Top Priority of Iran’s Judiciary: Promotion of Legitimate Freedoms

Spokesman for the Iranian Judiciary Gholam-Hossein Mohseni Ejei stressed that the Judiciary attaches a great importance to the implementation of Article 156 of Iran’s Constitution, which requires the restoration of people’s rights and promoting legitimate liberties.

“This year, as in the previous year, the priority of Iran’s Judiciary is to restore public rights and promote legitimate freedoms as per Article 156 of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Constitution,” Mohseni Ejei noted on Sunday, June 19.

He made the remarks during his weekly press conference, as reported by IRNA and translated by IFP.

“Today, anything related to the wellbeing of people’s lives and souls is among the Judiciary’s priorities, and the organization will boost its efforts to restore these rights for society using its powers,” he went on to say.

It is written in Article 156 of Iran’s Constitution that “The judiciary is an independent power that protects individual and social rights and is responsible for actualizing justice.”

The Article further holds the Judiciary responsible for five duties, including, “Investigating and issuing judgment on grievances, infringements of the law, complaints, settling litigations and resolving hostilities, making decisions and taking the necessary actions in probate matters as determined by the law; Restoring public rights and promoting justice and the legitimate freedoms; Overseeing the quality of the execution of the laws; Uncovering crimes, prosecuting, punishing and reprimanding criminals; and enforcing the conditions and regulations of the established Islamic penal code; and taking appropriate steps to reform the criminals and to prevent crimes.”