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Law: Access to the Legal System: Iran
(788 words)

Although Iranian women have made important strides regarding entry into public schools and institutions of higher learning, they continue to lack sufficient access to their limited legal rights. In pursuing their rights they either do not seek relief from the judiciary or, if they do, end up abandoning their demands as they discover that even with perseverance the judiciary remains unresponsive. The obstacles they face in their attempts to access the legal system include laws that explicitly dis…

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Kar, Mehrangiz, “Law: Access to the Legal System: Iran”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 03 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0105f>
First published online: 2009

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