19 Pages Posted: 7 Dec 2007
Date Written: November 14, 2007
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.
Keywords: courts, Iran, legal system, acquaintance, principles
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Zar Rokh, Ehsan, Iranian Judicial System (Court's Structure) (November 14, 2007). Islamic Law and Law of the Muslim World Paper No. 07-02. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1059481 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1059481