Attacks on Justice 2000 – Iran

Middle East and North Africa
Issue: Independence of Judges and Lawyers
Document Type: Practitioners Guide
Date: 2001

The judiciary in Iran is not free from government or religious influence. The judiciary and law enforcement agencies continue to serve as the main tools of oppression in the country.

Although the Constitution of Iran endorses some fair trial rights they are not respected in practice. In the Revolutionary Court the magistrate functions both as prosecutor and judge in the same case. The trials in these courts are therefore not fair and impartial.

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