Legal Commentary

Crisis-Causing Elements in Iran’s Judicial System

Behnam Daraeizadeh Attorney at Law, Iranian Bar Association December 2011 Key Words:  Legal System in Iran, Islamic Penal Code, Sharia Law, Iran Constitution   Preface: Assessment and analysis of Iran’s legal ... Read more

An Analysis of the Responses Given by the Iranian Delegation to the Human Rights Committee

An Analysis of the Responses Given by the Iranian Delegation to the Human Rights CommitteeBy Mohammad H. Nayyeri Attorney at Law, Iranian Bar Association ... Read more

A Look at Criminal Procedure in Iran

A commentary on the criminal justice system by Iranian criminal defense attorney Behnam Daraeizadeh. ... Read more

Special Court for the Clergy: Raison d’être, Development, Structure and Function

In this legal commentary, Majid Mohammadi, a prolific scholar and expert on Iran’s system of government, examines the establishment, development and function of the Special ... Read more

A Legal Analysis on Violation of Rights in the Post-Election Events

In this legal commentary, Shadi Sadr, the prominent Iranian lawyer and women's rights activist, examines the unlawful crackdown on dissent following Iran’s June 12, 2009 ... Read more

Constitutional Obstacles: Human Rights and Democracy in Iran

In this commentary, Mehrangiz Kar lays out the operation of the Iranian political system as it stood at what seemed to be the end of ... Read more

Memorandum on Election Law

This is a memorandum on “free and fair” election standards to determine whether the events surrounding the election in Iran on 12 June 2009 were ... Read more

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