15 Pages Posted: 21 Nov 2008 Last revised: 16 Feb 2015
Date Written: November 20, 2008
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.
Keywords: Iran, Human rights, Legal system, Islamic Rules
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Zar Rokh, Ehsan and Gaeini, M. Rahman, Iranian Legal System and Human Rights Protection (November 20, 2008). Islamic Law and Law of the Muslim World Paper No. 09-58. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1304731 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1304731