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  1. Iran, Islamic Republic of - General provisions - 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).

  2. Iran, Islamic Republic of - General provisions - 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.

  3. Iran, Islamic Republic of - General provisions - 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.

  4. Iran, Islamic Republic of - General provisions - 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.

  5. Iran, Islamic Republic of - General provisions - 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.).

  6. Iran, Islamic Republic of - General provisions - 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.

  7. Iran, Islamic Republic of - General provisions - 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.

  8. Iran, Islamic Republic of - General provisions - 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

  9. Iran, Islamic Republic of - General provisions - 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.

  10. Iran, Islamic Republic of - General provisions - 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.

  11. Iran, Islamic Republic of - General provisions - 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

  12. Iran, Islamic Republic of - General provisions - 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

  13. Iran, Islamic Republic of - General provisions - 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

  14. Iran, Islamic Republic of - General provisions - 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

  15. Iran, Islamic Republic of - General provisions - 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.

  16. Iran, Islamic Republic of - General provisions - 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

  17. Iran, Islamic Republic of - General provisions - 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.

  18. Iran, Islamic Republic of - General provisions - 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.).

  19. Iran, Islamic Republic of - General provisions - 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.

  20. Iran, Islamic Republic of - General provisions - 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).

  21. Iran, Islamic Republic of - General provisions - 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.

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

    Law on Targeted Subsidies. - Official Gazette, 1388-10-15 (2010-01-05), No. 18908

    Adoption: 2010-01-05 | Date of entry into force: 2010-01-13 | IRN-2010-L-91714

    Defines the Government obligations and competences to target the energy subsidies in order to rationalize energy consumption (gasoline, gas oil, fuel oil, kerosene), to reduce the proportion of social groups with high incomes and to increase the share of subsidies for groups with low-incomes.

    Article 7, inter alia, authorizes the Government to spend maximum 50% of net proceeds resulting from the implementation of the Law for running a comprehensive social security system providing health care, housing costs and employment services.

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

    Law No. 36965/No. 13 on Protection of Consumers' Rights. - Official Gazette, 1388-07-15 (2009-10-07), No. 18841

    Adoption: 2009-10-07 | Date of entry into force: 2009-10-15 | IRN-2009-L-91717

    Defines a number of rights and obligations for consumers, traders, manufacturers and distributors.

    Article 1, requires from the providers of goods and services to provide consumers with relevant documents such as warranties, receipts and product information.

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

    Law No. 71063 on Computer Crimes. - Official Gazette, 1388-03-05 (2009-05-26), No. 18742

    Adoption: 2009-05-26 | Date of entry into force: 2009-06-16 | IRN-2009-L-91715

    Provides for punishments for spying, hacking, piracy and publishing materials deemed to damage 'public morality' or to be a 'dissemination of lies'.

    Article 18, inter alia, provides for imprisonment up to two years and a fine up to 5.000.000 Rials for anyone found guilty of 'disseminating false information likely to agitate public opinion'.

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

    Law on Dispute Settlement Councils. - Official Gazette, 1387-02-29 (2008-05-29), No. 18495

    Adoption: 2008-05-29 | Date of entry into force: 2008-08-06 | IRN-2008-L-91707

    The purpose of the Law is to develop the peoples' cooperation in solving disputes and claims of civil and legal nature, as well as settlement of matters of judicial nature with less complexity.

    Subject 1 General Provisions
    Subject 2 Members Composition and Elections Procedure
    Subject 3 Membership Conditions
    Subject 4 Council Competences
    Subject 5 Examination Order in the Council
    Subject 6 Decision Making and Judgement
    Subject 7 Other Regulations

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

    Law on Value Added Tax. - Official Gazette, 1387-02-17 (2008-05-16), No. 18441

    Adoption: 2008-05-16 | Date of entry into force: 2008-05-22 | IRN-2008-L-91848

    Defines the criteria for calculation of the VAT tax and charges for goods and services supply.

    Article 16 of the Law defines the value added tax rate as 1.5 percent and specifies a special tax rate for some essential commodities and luxury commodities.

    Article 12 and 13 grant a tax exemption for some basic commodities such as food and medicine, agricultural products, animal and fish products, books, immovable properties, public transportation services and hand woven carpets.


  27. Iran, Islamic Republic of - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law No. 25274/680 on Amendment of Specific Articles of the Fourth Five-Year Economic, Social and Cultural Development Plan of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Implementation of General Policies of Principle 44 of the Constitution. - Official Gazette, 1386-11-06 (2008-01-28), No. 18476

    Adoption: 2008-01-28 | Date of entry into force: 2008-06-14 | IRN-2008-L-91849

    Chapter 1. Definitions
    Chapter 2. Domains of Public, Cooperative and Private Sector Activity
    Chapter 3. Development Policies of the Cooperative Sector
    Chapter 4. Reorganizing State-Run Companies
    Chapter 5. Ceding Process of State-Run Companies
    Chapter 6. Distribution of Justice Shares
    Chapter 7. Ceding Board and Its Duties
    Chapter 8. Supreme Council for Implementation of General Policies of Principle 44 of the Constitution and Its Duties
    Chapter 9. Facilitating Competition and Preventing Monopoly
    Chapter 10. Miscellaneous Articles

    This Law defines the scope of activities of public, private, and cooperative sectors and introduces provisions for ensuring fair competition and preventing monopoly and anti-competitive activities.

    Chapter 9, inter alia, makes provisions on privatization and prohibition of anti-competitive activities, discriminatory pricing and abuse of a dominant position.

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

    Patents, Industrial Designs and Trade Marks Registration Act. - Official Gazette, 1386-07-01 (2007-10-29), No. 18389

    Adoption: 2007-10-29 | Date of entry into force: 2008-01-03 | IRN-2007-L-91826

    Chapter 1 Patent
    Chapter 2 Industrial Designs
    Chapter 3 Marks, Collective Marks and Trade Names
    Chapter 4 General Provisions

    Provides for the experimental execution of the Act for a period of five years.
    Defines patents, marks , trade names and specifies what types of patents, marks and trade names can be registered. The Law provides for detailed information required for filling up an application for the registration.

    This Law repeals the Trademarks and Patents Registration Act.

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

    Act on Protective, Compensatory and Anti-Dumping Measures for Protection of Domestic Producers. - Official Gazette, 1386-05-07 (2007-07-29), No. 18191

    Adoption: 2007-07-29 | Date of entry into force: 2007-08-07 | IRN-2007-L-91851

    Sets forth provisions to protect domestic consumers against importation of dumped goods. It provides for a special commercial profit tax for protection of domestic producers and payment of subsidies to domestic producers.

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

    Law for Determining the Nationality of Children Born from a Marriage of Iranian Woman and Foreign Man. - Official Gazette, 1385-07-02 (2006-09-24), No. 17962

    Adoption: 2006-09-24 | Date of entry into force: 2006-10-04 | IRN-2006-L-91910

    Allows children born in Iran from the marriage of Iranian woman and foreigner man to apply for the Iranian citizenship after they reach the age of eighteen years old.

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

    Law on Establishment and Management of Special Economic Zone of Islamic Republic of Iran. - Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis), 1384-09-05 (2005-10-26

    Adoption: 2005-10-26 | Date of entry into force: 2005-06-01 | IRN-2005-L-91872

    Part 1 - Objectives
    Part 2 - Definitions and Generalities
    Part 3 - Import and Export Regulations
    Part 4 - Investment and Registration Regulations
    Part 5 - Miscellaneous Obligations

    Article 16, inter alia, provides that regulation of issues related manpower, labour relations, insurance and social security in the zone shall be carried out under current regulations of free-trade industrial zones.

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

    Charter of Women's Rights and Responsibilities in the Islamic Republic of Iran. - Official Gazette, 1383-06-31 (2004-09-21) Legislation on-line in English

    Adoption: 2004-09-21 | Date of entry into force: 2004-09-21 | IRN-2004-L-91626

    Approval of the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution
    Essential Points of the Charter.

    SECTION I - WOMEN'S INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    SECTION II - WOMEN'S FAMILY RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    Chapter 1: Girls' Rights and Responsibilities in the Family
    Chapter 2: Women's Rights and Responsibilities in Forming and Sustaining the Family
    Chapter 3: Women's Rights and Responsibilities in Case of Family Dissolution

    SECTION III - WOMEN'S SOCIAL RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    Chapter 1: Women's Rights and Responsibilities Regarding Physical and Psychological Health
    Chapter 2: Women's Cultural and Spiritual Rights and Responsibilities
    A. General Culture
    B. Education
    C. Research
    Chapter 3: Women's Economic Rights and Responsibilities
    A. Financial Rights and Responsibilities in the Family
    B. Women's Rights and Responsibilities regarding Employment and Economic Participation
    Chapter 4: Women's Political Rights and Responsibilities
    A. Women's Rights and Responsibilities in Domestic Politics
    B. Women's Rights and Responsibilities in International Politics
    C. Women's Rights and Responsibilities in Defence and Military Affairs
    Chapter 5: Women's Judicial Rights and Responsibilities

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

    Law on the Fourth Five-Year Economic, Social and Cultural Development Plan of the Islamic Republic of Iran [2004-2009]. - Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis), 1383-06-11 (2004-09-01)

    Adoption: 2004-09-01 | Date of entry into force: 2004-09-01 | Date of end of application: 2009 | IRN-2004-L-91720

    PART I - KNOWLEDGE-BASED GROWTH OF THE NATIONAL ECONOMY IN INTERACTION WITH GLOBAL ECONOMY
    Chapter 1. Laying the Ground for Rapid Economic Development
    Chapter 2. Proactive Interaction with the Global Economy
    Chapter 3. Economic Competitiveness
    Chapter 4. Knowledge Based development
    PART II - ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, TERRITORIAL SPATIAL PLANNING, REGIONAL BALANCE
    Chapter 5. Environmental Protection
    Chapter 6. Territorial Spatial Planning, Regional Balance
    PART III - ENHANCEMENT OF HEALTH, SOCIAL SECURITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
    Chapter 7. Enhancement of Health and Improvement of Quality of the Life
    Chapter 8. Enhancement of Human Security and Social Justice
    PART IV - SAFEGUARDING ISLAMIC-IRANIAN IDENTITY AND CULTURE
    Chapter 9. Cultural Development
    PART V - STRENGTHENING NATIONAL SECURITY
    Chapter 10. National Security
    Chapter 11. Judicial System Development
    PART VI - GOOD GOVERNANCE AND THE MODERNIZATION OF THE STATE
    Chapter 12. Good Governance and the Modernization of the State
    Chapter 13. Management and Operation of the Plan
    Chapter 14. Re-validation of the Law and the Government Financial Regulation
    Chapter 15. Supervision and Monitoring
    PART VII - QUANTITATIVE TABLES OF THE FOURTH DEVELOPMENT PLAN

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

    Law on Respecting the Legitimate Liberties and Protection of Citizens' Rights. - Official Gazette, 1383-02-15 (2004-05-04), No. 17249

    Adoption: 2004-05-04 | Date of entry into force: 2004-05-05 | IRN-2004-L-91627

    Contains provisions in respect of human dignity and the rights of citizens. Provides, inter alia, for conducting detention and prosecution based on the law; assumption of innocence until the evidences to prove charges are clearly established; avoiding blindfolding and insulting of detainees during arrest, interrogation, prohibition of torture to obtain a confession.

  35. Iran, Islamic Republic of - General provisions - Law, Act

    Electronic Commerce Law of the Islamic Republic of Iran (enacted in the open session of the Islamic Consultative Assembly on Wednesday, 1382/10/17 and was ratified by the Guardian Council on 1382/10/24). - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2004-01-07 | Date of entry into force: 2004-01-14 | IRN-2004-L-84318

    Chapter 1 - General Provisions
    Chapter 2 - Certification Service Provider
    Chapter 3 - Miscellaneous
    Part 1: Sole Protection in Electronic Transactions
    Part 2: Protection of "data message" in electronic transactions
    Chapter 4 - Fines and Penalties
    Chapter 5 - Compensation
    Chapter 6 - Miscellaneous Provisions

  36. Iran, Islamic Republic of - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law on Electronic Commerce. - Official Gazette, 1382-10-17 (2004-01-07), No. 17167

    Adoption: 2004-01-07 | Date of entry into force: 2004-01-14 | IRN-2004-L-91708

    This Law recognizes electronic documents as legally binding as traditional documents for electronic commerce transactions and valid to be used as evidence in court proceedings.

    Article 14, inter alia, provides that electronic documents as well as terms and conditions contained in the document, including signature, are valid and reliable documents before judicial or legal authorities.

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

    Law on the Statute of the Arbitration Center of the Iran Chamber of Commerce. - Official Gazette, 1380-11-14 (2002-02-03), No. 16608

    Adoption: 2002-02-03 | Date of entry into force: 2002-02-13 | IRN-2002-L-91873

    Chapter 1. Generalities
    Chapter 2. Organs
    Chapter 3. Miscellaneous provisions

    In implementation of Article 2 of the Law on Amendment of Clauses of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines Law, establishes the Arbitration Center of the Iran Chamber for settlement of domestic and foreign commercial disputes through arbitration.

  38. Iran, Islamic Republic of - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations concerning the Article 180 of the Act on the Third Plan of Economic, Social and Cultural Development. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2001-03-28 | IRN-2001-R-84306

    Regulates the procedures with respect to the entry and visas of foreign nationals and refugees.

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

    The Law of the Third Five-Year Economic, Social and Cultural Development Plan of the Islamic Republic of Iran [2000-2004]. - Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis), 1379-01-17 (2000-04-05)

    Adoption: 2000-04-05 | Date of entry into force: 2000-04-05 | Date of end of application: 2004-09-01 | IRN-2000-L-91673

    Provides for implementation of administrative reforms, reduction of state-owned enterprises, improvement of human recourses management and organization of Governance structure of the country.

    Article 56, inter alia, provides for allocation of 70% of saving deposits with no interests to individuals and non-governmental legal identities for creation of new jobs. The same Article provides for loans to jobless and legal identities residing in rural areas, self-supporting women as well as those who have already acquired some technical and vocational skills.
    Article 190 provides for improvement of conditions in prisons and aids to families of prisoners and the executed convicts.

  40. Iran, Islamic Republic of - General provisions - Law, Act

    Elections Act of Islamic Consultative Assembly. - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 1999-11-28 | IRN-1999-L-84308

    Chapter 1 - Generalities
    Chapter 2 - The Quality of the Elections
    Chapter 3 - Candidates and Electors' Particulars
    Chapter 4 - Executive Board
    Chapter 5 - Candidature Announcement and Eligibility of Candidates
    Chapter 6 - Campaigning
    Chapter 7- Fines & Offences
    Chapter 8 - Complaints and Investigations
    Chapter 9 - Punishment
    Chapter 10 - Preliminary Preparations, organization and opening of the Islamic Consultative Assembly

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

    Law on the Elections of the Islamic Consultative Assembly. - Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis), 1378-09-07 (1999-11-28) Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1999-11-28 | Date of entry into force: 1999-11-30 | IRN-1999-L-91816

    Provides for principles on the organization of elections, electoral rights, secret ballot, rights and responsibilities of election campaign committees, candidates' registration and status.

    Under Article 6, employees of the Government or Government affiliated institutions who became a member of the Parliament will receive the salary as a Parliament representative. Their previous term of office will be considered a part of their government employment history.

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

    Law Permitting Registration of Branches or Representative Offices of Foreign Companies. - Official Gazette, 1376-08-21 (1997-11-12), No. 15284

    Adoption: 1997-11-12 | Date of entry into force: 1997-11-19 | IRN-1997-L-91853

    Allows foreign companies' branches or representative offices authorized by the Government of Islamic Republic of Iran to carry out business activities in compliance with the laws and regulations of Iran.

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

    The Anti-Narcotics Law of the Islamic Republic of Iran (consolidated as of 1997). - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 1997-11-08 | IRN-1997-L-84309

    Sets out crimes with respect to the fabrication, trafficking etc. of narcotics.

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

    Law Banning Usage of Foreign Names, Titles and Phrases. - Official Gazette, 1375-09-14 (1996-12-04), No. 15105

    Adoption: 1996-12-04 | Date of entry into force: 1996-12-28 | IRN-1996-L-91906

    Sets up restrictions on the use of foreign names and words in commercial and production activities and calls the executive, judicial organizations, as well as public institutions to avoid using foreign terms.

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

    Regulation concerning the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) 1995 Scientific Foundation.

    Adoption: 1996-04-05 | Date of entry into force: 1996-04-21 | IRN-1996-R-46990

    Provides for the creation of ECO, a permanent regional foundation for scientific, technical, medical and economic research based in Islamabad.

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

    Law for the attraction and protection of foreign investment in Iran.

    Adoption: 1995 | IRN-1995-L-57566

    Applies to persons, companies, and private firms of foreign nationality investing in Iran either in cash or in the form of factories, machinery and parts, equipment, patent rights, expert services, for development, rehabilitation, and productive activities in industry, mining, agriculture and transport. Establishes that capital imported into Iran in accordance with this law, as well as profits accrued therefrom, shall enjoy the legal protection of the government and that all rights, exemptions, and facilities accorded to domestic capital and private productive enterprises shall also apply to foreign capital and firms. Provides for compensation where the enactment of special legislation deprives the foreign investor from ownership. Also provides for implementing regulations.

  47. Iran, Islamic Republic of - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law on the Second Five-Year Economic, Social and Cultural Development Plan of the Islamic Republic of Iran [1994-2000]. - Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis), 1373-09-20 (1994-12-11)

    Adoption: 1994-12-11 | Date of entry into force: 1994-12-11 | Date of end of application: 2000-04-05 | IRN-1994-L-91667

    Defines qualitative and quantitative macroeconomic policies and policy objectives of the Development Plan. Allocates 4,800 billion rials to be paid directly in a monthly basis to low-income families including those of married soldiers, who are incapable of providing for their families, as well as families, women and children without guardians, families who are headed by those incapable of working and also families of needy prisoners.

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

    Law on the Administration of Free-Trade Industrial Zones. - Act On-line in English

    Adoption: 1993-09-12 | IRN-1993-L-42161

    Establishes the Kish Island free zone, the Qeshm Island free zone and the Chah Bahar free zone. The zones shall be administered by a board of directors, chosen by the Cabinet (s. 6). Rules regarding employment, insurance and social security, and the issuance of visas shall be governed by working procedures approved by the Cabinet (s. 12).

  49. Iran, Islamic Republic of - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law for Hearing Lawsuits on Personal Matters and Religious Issues of Zoroastrian, Jewish, and Christian Iranians - Official Gazette, 1372-04-03 (1993-06-24), No. 14138

    Adoption: 1993-06-24 | Date of entry into force: 1993-06-24 | IRN-1993-L-91909

    Under Article 13 of the Constitution, the law allows Iranian courts to hear cases or claims brought by non-Muslim nationals according to their own religious regulations.

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

    Law on Population and Family Planning. - Official Gazette, 1372-02-26 (1993-05-13),  No. 14061

    Adoption: 1993-05-13 | Date of entry into force: 1993-05-23 | IRN-1993-L-91693

    The Law defines the programs to be implemented by the Ministries of Education, Culture and Higher Education, Health and Medical Education and Islamic Culture and Guidance.

    Article 1, defines that privileges envisaged according to the number of children are no more valid for the fourth child and more, born one year after enactment of the law.
    Note 1 (A) - Maternity leave for female workers for the fourth child and more born one year after the approval of the law shall be decided separately.

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