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Domestic Legislation | Resources and Links





Domestic legislation for serious crimes under international law

Crimes

Crime of Aggression

No provision

Crimes Against Humanity

No provision

Genocide

No specific provision although Iran ratified the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (09 December 1948), on 14 August 1956.

War Crimes

Iran has not passed domestic legislation on international crimes. However, according to information provided by the Law Library of Congress (legal report on Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, and War Crimes Jurisdiction), "[L]egislation on war crimes trials was proposed in 2004, the text of which is on the website of Iranís Parliament. [Title in Arabic] [Bill on War Crimes Trials] ((2907/1383 [Oct. 20, 2004]), http://rc.majlis.ir/fa/legal_draft/show/809517, archived at https://perma.cc/9UPU-V2FN."

International Criminal Court

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court: Iran signed the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court on 31 December 2000. Not having ratified it yet, Iran is not a state party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

Resources and Links

  • Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
    World Intellectual Property Organization - WIPO. [ENG]. [Last accessed 28Nov17]. [External Link to pdf document]

  • Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran. (1979. Rev. 1989)
    Comparative Constitutions Project, University of Texas at Austin. [ENG]. [Last accessed 28Nov17]. [External Link]

  • Digital Library of Islamic Consultative Assembly Research Center.
    [ARA]. [Last accessed 28Nov17]. [External Link]

  • Iran's Nuclear Program: Status.
    By Paul K. Kerr, Congressional Research Service, RL34544, Washington D.C., 27 April 2017. By way of: Equipo Nizkor. [ENG]. [Last accessed 28Nov17].

  • Iran Nuclear Agreement.
    By Kenneth Katzman and Paul K. Kerr, Congressional Research Service, R43333, Washington D.C., 10 February 2017. By way of: Equipo Nizkor. [ENG]. [Last accessed 28Nov17].

  • UN Security Council documents on Iran.
    Equipo Nizkor. [ENG/FRA/SPA/RUS].

  • Documents about Agreement Iran-Great Powers.
    Equipo Nizkor. [ENG/FRA/SPA/RUS].

  • List of International Humanitarian Law Treaties to which Iran is a State party. [ENG]
    International Committee of the Red Cross. [ENG] [Last accessed 27Nov17] [External Link]