Laws and Regulations
The latest news and views about the Iranian laws and regulations
Dual-nationality Iranians can freely return home: MP
An Iranian parliamentarian says there are no legal restrictions for Iranian individuals with dual nationality traveling to, or making investment in Iran.
Murder convict hanged in Iran
A death row inmate in Iran has been hanged after he was granted a stay of execution several times.
“Evin Prison Guards Committed Offences”, Two Arrested
Iran’s prosecutor general, in a report on the recently leaked CCTV video footage from inside Evin Prison, says there were some violations on the part of some of the prison guards.
Iran committee and prosecution general to investigate Evin incidents
Iran’s parliament speaker says a special committee and the country’s judiciary will look into the reported mistreatment of inmates at Tehran Evin Prison.
Iran to Join Apostille Convention Soon: Official
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Mohsen Baharvand held talks with Christophe Bernasconi, the Secretary-General of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) at the organisation's headquarters in The Hague.
Iran Likely to Approve FATF Soon: Official
An Iranian official says the bills proposed by the Rouhani administration on adoption of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) standards will probably be approved at the Iranian Expediency Council soon.
Iranian MPs File Complaint against Rouhani over Deal with IAEA
Iranian lawmakers have lodged a complaint with the Judiciary against President Hassan Rouhani over an agreement reached between the International Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Iran-IAEA Agreement in Line with Parliament’s Law: Foreign Ministry
The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman says the agreement between the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was a great diplomatic accomplishment for Iran and was in line with the Parliament's law.
Iran Ratifies Act on Tackling Online Fake News, Disinformation
The Iranian Supreme Council of Cyberspace has ratified a document that imposes requirements to prevent and counter fake news and erroneous information in the virtual space.
Iran Gov’t Approves Law Passed by Parliament to Expand Nuclear Activities If Bans Not Lifted
The Iranian cabinet has approved the Strategic Action Plan to Lift Sanctions and Protect Iranian Nation’s Interests, a law earlier passed by the Parliament and approved by the Guardian Council.
Ratification of FATF Bills Prerequisite for Iran’s Access to Financial Resources: Spokesman
Spokesman for the Iranian Administration Ali Rabiei says ratification of the remaining bills regarding the Financial Action Task Force requirements will take the country out of the FATF blacklist and help it have access to financial resources and avoid futile international challenges.
Iran’s Leader Permits Expediency Council to Procced with Work on FATF Bills
Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has approved the administration’s proposal for the extension of a process that authorizes the Expediency Council to review the remaining bills prepared by the government to take Iran out of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) blacklist.
Top Iranian Security Body Backs MPs’ Legislation Aimed at Lifting Sanctions
Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) has thrown its weight behind a recent legislation by lawmakers that seeks to lift the US sanctions imposed on the country.
Iran Begins Legal Proceedings to Receive Financial Claims from Foreign Countries
A senior Iranian official says Tehran has adopted measures to secure its financial and monetary claims from foreign countries.
Iran to File Legal Case with Int’l Bodies over Health Problems Caused by Sanctions
A senior Iranian official says the country will bring a lawsuit with international circles to follow up on the health problems that Iranians have suffered due to sanctions.
First Iranian ID Card Issued for Child Born to Iranian Mother, Foreign Father
Iran’s government spokesman says the first Iranian identity card has recently been issued for a child born to an Iranian mother and a foreign father.
Skeleton of Parthian Woman Unearthed in Central Iran
The skeleton of a Parthian woman has been unearthed during archaeological excavations on a historical hill in the central Iranian province of Isfahan.
‘Honour’ Killing of 14-Year-Old Girl Causes Outrage in Iran
The murder of a 14-year-old Iranian girl by her father coupled with a legal provision which does not allow the father to be served with eye-for-an-eye retribution has sent shockwaves across the nation and social media in Iran.
Iranian Mothers Can Now Pass Nationality to Children
Iran has approved the bylaws of the legislation that grants permanent citizenship to children born to Iranian mothers and foreign fathers.
Iran Introduces Legal Measures to Support Fight against COVID-19
Iran’s Vice Presidency for Legal Affairs has announced the details of measures to support the country’s fight against the novel coronavirus.
FATF’s Blacklisting of Iran; Threat or Opportunity?
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has returned Iran to its blacklist because of Iran's non-compliance with the Palermo and the CFT Conventions. The move could create new and serious difficulties for Iran's financial relations that could be added to sanctions problems.
‘US Sanctions to Hurt Even More If Iran Fails to Adopt FATF’
The Iranian government has once again called on the country’s Expediency Council to ratify the bills on Iran’s accession to the Financial Action Task Force, arguing that the US sanctions will hurt the country even more if the country fails to adhere to the standards set by the global anti-money laundering body.
Iran Marks 70th Anniversary of Adoption of 1949 Geneva Conventions
A meeting has been held in Tehran on December 16 to mark the 70th anniversary of adoption of the four Geneva Conventions back in 1949, attended by Iranian and foreign guests, including the diplomatic officials residing in Tehran, as well as the military and administrative authorities.
‘Iran Must Reinforce Its Laws on Violence against Women’
A lawyer and women’s rights activist has weighed on violence against women in the Islamic Republic of Iran and the country’s laws and regulations to protect women.
Law that Let Iranian Women Pass Nationality to Children Takes Effect
Iran’s Ministry of Interior says the law that allows Iranian women with non-Iranian husbands to pass their own nationality to their children has officially come into force.