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Law: Criminal: Iran
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The source for understanding the standing of women in Iranian criminal law is the Islamic Penal Code. The origin of this Penal Code can be found in Qanūn-i ḥudūd wa qiṣāṣ wa muqarrarāt-i an (The law of retribution and boundaries and its ordinances) that was passed immediately after the revolution of 1979. This law was later amended and ratified as Qanūn-i mujazat-i Islāmī: Ḥudūd, qiṣāṣ, diyat, taʿzirāt (The Islamic Penal Code: boundaries, retribution, compensation, corporal punishments) by a clergy-dominated Iranian parliament in 1982 and again amended in 1992.

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Kar, Mehrangiz, “Law: Criminal: Iran”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 29 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0107e>
First published online: 2009

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