Iranian Codes

Amendments to the Islamic Republic of Iran’s New Code of Criminal Procedure

On June 22, 2015, a new Code of Criminal Procedure (CCP) went into effect in the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI). While the original draft of this code, which was passed in February 2014, was considered a relatively positive development, last-minute amendments before the law was about to be implemented have raised serious concerns of further deterioration of the state of the rights of defendants in Iranian courts. ... Read more

English Translation of the Judiciary Draft Bill on Attorneyship

As part of its continuing investigations into threats to the independence of the legal profession in Iran, IHRDC has translated the Iranian judiciary’s proposed draft ... Read more

English Translation of Regulatory Code on Sentences of Qisas, Stoning, Crucifixion, Execution, and Flogging

The first complete English translation of the Regulatory Code on Sentences of Qisas, Stoning, Crucifixion, Execution, and Flogging, which sets out the conditions and protocols for the implementation of corporal and capital punishment in the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), is now available. ... Read more

English Translation of Books I & II of the New Islamic Penal Code

(April 8, 2014) – The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) is pleased to release the first-ever comprehensive English translation of Book One and Book Two of the new Islamic Penal Code (IPC) of 2013 of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI). ... Read more

English Translation of Draft Citizenship Rights Charter

Full English Text of the Draft Citizenship Rights Charter, proposed by President Hassan Rouhani and widely circulated for feedback Translated by the Human Rights in Iran ... Read more

Islamic Penal Code of the Islamic Republic of Iran – Book Five

(July 18, 2013) -- The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) is pleased to release the first comprehensive English translation of Book Five of the Islamic Penal Code of the Islamic Republic of Iran. ... Read more

Islamic Penal Code of the Islamic Republic of Iran – Book One & Book Two

(April 4, 2013) – The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) is pleased to release a comprehensive English translation of Book One and Book Two of the Islamic Penal Code of the Islamic Republic of Iran. ... Read more

English Translation of the Islamic Republic of Iran's Criminal Code of Procedure for Public and Revolutionary Courts

The first complete English translation of the IRI's Criminal Code of Procedure for Public and Revolutionary Courts is now available. The Code addresses the investigation and prosecution of crimes, trial procedure and issuance of sentence, and appeal guidelines. The Code also provides rules on the functioning of the judiciary. This translation will serve as a useful reference in any examination of the IRI legal system. ... Read more

The Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Preamble The Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran advances the cultural, social, political, and economic institutions of Iranian ... Read more

The Press Law

Press Law (Ratified on March 19, 1986) And Its Executive By-law (January 31, 1987) With amendments of April 18, 2000 ... Read more

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