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Law: Modern Family Law, 1800–Present: Iran
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In the domain of modern family law, the changes that have occurred in Iran do not suggest a progressive expansion of women's rights based on a move from tradition to modernity. Rather the changes have fluctuated, at times in opposing directions, depending on the policies and ideological orientations of the men in control of the government.

Although the roots of the modern legislative process in Iran can be traced to the aftermath of the Constitutional Revolution of 1905–11, modern legislation in the area of family law did not materialize until 1967. …

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Kar, Mehrangiz, “Law: Modern Family Law, 1800–Present: Iran”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 01 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0114e>
First published online: 2009

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