old, and Maryan Rostam Poor, 27, were taken A news item reported in November 2009 offers a vivid illustration of the workings of the Iranian criminal justice system. Facing a murder charge in a criminal court in Tehran, Majid, a youth who was working An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary On August 22, 2009, the House of Representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran approved by a majority vote a "top priority" bill on "exposing the U.S. violations of human rights in the world." The bill The Council of Ministers approved new regulations to encourage foreign banks to do business in Iran. The new regulations, organized in four parts and totaling 13 articles, are dated March 18, 2009, and entitled "The Executive The Bar Associations of Tehran and of all provincial cities in Iran unanimously and strenuously objected to new regulations recently recommended by the Judiciary. These regulations authorize the Judiciary to extend or suspend the permits of On September 8, 2008, the Judicial Committee of the Iranian Parliament's House of Representatives voted to delete two articles from the Family Protection Bill, including one on polygamy. Under article 23 of the bill as presented It was reported on June 12, 2009, that judges of the High Criminal Court of Fars Province of Iran held a hearing to try a man charged with killing his daughter and seven other persons. The The Islamic House of Representatives introduced certain amendments to the Computer-Generated Crimes Bill in compliance with objections to the bill raised by the Guardian Council. The principal article providing for punishment of those involved It was reported on August 25, 2009, that the head of Iran's judiciary had warned judges against the rising cost to the state treasury of the Iranian system of compensation (Diah). Article 294 of the Islamic The Islamic Republic of Iran is considering abolition of the punishment of stoning to death (rajm) from the Islamic Criminal Code of December 1991. The announcement by Ali Shahrokhi, Chairman of the Judiciary and Legal Committee It was recently reported in an Iranian newspaper that a young woman, now 23 years old, was hanged for a murder she had committed as a teenager. Del A'ara, at the age of 17, was accused It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a 30-year-old man was sentenced to be stoned to death in Iran on the charge of adultery. Under Islamic law, expression of repentance by a person who has Application of an Islamic criminal justice principle by the Supreme Court of Iran saved the life of a man accused of murder. (Arts. 239-256, Islamic Criminal Law of the Islamic Republic of Iran, MAJMUAH'I KAMILI QAVANIN... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 19 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401368_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: Council of Ministers Approves Lowering Voting Age http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401354_text Elections and politics - On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the Iran's Parliamentary Research Center recently put forward three major criticisms of the government's budget bill for the upcoming year (1391/Mar. 20, 2012-Mar. 20, 2013), in addition to its previous critical assessment of numerous aspects of the On July 4, 2011, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, a prominent Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment upon conviction on the charge of "actions and propaganda against the Islamic regime" and banned It was reported on May 17, 2011, that the Central Bank of Iran (Bank-e Markazi) has adopted ten guidelines that will be used to restructure banking with a view to combating money laundering and preventing the Shiva Nazar Ahari, a journalist arrested in 2009, was tried in September 2010 in Tehran on charges of "warring against God" (Moharebeh), conspiring to commit a crime, propaganda against the Iranian revolution, having ties to the It was reported on July 8, 2010, that in order to protect the country's national interests, the Majlis (Iran's Parliament) had adopted a law to retaliate against foreign unilateral sanctions and in response to a United The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has issued an order that the members of his Council of Ministers must be fined 1,000 tomans (about US$1) for every minute they are late in attending the meetings of the Under Islamic law, one of the requirements of a marriage contract is that the man has to make a gift of money or property to the woman; this gift is called mahr. This condition is incorporated It was reported on May 22, 2010, that two Iranian women, 31-year-old Marziah Amiri and 28-year-old Maryam Rustam-poor, who had spent 14 months in Evin prison on charges of apostasy and revolt against national security, were Two women were arrested in Tehran, Iran, on March 5, 2009, on charges of acting against the national security of the country. Marziah Amirizadeh, who was 30 years old, and Maryan Rostam Poor, 27, were taken A news item reported in November 2009 offers a vivid illustration of the workings of the Iranian criminal justice system. Facing a murder charge in a criminal court in Tehran, Majid, a youth who was working An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary On August 22, 2009, the House of Representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran approved by a majority vote a "top priority" bill on "exposing the U.S. violations of human rights in the world." The bill The Council of Ministers approved new regulations to encourage foreign banks to do business in Iran. The new regulations, organized in four parts and totaling 13 articles, are dated March 18, 2009, and entitled "The Executive The Bar Associations of Tehran and of all provincial cities in Iran unanimously and strenuously objected to new regulations recently recommended by the Judiciary. These regulations authorize the Judiciary to extend or suspend the permits of On September 8, 2008, the Judicial Committee of the Iranian Parliament's House of Representatives voted to delete two articles from the Family Protection Bill, including one on polygamy. Under article 23 of the bill as presented It was reported on June 12, 2009, that judges of the High Criminal Court of Fars Province of Iran held a hearing to try a man charged with killing his daughter and seven other persons. The The Islamic House of Representatives introduced certain amendments to the Computer-Generated Crimes Bill in compliance with objections to the bill raised by the Guardian Council. The principal article providing for punishment of those involved It was reported on August 25, 2009, that the head of Iran's judiciary had warned judges against the rising cost to the state treasury of the Iranian system of compensation (Diah). Article 294 of the Islamic The Islamic Republic of Iran is considering abolition of the punishment of stoning to death (rajm) from the Islamic Criminal Code of December 1991. The announcement by Ali Shahrokhi, Chairman of the Judiciary and Legal Committee It was recently reported in an Iranian newspaper that a young woman, now 23 years old, was hanged for a murder she had committed as a teenager. Del A'ara, at the age of 17, was accused It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a 30-year-old man was sentenced to be stoned to death in Iran on the charge of adultery. Under Islamic law, expression of repentance by a person who has Application of an Islamic criminal justice principle by the Supreme Court of Iran saved the life of a man accused of murder. (Arts. 239-256, Islamic Criminal Law of the Islamic Republic of Iran, MAJMUAH'I KAMILI QAVANIN With the purpose of extending the opportunity for young people to participate more effectively in presidential elections, the Council of Ministers of Iran approved a decree reducing the voting age from 18 to 15. The brief... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 12 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401354_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: Supreme Court Upholds Retaliation Punishment http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401292_text Crime and law enforcement - On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the Iran's Parliamentary Research Center recently put forward three major criticisms of the government's budget bill for the upcoming year (1391/Mar. 20, 2012-Mar. 20, 2013), in addition to its previous critical assessment of numerous aspects of the On July 4, 2011, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, a prominent Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment upon conviction on the charge of "actions and propaganda against the Islamic regime" and banned It was reported on May 17, 2011, that the Central Bank of Iran (Bank-e Markazi) has adopted ten guidelines that will be used to restructure banking with a view to combating money laundering and preventing the Shiva Nazar Ahari, a journalist arrested in 2009, was tried in September 2010 in Tehran on charges of "warring against God" (Moharebeh), conspiring to commit a crime, propaganda against the Iranian revolution, having ties to the It was reported on July 8, 2010, that in order to protect the country's national interests, the Majlis (Iran's Parliament) had adopted a law to retaliate against foreign unilateral sanctions and in response to a United The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has issued an order that the members of his Council of Ministers must be fined 1,000 tomans (about US$1) for every minute they are late in attending the meetings of the Under Islamic law, one of the requirements of a marriage contract is that the man has to make a gift of money or property to the woman; this gift is called mahr. This condition is incorporated It was reported on May 22, 2010, that two Iranian women, 31-year-old Marziah Amiri and 28-year-old Maryam Rustam-poor, who had spent 14 months in Evin prison on charges of apostasy and revolt against national security, were Two women were arrested in Tehran, Iran, on March 5, 2009, on charges of acting against the national security of the country. Marziah Amirizadeh, who was 30 years old, and Maryan Rostam Poor, 27, were taken A news item reported in November 2009 offers a vivid illustration of the workings of the Iranian criminal justice system. Facing a murder charge in a criminal court in Tehran, Majid, a youth who was working An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary On August 22, 2009, the House of Representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran approved by a majority vote a "top priority" bill on "exposing the U.S. violations of human rights in the world." The bill The Council of Ministers approved new regulations to encourage foreign banks to do business in Iran. The new regulations, organized in four parts and totaling 13 articles, are dated March 18, 2009, and entitled "The Executive The Bar Associations of Tehran and of all provincial cities in Iran unanimously and strenuously objected to new regulations recently recommended by the Judiciary. These regulations authorize the Judiciary to extend or suspend the permits of On September 8, 2008, the Judicial Committee of the Iranian Parliament's House of Representatives voted to delete two articles from the Family Protection Bill, including one on polygamy. Under article 23 of the bill as presented It was reported on June 12, 2009, that judges of the High Criminal Court of Fars Province of Iran held a hearing to try a man charged with killing his daughter and seven other persons. The The Islamic House of Representatives introduced certain amendments to the Computer-Generated Crimes Bill in compliance with objections to the bill raised by the Guardian Council. The principal article providing for punishment of those involved It was reported on August 25, 2009, that the head of Iran's judiciary had warned judges against the rising cost to the state treasury of the Iranian system of compensation (Diah). Article 294 of the Islamic The Islamic Republic of Iran is considering abolition of the punishment of stoning to death (rajm) from the Islamic Criminal Code of December 1991. The announcement by Ali Shahrokhi, Chairman of the Judiciary and Legal Committee It was recently reported in an Iranian newspaper that a young woman, now 23 years old, was hanged for a murder she had committed as a teenager. Del A'ara, at the age of 17, was accused It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a 30-year-old man was sentenced to be stoned to death in Iran on the charge of adultery. Under Islamic law, expression of repentance by a person who has Application of an Islamic criminal justice principle by the Supreme Court of Iran saved the life of a man accused of murder. (Arts. 239-256, Islamic Criminal Law of the Islamic Republic of Iran, MAJMUAH'I KAMILI QAVANIN With the purpose of extending the opportunity for young people to participate more effectively in presidential elections, the Council of Ministers of Iran approved a decree reducing the voting age from 18 to 15. The brief The Supreme Court turned down the appeal of a man who by throwing acid into the eyes of a woman turned her blind. The 27-year old, Majid, whose insistence on marrying the woman, Ameneh, failed to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 18 May 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401292_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: Bill on Trial of War Criminals http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401291_text Crime and law enforcement - On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the Iran's Parliamentary Research Center recently put forward three major criticisms of the government's budget bill for the upcoming year (1391/Mar. 20, 2012-Mar. 20, 2013), in addition to its previous critical assessment of numerous aspects of the On July 4, 2011, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, a prominent Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment upon conviction on the charge of "actions and propaganda against the Islamic regime" and banned It was reported on May 17, 2011, that the Central Bank of Iran (Bank-e Markazi) has adopted ten guidelines that will be used to restructure banking with a view to combating money laundering and preventing the Shiva Nazar Ahari, a journalist arrested in 2009, was tried in September 2010 in Tehran on charges of "warring against God" (Moharebeh), conspiring to commit a crime, propaganda against the Iranian revolution, having ties to the It was reported on July 8, 2010, that in order to protect the country's national interests, the Majlis (Iran's Parliament) had adopted a law to retaliate against foreign unilateral sanctions and in response to a United The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has issued an order that the members of his Council of Ministers must be fined 1,000 tomans (about US$1) for every minute they are late in attending the meetings of the Under Islamic law, one of the requirements of a marriage contract is that the man has to make a gift of money or property to the woman; this gift is called mahr. This condition is incorporated It was reported on May 22, 2010, that two Iranian women, 31-year-old Marziah Amiri and 28-year-old Maryam Rustam-poor, who had spent 14 months in Evin prison on charges of apostasy and revolt against national security, were Two women were arrested in Tehran, Iran, on March 5, 2009, on charges of acting against the national security of the country. Marziah Amirizadeh, who was 30 years old, and Maryan Rostam Poor, 27, were taken A news item reported in November 2009 offers a vivid illustration of the workings of the Iranian criminal justice system. Facing a murder charge in a criminal court in Tehran, Majid, a youth who was working An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary On August 22, 2009, the House of Representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran approved by a majority vote a "top priority" bill on "exposing the U.S. violations of human rights in the world." The bill The Council of Ministers approved new regulations to encourage foreign banks to do business in Iran. The new regulations, organized in four parts and totaling 13 articles, are dated March 18, 2009, and entitled "The Executive The Bar Associations of Tehran and of all provincial cities in Iran unanimously and strenuously objected to new regulations recently recommended by the Judiciary. These regulations authorize the Judiciary to extend or suspend the permits of On September 8, 2008, the Judicial Committee of the Iranian Parliament's House of Representatives voted to delete two articles from the Family Protection Bill, including one on polygamy. Under article 23 of the bill as presented It was reported on June 12, 2009, that judges of the High Criminal Court of Fars Province of Iran held a hearing to try a man charged with killing his daughter and seven other persons. The The Islamic House of Representatives introduced certain amendments to the Computer-Generated Crimes Bill in compliance with objections to the bill raised by the Guardian Council. The principal article providing for punishment of those involved It was reported on August 25, 2009, that the head of Iran's judiciary had warned judges against the rising cost to the state treasury of the Iranian system of compensation (Diah). Article 294 of the Islamic The Islamic Republic of Iran is considering abolition of the punishment of stoning to death (rajm) from the Islamic Criminal Code of December 1991. The announcement by Ali Shahrokhi, Chairman of the Judiciary and Legal Committee It was recently reported in an Iranian newspaper that a young woman, now 23 years old, was hanged for a murder she had committed as a teenager. Del A'ara, at the age of 17, was accused It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a 30-year-old man was sentenced to be stoned to death in Iran on the charge of adultery. Under Islamic law, expression of repentance by a person who has Application of an Islamic criminal justice principle by the Supreme Court of Iran saved the life of a man accused of murder. (Arts. 239-256, Islamic Criminal Law of the Islamic Republic of Iran, MAJMUAH'I KAMILI QAVANIN With the purpose of extending the opportunity for young people to participate more effectively in presidential elections, the Council of Ministers of Iran approved a decree reducing the voting age from 18 to 15. The brief The Supreme Court turned down the appeal of a man who by throwing acid into the eyes of a woman turned her blind. The 27-year old, Majid, whose insistence on marrying the woman, Ameneh, failed to The Iranian government's cabinet approved a bill to launch investigations into alleged war crimes and prosecute war criminals in any part of the world. The bill will be sent to the House for ratification. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 15 May 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401291_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: New Women's Inheritance Law Is Enforced http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401290_text Families - On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the Iran's Parliamentary Research Center recently put forward three major criticisms of the government's budget bill for the upcoming year (1391/Mar. 20, 2012-Mar. 20, 2013), in addition to its previous critical assessment of numerous aspects of the On July 4, 2011, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, a prominent Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment upon conviction on the charge of "actions and propaganda against the Islamic regime" and banned It was reported on May 17, 2011, that the Central Bank of Iran (Bank-e Markazi) has adopted ten guidelines that will be used to restructure banking with a view to combating money laundering and preventing the Shiva Nazar Ahari, a journalist arrested in 2009, was tried in September 2010 in Tehran on charges of "warring against God" (Moharebeh), conspiring to commit a crime, propaganda against the Iranian revolution, having ties to the It was reported on July 8, 2010, that in order to protect the country's national interests, the Majlis (Iran's Parliament) had adopted a law to retaliate against foreign unilateral sanctions and in response to a United The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has issued an order that the members of his Council of Ministers must be fined 1,000 tomans (about US$1) for every minute they are late in attending the meetings of the Under Islamic law, one of the requirements of a marriage contract is that the man has to make a gift of money or property to the woman; this gift is called mahr. This condition is incorporated It was reported on May 22, 2010, that two Iranian women, 31-year-old Marziah Amiri and 28-year-old Maryam Rustam-poor, who had spent 14 months in Evin prison on charges of apostasy and revolt against national security, were Two women were arrested in Tehran, Iran, on March 5, 2009, on charges of acting against the national security of the country. Marziah Amirizadeh, who was 30 years old, and Maryan Rostam Poor, 27, were taken A news item reported in November 2009 offers a vivid illustration of the workings of the Iranian criminal justice system. Facing a murder charge in a criminal court in Tehran, Majid, a youth who was working An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary On August 22, 2009, the House of Representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran approved by a majority vote a "top priority" bill on "exposing the U.S. violations of human rights in the world." The bill The Council of Ministers approved new regulations to encourage foreign banks to do business in Iran. The new regulations, organized in four parts and totaling 13 articles, are dated March 18, 2009, and entitled "The Executive The Bar Associations of Tehran and of all provincial cities in Iran unanimously and strenuously objected to new regulations recently recommended by the Judiciary. These regulations authorize the Judiciary to extend or suspend the permits of On September 8, 2008, the Judicial Committee of the Iranian Parliament's House of Representatives voted to delete two articles from the Family Protection Bill, including one on polygamy. Under article 23 of the bill as presented It was reported on June 12, 2009, that judges of the High Criminal Court of Fars Province of Iran held a hearing to try a man charged with killing his daughter and seven other persons. The The Islamic House of Representatives introduced certain amendments to the Computer-Generated Crimes Bill in compliance with objections to the bill raised by the Guardian Council. The principal article providing for punishment of those involved It was reported on August 25, 2009, that the head of Iran's judiciary had warned judges against the rising cost to the state treasury of the Iranian system of compensation (Diah). Article 294 of the Islamic The Islamic Republic of Iran is considering abolition of the punishment of stoning to death (rajm) from the Islamic Criminal Code of December 1991. The announcement by Ali Shahrokhi, Chairman of the Judiciary and Legal Committee It was recently reported in an Iranian newspaper that a young woman, now 23 years old, was hanged for a murder she had committed as a teenager. Del A'ara, at the age of 17, was accused It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a 30-year-old man was sentenced to be stoned to death in Iran on the charge of adultery. Under Islamic law, expression of repentance by a person who has Application of an Islamic criminal justice principle by the Supreme Court of Iran saved the life of a man accused of murder. (Arts. 239-256, Islamic Criminal Law of the Islamic Republic of Iran, MAJMUAH'I KAMILI QAVANIN With the purpose of extending the opportunity for young people to participate more effectively in presidential elections, the Council of Ministers of Iran approved a decree reducing the voting age from 18 to 15. The brief The Supreme Court turned down the appeal of a man who by throwing acid into the eyes of a woman turned her blind. The 27-year old, Majid, whose insistence on marrying the woman, Ameneh, failed to The Iranian government's cabinet approved a bill to launch investigations into alleged war crimes and prosecute war criminals in any part of the world. The bill will be sent to the House for ratification. The The Iranian government has begun implementing controversial legislation that allows women to inherit all forms of their husband's property. According to Article 946 of the Civil Code of Iran, which is based on Islamic... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 15 May 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401290_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: Tax Exemption Ceiling for Civil Servants Raised http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401217_text Taxation - On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the Iran's Parliamentary Research Center recently put forward three major criticisms of the government's budget bill for the upcoming year (1391/Mar. 20, 2012-Mar. 20, 2013), in addition to its previous critical assessment of numerous aspects of the On July 4, 2011, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, a prominent Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment upon conviction on the charge of "actions and propaganda against the Islamic regime" and banned It was reported on May 17, 2011, that the Central Bank of Iran (Bank-e Markazi) has adopted ten guidelines that will be used to restructure banking with a view to combating money laundering and preventing the Shiva Nazar Ahari, a journalist arrested in 2009, was tried in September 2010 in Tehran on charges of "warring against God" (Moharebeh), conspiring to commit a crime, propaganda against the Iranian revolution, having ties to the It was reported on July 8, 2010, that in order to protect the country's national interests, the Majlis (Iran's Parliament) had adopted a law to retaliate against foreign unilateral sanctions and in response to a United The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has issued an order that the members of his Council of Ministers must be fined 1,000 tomans (about US$1) for every minute they are late in attending the meetings of the Under Islamic law, one of the requirements of a marriage contract is that the man has to make a gift of money or property to the woman; this gift is called mahr. This condition is incorporated It was reported on May 22, 2010, that two Iranian women, 31-year-old Marziah Amiri and 28-year-old Maryam Rustam-poor, who had spent 14 months in Evin prison on charges of apostasy and revolt against national security, were Two women were arrested in Tehran, Iran, on March 5, 2009, on charges of acting against the national security of the country. Marziah Amirizadeh, who was 30 years old, and Maryan Rostam Poor, 27, were taken A news item reported in November 2009 offers a vivid illustration of the workings of the Iranian criminal justice system. Facing a murder charge in a criminal court in Tehran, Majid, a youth who was working An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary On August 22, 2009, the House of Representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran approved by a majority vote a "top priority" bill on "exposing the U.S. violations of human rights in the world." The bill The Council of Ministers approved new regulations to encourage foreign banks to do business in Iran. The new regulations, organized in four parts and totaling 13 articles, are dated March 18, 2009, and entitled "The Executive The Bar Associations of Tehran and of all provincial cities in Iran unanimously and strenuously objected to new regulations recently recommended by the Judiciary. These regulations authorize the Judiciary to extend or suspend the permits of On September 8, 2008, the Judicial Committee of the Iranian Parliament's House of Representatives voted to delete two articles from the Family Protection Bill, including one on polygamy. Under article 23 of the bill as presented It was reported on June 12, 2009, that judges of the High Criminal Court of Fars Province of Iran held a hearing to try a man charged with killing his daughter and seven other persons. The The Islamic House of Representatives introduced certain amendments to the Computer-Generated Crimes Bill in compliance with objections to the bill raised by the Guardian Council. The principal article providing for punishment of those involved It was reported on August 25, 2009, that the head of Iran's judiciary had warned judges against the rising cost to the state treasury of the Iranian system of compensation (Diah). Article 294 of the Islamic The Islamic Republic of Iran is considering abolition of the punishment of stoning to death (rajm) from the Islamic Criminal Code of December 1991. The announcement by Ali Shahrokhi, Chairman of the Judiciary and Legal Committee It was recently reported in an Iranian newspaper that a young woman, now 23 years old, was hanged for a murder she had committed as a teenager. Del A'ara, at the age of 17, was accused It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a 30-year-old man was sentenced to be stoned to death in Iran on the charge of adultery. Under Islamic law, expression of repentance by a person who has Application of an Islamic criminal justice principle by the Supreme Court of Iran saved the life of a man accused of murder. (Arts. 239-256, Islamic Criminal Law of the Islamic Republic of Iran, MAJMUAH'I KAMILI QAVANIN With the purpose of extending the opportunity for young people to participate more effectively in presidential elections, the Council of Ministers of Iran approved a decree reducing the voting age from 18 to 15. The brief The Supreme Court turned down the appeal of a man who by throwing acid into the eyes of a woman turned her blind. The 27-year old, Majid, whose insistence on marrying the woman, Ameneh, failed to The Iranian government's cabinet approved a bill to launch investigations into alleged war crimes and prosecute war criminals in any part of the world. The bill will be sent to the House for ratification. The The Iranian government has begun implementing controversial legislation that allows women to inherit all forms of their husband's property. According to Article 946 of the Civil Code of Iran, which is based on Islamic It was reported on April 8, 2009, that Iran's Taxation Department has raised the tax exemption ceiling to about five million tomans per month for civil servants, judges, and academic members of universities and institutes of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 14 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401217_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: Stoning-to-Death Conviction of Two Sisters Overturned http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401160_text Crime and law enforcement - On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the Iran's Parliamentary Research Center recently put forward three major criticisms of the government's budget bill for the upcoming year (1391/Mar. 20, 2012-Mar. 20, 2013), in addition to its previous critical assessment of numerous aspects of the On July 4, 2011, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, a prominent Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment upon conviction on the charge of "actions and propaganda against the Islamic regime" and banned It was reported on May 17, 2011, that the Central Bank of Iran (Bank-e Markazi) has adopted ten guidelines that will be used to restructure banking with a view to combating money laundering and preventing the Shiva Nazar Ahari, a journalist arrested in 2009, was tried in September 2010 in Tehran on charges of "warring against God" (Moharebeh), conspiring to commit a crime, propaganda against the Iranian revolution, having ties to the It was reported on July 8, 2010, that in order to protect the country's national interests, the Majlis (Iran's Parliament) had adopted a law to retaliate against foreign unilateral sanctions and in response to a United The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has issued an order that the members of his Council of Ministers must be fined 1,000 tomans (about US$1) for every minute they are late in attending the meetings of the Under Islamic law, one of the requirements of a marriage contract is that the man has to make a gift of money or property to the woman; this gift is called mahr. This condition is incorporated It was reported on May 22, 2010, that two Iranian women, 31-year-old Marziah Amiri and 28-year-old Maryam Rustam-poor, who had spent 14 months in Evin prison on charges of apostasy and revolt against national security, were Two women were arrested in Tehran, Iran, on March 5, 2009, on charges of acting against the national security of the country. Marziah Amirizadeh, who was 30 years old, and Maryan Rostam Poor, 27, were taken A news item reported in November 2009 offers a vivid illustration of the workings of the Iranian criminal justice system. Facing a murder charge in a criminal court in Tehran, Majid, a youth who was working An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary On August 22, 2009, the House of Representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran approved by a majority vote a "top priority" bill on "exposing the U.S. violations of human rights in the world." The bill The Council of Ministers approved new regulations to encourage foreign banks to do business in Iran. The new regulations, organized in four parts and totaling 13 articles, are dated March 18, 2009, and entitled "The Executive The Bar Associations of Tehran and of all provincial cities in Iran unanimously and strenuously objected to new regulations recently recommended by the Judiciary. These regulations authorize the Judiciary to extend or suspend the permits of On September 8, 2008, the Judicial Committee of the Iranian Parliament's House of Representatives voted to delete two articles from the Family Protection Bill, including one on polygamy. Under article 23 of the bill as presented It was reported on June 12, 2009, that judges of the High Criminal Court of Fars Province of Iran held a hearing to try a man charged with killing his daughter and seven other persons. The The Islamic House of Representatives introduced certain amendments to the Computer-Generated Crimes Bill in compliance with objections to the bill raised by the Guardian Council. The principal article providing for punishment of those involved It was reported on August 25, 2009, that the head of Iran's judiciary had warned judges against the rising cost to the state treasury of the Iranian system of compensation (Diah). Article 294 of the Islamic The Islamic Republic of Iran is considering abolition of the punishment of stoning to death (rajm) from the Islamic Criminal Code of December 1991. The announcement by Ali Shahrokhi, Chairman of the Judiciary and Legal Committee It was recently reported in an Iranian newspaper that a young woman, now 23 years old, was hanged for a murder she had committed as a teenager. Del A'ara, at the age of 17, was accused It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a 30-year-old man was sentenced to be stoned to death in Iran on the charge of adultery. Under Islamic law, expression of repentance by a person who has Application of an Islamic criminal justice principle by the Supreme Court of Iran saved the life of a man accused of murder. (Arts. 239-256, Islamic Criminal Law of the Islamic Republic of Iran, MAJMUAH'I KAMILI QAVANIN With the purpose of extending the opportunity for young people to participate more effectively in presidential elections, the Council of Ministers of Iran approved a decree reducing the voting age from 18 to 15. The brief The Supreme Court turned down the appeal of a man who by throwing acid into the eyes of a woman turned her blind. The 27-year old, Majid, whose insistence on marrying the woman, Ameneh, failed to The Iranian government's cabinet approved a bill to launch investigations into alleged war crimes and prosecute war criminals in any part of the world. The bill will be sent to the House for ratification. The The Iranian government has begun implementing controversial legislation that allows women to inherit all forms of their husband's property. According to Article 946 of the Civil Code of Iran, which is based on Islamic It was reported on April 8, 2009, that Iran's Taxation Department has raised the tax exemption ceiling to about five million tomans per month for civil servants, judges, and academic members of universities and institutes of Supported by a video tape as the main evidence, along with complaints lodged by their husbands, two women were tried at the first criminal court in Tehran, found guilty of adultery, and sentenced to death by... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 27 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401160_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: Eight Women, One Man Are Awaiting Stoning to Death http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540637_text Crime and law enforcement - On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the Iran's Parliamentary Research Center recently put forward three major criticisms of the government's budget bill for the upcoming year (1391/Mar. 20, 2012-Mar. 20, 2013), in addition to its previous critical assessment of numerous aspects of the On July 4, 2011, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, a prominent Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment upon conviction on the charge of "actions and propaganda against the Islamic regime" and banned It was reported on May 17, 2011, that the Central Bank of Iran (Bank-e Markazi) has adopted ten guidelines that will be used to restructure banking with a view to combating money laundering and preventing the Shiva Nazar Ahari, a journalist arrested in 2009, was tried in September 2010 in Tehran on charges of "warring against God" (Moharebeh), conspiring to commit a crime, propaganda against the Iranian revolution, having ties to the It was reported on July 8, 2010, that in order to protect the country's national interests, the Majlis (Iran's Parliament) had adopted a law to retaliate against foreign unilateral sanctions and in response to a United The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has issued an order that the members of his Council of Ministers must be fined 1,000 tomans (about US$1) for every minute they are late in attending the meetings of the Under Islamic law, one of the requirements of a marriage contract is that the man has to make a gift of money or property to the woman; this gift is called mahr. This condition is incorporated It was reported on May 22, 2010, that two Iranian women, 31-year-old Marziah Amiri and 28-year-old Maryam Rustam-poor, who had spent 14 months in Evin prison on charges of apostasy and revolt against national security, were Two women were arrested in Tehran, Iran, on March 5, 2009, on charges of acting against the national security of the country. Marziah Amirizadeh, who was 30 years old, and Maryan Rostam Poor, 27, were taken A news item reported in November 2009 offers a vivid illustration of the workings of the Iranian criminal justice system. Facing a murder charge in a criminal court in Tehran, Majid, a youth who was working An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary On August 22, 2009, the House of Representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran approved by a majority vote a "top priority" bill on "exposing the U.S. violations of human rights in the world." The bill The Council of Ministers approved new regulations to encourage foreign banks to do business in Iran. The new regulations, organized in four parts and totaling 13 articles, are dated March 18, 2009, and entitled "The Executive The Bar Associations of Tehran and of all provincial cities in Iran unanimously and strenuously objected to new regulations recently recommended by the Judiciary. These regulations authorize the Judiciary to extend or suspend the permits of On September 8, 2008, the Judicial Committee of the Iranian Parliament's House of Representatives voted to delete two articles from the Family Protection Bill, including one on polygamy. Under article 23 of the bill as presented It was reported on June 12, 2009, that judges of the High Criminal Court of Fars Province of Iran held a hearing to try a man charged with killing his daughter and seven other persons. The The Islamic House of Representatives introduced certain amendments to the Computer-Generated Crimes Bill in compliance with objections to the bill raised by the Guardian Council. The principal article providing for punishment of those involved It was reported on August 25, 2009, that the head of Iran's judiciary had warned judges against the rising cost to the state treasury of the Iranian system of compensation (Diah). Article 294 of the Islamic The Islamic Republic of Iran is considering abolition of the punishment of stoning to death (rajm) from the Islamic Criminal Code of December 1991. The announcement by Ali Shahrokhi, Chairman of the Judiciary and Legal Committee It was recently reported in an Iranian newspaper that a young woman, now 23 years old, was hanged for a murder she had committed as a teenager. Del A'ara, at the age of 17, was accused It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a 30-year-old man was sentenced to be stoned to death in Iran on the charge of adultery. Under Islamic law, expression of repentance by a person who has Application of an Islamic criminal justice principle by the Supreme Court of Iran saved the life of a man accused of murder. (Arts. 239-256, Islamic Criminal Law of the Islamic Republic of Iran, MAJMUAH'I KAMILI QAVANIN With the purpose of extending the opportunity for young people to participate more effectively in presidential elections, the Council of Ministers of Iran approved a decree reducing the voting age from 18 to 15. The brief The Supreme Court turned down the appeal of a man who by throwing acid into the eyes of a woman turned her blind. The 27-year old, Majid, whose insistence on marrying the woman, Ameneh, failed to The Iranian government's cabinet approved a bill to launch investigations into alleged war crimes and prosecute war criminals in any part of the world. The bill will be sent to the House for ratification. The The Iranian government has begun implementing controversial legislation that allows women to inherit all forms of their husband's property. According to Article 946 of the Civil Code of Iran, which is based on Islamic It was reported on April 8, 2009, that Iran's Taxation Department has raised the tax exemption ceiling to about five million tomans per month for civil servants, judges, and academic members of universities and institutes of Supported by a video tape as the main evidence, along with complaints lodged by their husbands, two women were tried at the first criminal court in Tehran, found guilty of adultery, and sentenced to death by Under Iran's Islamic criminal law (article 83), stoning to death is the punishment for the following acts: 1- Adultery committed by a married man. A married man is a man who has a "permanent" wife... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 05 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540637_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: Judiciary High Council Bans Judges from Membership in Political Parties http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540299_text Government ethics and transparency - On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the Iran's Parliamentary Research Center recently put forward three major criticisms of the government's budget bill for the upcoming year (1391/Mar. 20, 2012-Mar. 20, 2013), in addition to its previous critical assessment of numerous aspects of the On July 4, 2011, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, a prominent Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment upon conviction on the charge of "actions and propaganda against the Islamic regime" and banned It was reported on May 17, 2011, that the Central Bank of Iran (Bank-e Markazi) has adopted ten guidelines that will be used to restructure banking with a view to combating money laundering and preventing the Shiva Nazar Ahari, a journalist arrested in 2009, was tried in September 2010 in Tehran on charges of "warring against God" (Moharebeh), conspiring to commit a crime, propaganda against the Iranian revolution, having ties to the It was reported on July 8, 2010, that in order to protect the country's national interests, the Majlis (Iran's Parliament) had adopted a law to retaliate against foreign unilateral sanctions and in response to a United The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has issued an order that the members of his Council of Ministers must be fined 1,000 tomans (about US$1) for every minute they are late in attending the meetings of the Under Islamic law, one of the requirements of a marriage contract is that the man has to make a gift of money or property to the woman; this gift is called mahr. This condition is incorporated It was reported on May 22, 2010, that two Iranian women, 31-year-old Marziah Amiri and 28-year-old Maryam Rustam-poor, who had spent 14 months in Evin prison on charges of apostasy and revolt against national security, were Two women were arrested in Tehran, Iran, on March 5, 2009, on charges of acting against the national security of the country. Marziah Amirizadeh, who was 30 years old, and Maryan Rostam Poor, 27, were taken A news item reported in November 2009 offers a vivid illustration of the workings of the Iranian criminal justice system. Facing a murder charge in a criminal court in Tehran, Majid, a youth who was working An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary On August 22, 2009, the House of Representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran approved by a majority vote a "top priority" bill on "exposing the U.S. violations of human rights in the world." The bill The Council of Ministers approved new regulations to encourage foreign banks to do business in Iran. The new regulations, organized in four parts and totaling 13 articles, are dated March 18, 2009, and entitled "The Executive The Bar Associations of Tehran and of all provincial cities in Iran unanimously and strenuously objected to new regulations recently recommended by the Judiciary. These regulations authorize the Judiciary to extend or suspend the permits of On September 8, 2008, the Judicial Committee of the Iranian Parliament's House of Representatives voted to delete two articles from the Family Protection Bill, including one on polygamy. Under article 23 of the bill as presented It was reported on June 12, 2009, that judges of the High Criminal Court of Fars Province of Iran held a hearing to try a man charged with killing his daughter and seven other persons. The The Islamic House of Representatives introduced certain amendments to the Computer-Generated Crimes Bill in compliance with objections to the bill raised by the Guardian Council. The principal article providing for punishment of those involved It was reported on August 25, 2009, that the head of Iran's judiciary had warned judges against the rising cost to the state treasury of the Iranian system of compensation (Diah). Article 294 of the Islamic The Islamic Republic of Iran is considering abolition of the punishment of stoning to death (rajm) from the Islamic Criminal Code of December 1991. The announcement by Ali Shahrokhi, Chairman of the Judiciary and Legal Committee It was recently reported in an Iranian newspaper that a young woman, now 23 years old, was hanged for a murder she had committed as a teenager. Del A'ara, at the age of 17, was accused It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a 30-year-old man was sentenced to be stoned to death in Iran on the charge of adultery. Under Islamic law, expression of repentance by a person who has Application of an Islamic criminal justice principle by the Supreme Court of Iran saved the life of a man accused of murder. (Arts. 239-256, Islamic Criminal Law of the Islamic Republic of Iran, MAJMUAH'I KAMILI QAVANIN With the purpose of extending the opportunity for young people to participate more effectively in presidential elections, the Council of Ministers of Iran approved a decree reducing the voting age from 18 to 15. The brief The Supreme Court turned down the appeal of a man who by throwing acid into the eyes of a woman turned her blind. The 27-year old, Majid, whose insistence on marrying the woman, Ameneh, failed to The Iranian government's cabinet approved a bill to launch investigations into alleged war crimes and prosecute war criminals in any part of the world. The bill will be sent to the House for ratification. The The Iranian government has begun implementing controversial legislation that allows women to inherit all forms of their husband's property. According to Article 946 of the Civil Code of Iran, which is based on Islamic It was reported on April 8, 2009, that Iran's Taxation Department has raised the tax exemption ceiling to about five million tomans per month for civil servants, judges, and academic members of universities and institutes of Supported by a video tape as the main evidence, along with complaints lodged by their husbands, two women were tried at the first criminal court in Tehran, found guilty of adultery, and sentenced to death by Under Iran's Islamic criminal law (article 83), stoning to death is the punishment for the following acts: 1- Adultery committed by a married man. A married man is a man who has a "permanent" wife A directive issued by the Judiciary High Council of Iran in late 2007 states that, for the purpose of ensuring neutrality in the performance of judicial duties and meeting the highest standards of ethics, judges are... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540299_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: Iran Bans Execution in Public http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540264_text Capital punishment - On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the Iran's Parliamentary Research Center recently put forward three major criticisms of the government's budget bill for the upcoming year (1391/Mar. 20, 2012-Mar. 20, 2013), in addition to its previous critical assessment of numerous aspects of the On July 4, 2011, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, a prominent Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment upon conviction on the charge of "actions and propaganda against the Islamic regime" and banned It was reported on May 17, 2011, that the Central Bank of Iran (Bank-e Markazi) has adopted ten guidelines that will be used to restructure banking with a view to combating money laundering and preventing the Shiva Nazar Ahari, a journalist arrested in 2009, was tried in September 2010 in Tehran on charges of "warring against God" (Moharebeh), conspiring to commit a crime, propaganda against the Iranian revolution, having ties to the It was reported on July 8, 2010, that in order to protect the country's national interests, the Majlis (Iran's Parliament) had adopted a law to retaliate against foreign unilateral sanctions and in response to a United The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has issued an order that the members of his Council of Ministers must be fined 1,000 tomans (about US$1) for every minute they are late in attending the meetings of the Under Islamic law, one of the requirements of a marriage contract is that the man has to make a gift of money or property to the woman; this gift is called mahr. This condition is incorporated It was reported on May 22, 2010, that two Iranian women, 31-year-old Marziah Amiri and 28-year-old Maryam Rustam-poor, who had spent 14 months in Evin prison on charges of apostasy and revolt against national security, were Two women were arrested in Tehran, Iran, on March 5, 2009, on charges of acting against the national security of the country. Marziah Amirizadeh, who was 30 years old, and Maryan Rostam Poor, 27, were taken A news item reported in November 2009 offers a vivid illustration of the workings of the Iranian criminal justice system. Facing a murder charge in a criminal court in Tehran, Majid, a youth who was working An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary On August 22, 2009, the House of Representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran approved by a majority vote a "top priority" bill on "exposing the U.S. violations of human rights in the world." The bill The Council of Ministers approved new regulations to encourage foreign banks to do business in Iran. The new regulations, organized in four parts and totaling 13 articles, are dated March 18, 2009, and entitled "The Executive The Bar Associations of Tehran and of all provincial cities in Iran unanimously and strenuously objected to new regulations recently recommended by the Judiciary. These regulations authorize the Judiciary to extend or suspend the permits of On September 8, 2008, the Judicial Committee of the Iranian Parliament's House of Representatives voted to delete two articles from the Family Protection Bill, including one on polygamy. Under article 23 of the bill as presented It was reported on June 12, 2009, that judges of the High Criminal Court of Fars Province of Iran held a hearing to try a man charged with killing his daughter and seven other persons. The The Islamic House of Representatives introduced certain amendments to the Computer-Generated Crimes Bill in compliance with objections to the bill raised by the Guardian Council. The principal article providing for punishment of those involved It was reported on August 25, 2009, that the head of Iran's judiciary had warned judges against the rising cost to the state treasury of the Iranian system of compensation (Diah). Article 294 of the Islamic The Islamic Republic of Iran is considering abolition of the punishment of stoning to death (rajm) from the Islamic Criminal Code of December 1991. The announcement by Ali Shahrokhi, Chairman of the Judiciary and Legal Committee It was recently reported in an Iranian newspaper that a young woman, now 23 years old, was hanged for a murder she had committed as a teenager. Del A'ara, at the age of 17, was accused It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a 30-year-old man was sentenced to be stoned to death in Iran on the charge of adultery. Under Islamic law, expression of repentance by a person who has Application of an Islamic criminal justice principle by the Supreme Court of Iran saved the life of a man accused of murder. (Arts. 239-256, Islamic Criminal Law of the Islamic Republic of Iran, MAJMUAH'I KAMILI QAVANIN With the purpose of extending the opportunity for young people to participate more effectively in presidential elections, the Council of Ministers of Iran approved a decree reducing the voting age from 18 to 15. The brief The Supreme Court turned down the appeal of a man who by throwing acid into the eyes of a woman turned her blind. The 27-year old, Majid, whose insistence on marrying the woman, Ameneh, failed to The Iranian government's cabinet approved a bill to launch investigations into alleged war crimes and prosecute war criminals in any part of the world. The bill will be sent to the House for ratification. The The Iranian government has begun implementing controversial legislation that allows women to inherit all forms of their husband's property. According to Article 946 of the Civil Code of Iran, which is based on Islamic It was reported on April 8, 2009, that Iran's Taxation Department has raised the tax exemption ceiling to about five million tomans per month for civil servants, judges, and academic members of universities and institutes of Supported by a video tape as the main evidence, along with complaints lodged by their husbands, two women were tried at the first criminal court in Tehran, found guilty of adultery, and sentenced to death by Under Iran's Islamic criminal law (article 83), stoning to death is the punishment for the following acts: 1- Adultery committed by a married man. A married man is a man who has a "permanent" wife A directive issued by the Judiciary High Council of Iran in late 2007 states that, for the purpose of ensuring neutrality in the performance of judicial duties and meeting the highest standards of ethics, judges are According to a directive issued by Iran's Chief of the Judiciary, no convicted criminal may be executed in public without the prior approval of the Head of the Judiciary, based on social requirements. The directive forbids... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540264_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: New Law Punishes Illegal Audiovisual Activities http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540276_text Crime and law enforcement - On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the Iran's Parliamentary Research Center recently put forward three major criticisms of the government's budget bill for the upcoming year (1391/Mar. 20, 2012-Mar. 20, 2013), in addition to its previous critical assessment of numerous aspects of the On July 4, 2011, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, a prominent Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment upon conviction on the charge of "actions and propaganda against the Islamic regime" and banned It was reported on May 17, 2011, that the Central Bank of Iran (Bank-e Markazi) has adopted ten guidelines that will be used to restructure banking with a view to combating money laundering and preventing the Shiva Nazar Ahari, a journalist arrested in 2009, was tried in September 2010 in Tehran on charges of "warring against God" (Moharebeh), conspiring to commit a crime, propaganda against the Iranian revolution, having ties to the It was reported on July 8, 2010, that in order to protect the country's national interests, the Majlis (Iran's Parliament) had adopted a law to retaliate against foreign unilateral sanctions and in response to a United The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has issued an order that the members of his Council of Ministers must be fined 1,000 tomans (about US$1) for every minute they are late in attending the meetings of the Under Islamic law, one of the requirements of a marriage contract is that the man has to make a gift of money or property to the woman; this gift is called mahr. This condition is incorporated It was reported on May 22, 2010, that two Iranian women, 31-year-old Marziah Amiri and 28-year-old Maryam Rustam-poor, who had spent 14 months in Evin prison on charges of apostasy and revolt against national security, were Two women were arrested in Tehran, Iran, on March 5, 2009, on charges of acting against the national security of the country. Marziah Amirizadeh, who was 30 years old, and Maryan Rostam Poor, 27, were taken A news item reported in November 2009 offers a vivid illustration of the workings of the Iranian criminal justice system. Facing a murder charge in a criminal court in Tehran, Majid, a youth who was working An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary On August 22, 2009, the House of Representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran approved by a majority vote a "top priority" bill on "exposing the U.S. violations of human rights in the world." The bill The Council of Ministers approved new regulations to encourage foreign banks to do business in Iran. The new regulations, organized in four parts and totaling 13 articles, are dated March 18, 2009, and entitled "The Executive The Bar Associations of Tehran and of all provincial cities in Iran unanimously and strenuously objected to new regulations recently recommended by the Judiciary. These regulations authorize the Judiciary to extend or suspend the permits of On September 8, 2008, the Judicial Committee of the Iranian Parliament's House of Representatives voted to delete two articles from the Family Protection Bill, including one on polygamy. Under article 23 of the bill as presented It was reported on June 12, 2009, that judges of the High Criminal Court of Fars Province of Iran held a hearing to try a man charged with killing his daughter and seven other persons. The The Islamic House of Representatives introduced certain amendments to the Computer-Generated Crimes Bill in compliance with objections to the bill raised by the Guardian Council. The principal article providing for punishment of those involved It was reported on August 25, 2009, that the head of Iran's judiciary had warned judges against the rising cost to the state treasury of the Iranian system of compensation (Diah). Article 294 of the Islamic The Islamic Republic of Iran is considering abolition of the punishment of stoning to death (rajm) from the Islamic Criminal Code of December 1991. The announcement by Ali Shahrokhi, Chairman of the Judiciary and Legal Committee It was recently reported in an Iranian newspaper that a young woman, now 23 years old, was hanged for a murder she had committed as a teenager. Del A'ara, at the age of 17, was accused It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a 30-year-old man was sentenced to be stoned to death in Iran on the charge of adultery. Under Islamic law, expression of repentance by a person who has Application of an Islamic criminal justice principle by the Supreme Court of Iran saved the life of a man accused of murder. (Arts. 239-256, Islamic Criminal Law of the Islamic Republic of Iran, MAJMUAH'I KAMILI QAVANIN With the purpose of extending the opportunity for young people to participate more effectively in presidential elections, the Council of Ministers of Iran approved a decree reducing the voting age from 18 to 15. The brief The Supreme Court turned down the appeal of a man who by throwing acid into the eyes of a woman turned her blind. The 27-year old, Majid, whose insistence on marrying the woman, Ameneh, failed to The Iranian government's cabinet approved a bill to launch investigations into alleged war crimes and prosecute war criminals in any part of the world. The bill will be sent to the House for ratification. The The Iranian government has begun implementing controversial legislation that allows women to inherit all forms of their husband's property. According to Article 946 of the Civil Code of Iran, which is based on Islamic It was reported on April 8, 2009, that Iran's Taxation Department has raised the tax exemption ceiling to about five million tomans per month for civil servants, judges, and academic members of universities and institutes of Supported by a video tape as the main evidence, along with complaints lodged by their husbands, two women were tried at the first criminal court in Tehran, found guilty of adultery, and sentenced to death by Under Iran's Islamic criminal law (article 83), stoning to death is the punishment for the following acts: 1- Adultery committed by a married man. A married man is a man who has a "permanent" wife A directive issued by the Judiciary High Council of Iran in late 2007 states that, for the purpose of ensuring neutrality in the performance of judicial duties and meeting the highest standards of ethics, judges are According to a directive issued by Iran's Chief of the Judiciary, no convicted criminal may be executed in public without the prior approval of the Head of the Judiciary, based on social requirements. The directive forbids The Iranian Islamic House (Majlisi Showra'i Islami Iran) passed a law on January 16, 2008, on the punishment of those involved in illegal audiovisual activities. According to article 1 of the law, any legal entity or... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540276_text Global Legal Monitor: Iran: President Returns a Law Passed by the House as Unconstitutional http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540202_text Constitution - On October 12, 2012, three U.N.Special Rapporteurs, Ahmed Shaheed, Christof Heyns, and Juan E. Mendez, whose focus is on Iran, extrajudicial executions, and torture, respectively, called on Iran to halt all executions. They particularly condemned the Iran's Parliamentary Research Center recently put forward three major criticisms of the government's budget bill for the upcoming year (1391/Mar. 20, 2012-Mar. 20, 2013), in addition to its previous critical assessment of numerous aspects of the On July 4, 2011, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, a prominent Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment upon conviction on the charge of "actions and propaganda against the Islamic regime" and banned It was reported on May 17, 2011, that the Central Bank of Iran (Bank-e Markazi) has adopted ten guidelines that will be used to restructure banking with a view to combating money laundering and preventing the Shiva Nazar Ahari, a journalist arrested in 2009, was tried in September 2010 in Tehran on charges of "warring against God" (Moharebeh), conspiring to commit a crime, propaganda against the Iranian revolution, having ties to the It was reported on July 8, 2010, that in order to protect the country's national interests, the Majlis (Iran's Parliament) had adopted a law to retaliate against foreign unilateral sanctions and in response to a United The trend in Iranian legislation under the current government is to return to Quranic roots and interpret religious norms through legislation. Thus, for example, according to article 8 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has issued an order that the members of his Council of Ministers must be fined 1,000 tomans (about US$1) for every minute they are late in attending the meetings of the Under Islamic law, one of the requirements of a marriage contract is that the man has to make a gift of money or property to the woman; this gift is called mahr. This condition is incorporated It was reported on May 22, 2010, that two Iranian women, 31-year-old Marziah Amiri and 28-year-old Maryam Rustam-poor, who had spent 14 months in Evin prison on charges of apostasy and revolt against national security, were Two women were arrested in Tehran, Iran, on March 5, 2009, on charges of acting against the national security of the country. Marziah Amirizadeh, who was 30 years old, and Maryan Rostam Poor, 27, were taken A news item reported in November 2009 offers a vivid illustration of the workings of the Iranian criminal justice system. Facing a murder charge in a criminal court in Tehran, Majid, a youth who was working An Iranian boy, Behnoud Shojaie, was executed in Iran on October 11, 2009, after being convicted of the murder of another boy in a street fight; both participants were just 17 years old. The Iranian judiciary On August 22, 2009, the House of Representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran approved by a majority vote a "top priority" bill on "exposing the U.S. violations of human rights in the world." The bill The Council of Ministers approved new regulations to encourage foreign banks to do business in Iran. The new regulations, organized in four parts and totaling 13 articles, are dated March 18, 2009, and entitled "The Executive The Bar Associations of Tehran and of all provincial cities in Iran unanimously and strenuously objected to new regulations recently recommended by the Judiciary. These regulations authorize the Judiciary to extend or suspend the permits of On September 8, 2008, the Judicial Committee of the Iranian Parliament's House of Representatives voted to delete two articles from the Family Protection Bill, including one on polygamy. Under article 23 of the bill as presented It was reported on June 12, 2009, that judges of the High Criminal Court of Fars Province of Iran held a hearing to try a man charged with killing his daughter and seven other persons. The The Islamic House of Representatives introduced certain amendments to the Computer-Generated Crimes Bill in compliance with objections to the bill raised by the Guardian Council. The principal article providing for punishment of those involved It was reported on August 25, 2009, that the head of Iran's judiciary had warned judges against the rising cost to the state treasury of the Iranian system of compensation (Diah). Article 294 of the Islamic The Islamic Republic of Iran is considering abolition of the punishment of stoning to death (rajm) from the Islamic Criminal Code of December 1991. The announcement by Ali Shahrokhi, Chairman of the Judiciary and Legal Committee It was recently reported in an Iranian newspaper that a young woman, now 23 years old, was hanged for a murder she had committed as a teenager. Del A'ara, at the age of 17, was accused It was reported on May 8, 2009, that a 30-year-old man was sentenced to be stoned to death in Iran on the charge of adultery. Under Islamic law, expression of repentance by a person who has Application of an Islamic criminal justice principle by the Supreme Court of Iran saved the life of a man accused of murder. (Arts. 239-256, Islamic Criminal Law of the Islamic Republic of Iran, MAJMUAH'I KAMILI QAVANIN With the purpose of extending the opportunity for young people to participate more effectively in presidential elections, the Council of Ministers of Iran approved a decree reducing the voting age from 18 to 15. The brief The Supreme Court turned down the appeal of a man who by throwing acid into the eyes of a woman turned her blind. The 27-year old, Majid, whose insistence on marrying the woman, Ameneh, failed to The Iranian government's cabinet approved a bill to launch investigations into alleged war crimes and prosecute war criminals in any part of the world. The bill will be sent to the House for ratification. The The Iranian government has begun implementing controversial legislation that allows women to inherit all forms of their husband's property. According to Article 946 of the Civil Code of Iran, which is based on Islamic It was reported on April 8, 2009, that Iran's Taxation Department has raised the tax exemption ceiling to about five million tomans per month for civil servants, judges, and academic members of universities and institutes of Supported by a video tape as the main evidence, along with complaints lodged by their husbands, two women were tried at the first criminal court in Tehran, found guilty of adultery, and sentenced to death by Under Iran's Islamic criminal law (article 83), stoning to death is the punishment for the following acts: 1- Adultery committed by a married man. A married man is a man who has a "permanent" wife A directive issued by the Judiciary High Council of Iran in late 2007 states that, for the purpose of ensuring neutrality in the performance of judicial duties and meeting the highest standards of ethics, judges are According to a directive issued by Iran's Chief of the Judiciary, no convicted criminal may be executed in public without the prior approval of the Head of the Judiciary, based on social requirements. The directive forbids The Iranian Islamic House (Majlisi Showra'i Islami Iran) passed a law on January 16, 2008, on the punishment of those involved in illegal audiovisual activities. According to article 1 of the law, any legal entity or Dr. Haddad A'adel, Speaker of the Islamic Consultative Assembly (House of Representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran), made the following statement at a recent meeting of the Assembly: "Dr. Ahmadi Nijad has, in recent months... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sat, 02 Feb 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540202_text