Iranian Judicial System (Court's Structure)
Ehsan Zar Rokh
University of Tehran
November 14, 2007
Islamic Law and Law of the Muslim World Paper No. 07-02
In an Iranian court the judge acts as prosecutor, jury, and arbiter; the system is a form of the inquisitorial system. However, according to Article 168 of Iran's constitution, in certain cases involving the media a jury is allowed to be the arbiter. The judge holds absolute power. In practice, judges may be overwhelmed by cases, and not have the time to excogitate about each case. All judges are certified in Islamic law, and most, but not all, are members of the ruling clergy. I'm going to explain courts structure in this article.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 19
Keywords: courts, Iran, legal system, acquaintance, principlesworking papers series
Date posted: December 7, 2007
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