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New Islamic Penal Code of the Islamic Republic of Iran: An Overview

This research paper provides an overview of the new Penal Code of the Islamic Republic of Iranof 2012.  It introduces the central principles of Iranian criminal law, and provides an overview of the key human rights concerns within the new Penal Code. There is a real need for a greater clarity on these issues, due to their significant implications for the human rights situation in Iran. 

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