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  1. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    Law on Protection of Country's Electricity Industry. - Legislation on-line in Persian

    Adoption: 2017-11-01 | IRN-2017-L-105829

    The law sets the government's duty to determine the power production costs, types of power plants fuels based on heating value of natural gas in order to define the electricity costs. This applies to both public and private power plants.

  2. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    Law on Activities of Political Parties and Groups. - Legislation on-line in Persian

    Adoption: 2016-11-16 | IRN-2016-L-105831

    Chapter 1. Definitions
    Chapter 2. Establishment of the Party
    Chapter 3. Rights and Responsibilities

    The law regulates activities of political parties. Applicants should presents their views on cultural, economic, social and political issues in the country. Political parties or groups should be based on the principles of Velayet-e Faqih.
    Chapter 2, Article 5 provides the list of individuals who are prohibited from membership in political parties (also persons suspected of being spies by security and intelligence forces).

  3. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    Law on Reduction of Working Hours for Women with Special Circumstances. - Legislation on-line in Persian

    Adoption: 2016-07-23 | IRN-2016-L-105830

    The law reduces women’s working hours to eight hours per day: from forty four to thirty six hours per week, while maintaining payment for forty four hours. This applies to women having children, those with disabilities, or who have children under six years of age or sick family members in need of care.

  4. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    Law on Ratification of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-07-04 | IRN-2016-L-103152

    The Law, within the scope of implementation of Article 123 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran, joins the 'International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea'.

  5. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    Law on Compulsory Insurance of Damages Caused by Third Parties as a Result of Accidents Caused by Vehicles. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-05-09 | IRN-2016-L-103153

    Chapter 1: General Provisions
    Chapter 2: Rights and obligations of the insurer and the insured
    Chapter 3: Rights and obligations of the Insurance Fund
    Chapter 4: Compensation
    Chapter 5: Other Assignments Related to Institutions and Agencies
    Chapter 6: Criminal provisions
    Chapter 7: Final Provisions

  6. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    Law Prohibiting the Employment of Retired Persons. - Legislation on-line in Persian

    Adoption: 2016-05-09 | IRN-2016-L-105765

    The law, making reference to Article 123 of the Constitution, defines the list of persons covered or excluded from the scope of the law.
    Persons, subject to this Law, in case of necessity, are allowed to work. The law defines the maximum allowed hours (one-third the official office hours) and their remuneration.

  7. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    Law on Political Crime. - Legislation on-line in Persian

    Adoption: 2016-05-09 | IRN-2016-L-105783

    The law defines the list of acts, actions and behavior that can be considered as political crime (publication of false information, insulting the President, Parliament members, assassination of officials, kidnapping, spying etc).
    The law provides, also, the rights of the defendants, among others, detention of the individual not more than fifteen days (unless required by the judge), relatives visits, access the TV, radio and library, etc.

  8. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    Law on Combating Financing of Terrorism. - Legislation on-line in Persian

    Adoption: 2016-03-17 | IRN-2016-L-105777

    The law defines acts, activities and intentions that could be considered as financing of terrorism.

  9. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    Law on Development and Optimization of Potable Water in Cities and Villages of the Country. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-03-14 | Date of entry into force: 2016-03-14 | IRN-2016-L-103155

    The law makes a reference to Article 123 of the Constitution and sets up main three conditions according to which the water will be distributed in cities, towns and villages:

    I - Distribution of water resources with surplus (more then needed)
    II - Distribution of water resources conforming to headcount
    III - Water crisis: available water resources are less than needed at peak situation.

  10. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    Law on Intergovernmental Agreement on Dry Ports. - Legislation on-line in Persian

    Adoption: 2016-03-10 | IRN-2016-L-105766

    Scope of the law:

    Article 1. Scope
    Article 2. Definition of Dry Ports
    Article 3. Development of Dry Ports
    Article 4. Signature, approval, acceptance, approval and accession
    Article 5. Entry into Force
    Article 6. Dry Ports Working Groups
    Article 7. Protocol
    Article 8. Amendments on the Original Text
    Article 9. Amendment Procedure, Annex 1
    Article 10. Restriction on Obligations
    Article 11. Cancellation
    Article 12. Suspension of the validity
    Article 13. Dispute Solution
    Article 14. Scope
    Article 15. Annexes
    Article 16. Secretariat
    Article 17. Documents

  11. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    Law on Assessment and Admission of Students for Postgraduate Education in Higher Education Institutions of the Country. - Legislation on-line in Persian

    Adoption: 2016-03-08 | IRN-2016-L-105827

    Scope of the law: applies all universities and higher education and research centers covered by the Ministries of Science, Research and Technology, Health and Medical Education, University of Cultural Sciences, Universities and Non-Governmental Institutes of Higher Education and Research.

    The Law defines the methods for acceptance of the students:
    Centralized examination - 50%
    Research records - 20%
    Scientific Interviews and Practical Measurement - (30%)

  12. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    Law on Dispute Settlement Councils. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-01-09 | IRN-2016-L-103146

    The Law aims to regulate dispute settlement between natural and legal persons through Dispute Settlement Councils – to be composed in cities and villages.
    The law defines the requirements to be met by the members of the Dispute Settlement Councils (age, martial status, military service, reputation,etc.).

  13. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    Law Extending the Trial Deadline for the Law on Improving Health of the Administrative System and Combating Corruption. - Legislation on-line in Persian

    Adoption: 2015-12-21 | IRN-2015-L-105848

    The law includes only 1 article which extends the Law on Improving Health of the Administrative System and Combating Corruption (pilot law) for three and a half years.

  14. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - International agreement

    Mémorandum d'entente entre le Gouvernement de la République algérienne démocratique et populaire et le Gouvernement de la République islamique d'Iran dans le domaine de l'enseignement supérieur et de la recherche scientifique, signé à Alger, le 17 décembre 2015. - JO du 30 avril 2017

    Adoption: 2015-12-17 | INT-2015-IA-104457

    Ratifié par l'Algérie par le décret présidentiel n° 17-149 du 20 avril 2017.

  15. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    Law on Examination of Assets of Public Officials and Agents of the Islamic Republic of Iran. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-12-05 | IRN-2015-L-103148

    The Law obliges public officials and agents, as well as their spouses and dependent children, to declare their assets in a template to be submitted to Judiciary. The law provides the list of public positions and functions, from the judicial, executive and legislative branches, subject to this law.

  16. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    Law on Establishment and Administration of Non-governmental Schools and Educational Centers. - Legislation on-line in Persian

    Adoption: 2015-12-01 | IRN-2015-L-105828

    Sets up monitoring Councils for planning, organization and implementation of Non-governmental Schools and Educational Centers, defines duties and responsibilities of these Councils.
    The law defines eligible criteria for applicants for establishment of Non-governmental Schools and Educational Centers.

  17. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation on Tourist Guides. - Legislation on-line in Persian

    Adoption: 2015-11-22 | IRN-2015-R-105832

    Sets terms and conditions under which an individual can work as a tourist guide: Iranian nationality, Islamic religion or religious minority recognized by Iranian Constitution, at least 22 years old, certificate of non-pursuit, bachelors degree, medical certificate, no drug addition etc.

  18. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    Law on Supporting Commercial and Knowledge-based Companies and Institutions for Research and Innovation. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-11-21 | IRN-2015-L-103154

    Defines the scope of companies and institutions covered by this Law and grants some privileges such as exemption from taxes, customs duties, low-interest or interest-free loans, right to work in special economic zones, etc.

  19. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation on medical equipment and supplies. - Legislation on-line in Persian

    Adoption: 2015-11-15 | IRN-2015-R-105833

    Chapter 1. Definitions and abbreviations
    Chapter 2. Safety and Usage of Medical Equipment
    Chapter 3. Production
    Chapter 4. Import
    Chapter 5. Service after sale
    Chapter 6. Export
    Chapter 7. Pricing, Distribution and Supervision
    Chapter 8. Exposition, general information

  20. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    Law on the Developing Eight Countries Organization for Economic Cooperation. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-08-09 | IRN-2015-L-103156

    The Law ratifies the Charter on Developing Eight Countries Organization for Economic Cooperation between Iran, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Turkey.

  21. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    Law on Extension of the Deadline for the Patents, Industrial Designs and Trade Marks Registration Act. - Official Gazette 1394-07-13 (2015-05-15)

    Adoption: 2015-08-05 | IRN-2015-L-103246

    The law states the expiration date of the implementation of Patents, Industrial Designs and Trade Marks Registration Act, approved on 20.10.2007, and extends it for another

  22. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    Law allowing the Islamic Republic of Iran to participate in the IMF Programs for Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility. - Official Gazette 1393-04-24 (2015-04-15)

    Adoption: 2015-07-15 | IRN-2015-L-103228

    The government will be allowed to participate in the programmes for poverty reduction and growth promotion (PRGT) initiated by the International Monetary Fund.

  23. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    Executive Ordinance on Application of Safety Regulations at Workplaces - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-05-06 | IRN-2015-L-103145

    The law contains provisions to improve safety in the workplace work, systematic use of qualified persons in the field of safety and prevention of work-related accidents, as well as for the protection of human and material resources. The law also defines conditions for allocation of the official responsible for the work safety regulations including documents to be submitted by the official, and safety regulations training to be undertaken.

  24. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    Law on Increasing Pensions for Veterans, Retired People and Persons with Disabilities. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-04-22 | IRN-2015-L-103141

    This law aims to increase the pensions for 15% for all veterans, retired people and persons with disabilities.

  25. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    Law removing barriers to competitiveness and improving the production of financial systems (No. 777). - Official Gazette 1394-02-01 (2015-03-22)

    Adoption: 2015-03-22 | IRN-2015-L-103256

    The law introduces tax exemption for natural and legal persons active in the free zones and other areas of the country. The law contains also several exemptions for foreign investors.

  26. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    Family Protection Act. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-02-19 | IRN-2015-L-103161

    Chapter 1: Family Court
    Chapter 2: Family consultation centers
    Chapter 3: Marriage
    Chapter 4: Divorce
    Chapter 5: Guardianship and maintenance of the children, alimony
    Chapter 6: Duty Rights and Allowances
    Chapter 7: Criminal Provisions

  27. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Executive Ordinance on the Family Protection Act. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-02-16 | IRN-2015-R-103160

    Chapter 1: Family Court
    Chapter 2: Family consultation centers
    Chapter 3: Registration of marriage and divorce and events related to it
    Chapter 4: How to meet the child's parent

  28. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    Statute of the National Environmental Fund. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-11-09 | IRN-2014-L-103150

    Chapter 1: General Provisions
    Chapter 2: Funding and Activities
    Chapter 3: Pillars
    Chapter 4: Other Provisions

  29. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    Law on the Code of Criminal Procedure for the Armed Forces and for Electronic Proceedings. - Official Gazette 1393-07-08 (2014-09-30)

    Adoption: 2014-09-30 | IRN-2014-L-103250

    Chapter 1: General Provisions
    Chapter 2: Formation of the Prosecutors Office and Military Courts
    Chapter 3: Competences
    Chapter 4: Crime detection and preliminary investigation
    Chapter 5: Advocacy at the Prosecutors Office and Military Courts
    Chapter 6: Order of proceedings, issuing and delivering vote
    Chapter 7: Appeal and retrial
    Chapter 8: Enforcement of orders
    Chapter 9: Prisons and military detention place

  30. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    Law Defining Privacy and Security for Places and Infrastructure Facilities of the Country. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-08-10 | IRN-2014-L-103157

    Defines the scope of the Law - areas such as gas, electricity, telecommunication, level of protection of facilities, water transmission and distribution networks. Responsibility and duties for defining the level of protection is given to the Supreme National Security Council.

  31. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    Law Ratifing Conferance Resolutions of 2010 on International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-05-26 | IRN-2014-L-103158

    This law ratifies resolutions and amendments approved during the Conference held in Manila in 2010 on International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW).

  32. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    The Law Approves Accession of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-05-26 | IRN-2014-L-103159

    The Law approves accession of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims.
    The instrument of accession was accompanied by the following reservation: 'The Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran reserves its right to exclude the application of the provisions of article 2, paragraphs (d) and (e), according to article18(1) of the Convention'.

  33. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    Law on Membership of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the International Committee on Military Medicine (ICMM). - Official Gazette 1393-03-05 (2014-05-26)

    Adoption: 2014-05-26 | IRN-2014-L-103249

    The Law allows the Government, in coordination with the General Staff of the Armed Forces, to join the International Committee on Military Medicine (ICMM).

  34. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    Law on Acceleration of Reconstruction of Areas Damaged by Disaster. - Official Gazette 1393-02-01 (2014-04-21)

    Adoption: 2014-04-21 | IRN-2014-L-103298

    The Law provides a set of measures for reconstruction of areas damaged by disasters and grants a moratorium for loans for two years period for the affected people in cities and villages.

  35. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Resolution on Hundred Percent Coverage of Medical Expenses of Retired Veterans and their Dependents. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-03-12 | Date of entry into force: 2014-03-16 | IRN-2014-R-97832

    This Resolution provides full coverage of medical expenses for retired veterans and their dependent individuals through the respective pension funds.

  36. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Bylaw Raising the Minimum and Maximum Fines in the Comprehensive Act on National Control and Campaign Against Tobacco. - Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis), 1392-11-16 (2014-02-14)

    Adoption: 2014-02-05 | IRN-2014-R-103191

    Executive Bylaw making several amendments to Articles 10, 11, 12, 13 and 16 of the Comprehensive Act on National Control and Campaign Against Tobacco. The amendments are related to sale or supply of tobacco products to persons under eighteen years; advertisement contradicting the law, smoking in public places or public transport etc.

  37. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    Law on Assessment and Acceptance of Students to Universities and Centers of Higher Education of the Country. - Official Gazette 1392-10-06 (2013-12-27)

    Adoption: 2013-12-27 | IRN-2013-L-103247

    The Law defines the requirements for admission of the students to Universities and Centers of Higher Education and sets up a special Assessment and Admission Council composed of representatives from several Ministries and Educational Organizations.

  38. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    Law against Smuggling. - Official Gazette 1392-10-03 (2013-12-24)

    Adoption: 2013-12-24 | IRN-2013-L-103203

    Chapter 1 - Definition, examples and organization
    Chapter 2 - Prevention of trafficking
    Chapter 3 - Smuggling of non-prohibited goods
    Chapter 4 - Smuggling prohibited goods
    Chapter 5 - Organized smuggling of goods
    Chapter 6 - Associated crimes
    Chapter 7 - Provisions on devices for discovery and discovered goods
    Chapter 8 - Competent authority to combat trafficking
    Chapter 9 - Property obtained from smuggling
    Chapter 10 - General Provisions

  39. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    Law on Determination of Social Security Provision for Persons Who Have Paid their Insurance Premium for Ten Years or Less. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-11-08 | Date of entry into force: 2014-01-26 | IRN-2014-L-97847

    According to this Law persons who have paid their insurance premium for at least ten years before applying for retirement and in case they are a 60 year-old man or a 55 year-old woman, are entitled to receive retirement pension from the Social Security Organisation. The Social Security Organisation is required to pay pension also to spouses and children of deceased insured person who has made his/her insurance premium contribution over ten years (or less).

  40. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation on Issuing Licenses for Consultants on Labour Relations. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-10-30 | Date of entry into force: 2013-11-02 | IRN-2013-R-97846

    This regulation defines provisions on licensing consultants for labour relations with the aim to attract the private sector interest in the development and popularisation of labour relations culture, to establish a systematic mechanism, to monitor labour relations consultants, to establish precedents in consultation on issues relevant to the labour law and to reduce visits of employees and employers to agencies and other social authorities.

  41. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    Child Protection Act for Unsupervised or Ill-supervised Minors - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-09-22 | IRN-2013-L-103139

    This law defines terms and conditions for the persons willing to undertake guardianship over unsupervised and ill-supervised minors. Article 5 of the law provides detailed preconditions under which a woman or a couple can undertake supervision of a minor (his/her martial status, existence of a child in the family, age of one of the spouses, etc.).

  42. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    Law Amending the Guild Union Act. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-06-12 | IRN-2013-L-103149

    This law introduces numerous changes and amendments to the Guild Union Act.

  43. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    Law on Provision of Basic Commodities for Vulnerable Groups. - Official Gazette 1392-03-08 (2013-05-29)

    Adoption: 2013-05-29 | IRN-2013-L-103140

    This law provides basic commodities (consumer basket composed of essential food products) for persons covered by Imam Khomeini Relief Committee and the State Welfare Organization.

  44. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    The Islamic Penal Code (IPC) - Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis), 1392-02-01 (2013-04-21)

    Adoption: 2013-04-21 | IRN-2013-L-103202

    Revised version of Iran’s Islamic Penal Code (IPC) adopted in April 2013.
    The new Penal Code contains four Books:

    Book One - Generalities (preliminary provisions and definitions)
    Book Two - Hudud (crimes fixed and severe punishments in Islamic sources)
    Book Four - Qisas (retaliation)
    Book Five - Diyat (monetary compensation for deaths and bodily injuries).

  45. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation on Remuneration of Employees of Establishments for Vocational Education and Training. - Official Gazette

    Adoption: 2012-12-19 | Date of entry into force: 2012-12-19 | IRN-2012-R-94716

    This regulation provides a remuneration scheme for employees working outside of regular working hours.

  46. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    Law on Resolving Administrative Obstacles to the Law on Construction Workers Social Insurance and Defining Punishment for Violators. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-12-19 | Date of entry into force: 2013-02-16 | IRN-2012-L-94719

    According to this law the Social Security Organisation has to insure that all employees involved in construction works are subject to the Law on Social Security for Construction Workers. Individuals or legal persons who impede the implementation of the mentioned Law may be subject to penalties.

  47. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Resolution on the transfer of the Pension Fund of Workers in the Steel Industry to the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-10-13 | Date of entry into force: 2012-11-20 | IRN-2012-R-96168

    According to this regulation the Pension Fund of the steel industry workers along with its responsibilities, property, assets and obligations (including obligations such as legitimate demands of pensioners) shall be transferred to the ownership of the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare. The law contains a table which illustrates the details of the transfer.

  48. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    Law on Non-Requirement of Mandatory Insurance for Seasonal Workers and Inhabitants of Towns with a Population Less than Twenty Thousand who are Insured with the Social Insurance Fund for Rural and Nomadic Population. - Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis), 1391-19-01 (2012-04-07)

    Adoption: 2012-04-07 | Date of entry into force: 2012-04-07 | IRN-2012-L-94392

    This law gives exemption from mandatory insurance to seasonal workers and inhabitants of towns with less than twenty thousand population who benefit form health care services for rural and nomadic population.

  49. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Safety Regulations in the Forging Industry. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-03-18 | Date of entry into force: 2012-03-18 | IRN-2012-R-97715

    This regulation comes to review the Law from 11.11.1968 on Safety Regulations in the Field of Casting, Blacksmith Art and Welding. The provisions of this regulation are subject to Article 85 of the Labour Code and are applicable for all workshops.

  50. Iran, Islamic Republic of - - Law, Act

    Law for the Continuous Improvement of Business Environment. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-02-05 | Date of entry into force: 2012-03-18 | IRN-2013-L-94652

    Within the framework of implementation of Article 123 of the Constitution (continuous improvement of the business environment), this Law aims at reducing the role of the Government in the economy, providing guarantees for investments and empowering the private sector.
    According to Article 2, the Government is to review the opinions of the Chamber of Commerce,as well as employers and workers and, if needed, shall hold meetings with them.

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