Iran: nearly four decades after revolution, legal framework remains deeply flawed

Feb 11
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Amnesty International reports on Mullahs Judiciary
Amnesty International reports on Mullahs Judiciary

Amnesty International
Thursday, 11 February 2016

Nearly four decades after Iran’s 1979 Revolution shook its criminal justice system to the core, the country’s legal framework remains largely inadequate, inefficient and inconsistent with international fair trial standards, leaving individuals who come into contact with it with little or no protection. Amnesty International’s new report, Flawed reforms: Iran’s new Code of Criminal Procedure, provides a comprehensive analysis of Iran’s new Code of Criminal Procedure, which came into force in June 2015. The report welcomes the introduction of several long overdue reforms but expresses concern that Code constitutes a lost opportunity as it fails, by and large, to do more than scratch the surface of the flaws that run deep in Iran’s criminal justice system.

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