Iranian Legal System and Human Rights Protection
Ehsan Zar Rokh
University of Tehran
M. Rahman Gaeini
affiliation not provided to SSRN
November 20, 2008
Islamic Law and Law of the Muslim World Paper No. 09-58
The state of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran has been criticized both by Iranians and international human right activists, writers, and NGOs. The United Nations General Assembly and the Human Rights Commission have condemned abuses in Iran in published critiques and several resolutions.
The government of Iran is criticized both for restrictions and punishments that follow the Islamic Republic's constitution and law, and for actions that do not, such as the torture and killing of political prisoners, and the beatings and killings of dissidents and other civilians. The authors try to explain the real face of Iranian rules related to Human rights.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 15
Keywords: Iran, Human rights, Legal system, Islamic Rulesworking papers series
Date posted: November 21, 2008 ; Last revised: July 15, 2011
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