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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Safety in Mines Regulations, 2012. (آييننامه ايمني در معادن) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-12-10 | Date of entry into force: 2013-03-09 | IRN-2012-R-108701

    The purpose of this regulation is to prevent accidents and damage to the lives and financial losses and making the work environment safe in mines. This regulation contains 13 chapters, 456 articles and 11 notes. The titles of chapters are respectively as follows: Definitions, General requirement, Mine ways, Machinery, Handling, Exploration and extraction drilling, Maintenance, Explosives, Mine ventilation, Lighting, Electrical installations, Fire and explosion and First aid.

  4. 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.

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

    Law on Membership of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the International Federation of Beekeepers' Associations. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-08-01 | IRN-2012-L-105938

    Law permits the government to join the International Federation of Beekeepers' Associations (Apimondia) and to pay a membership fee. The board membership is represented by the Ministry of Agriculture Jihad. Law represents goals and objectives and functioning of the Apimondia.

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

    Law on Membership of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the International Federation for Parent Education. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-07-22 | IRN-2012-L-105937

    Article 1. Definition
    Article 2. Goals of the Federation
    Article 3. Activities
    Article 4. Composition and Structure
    Article 5. Financial Facilities
    Article 6. General Assembly
    Article 7. Administrative Council
    Article 8. Operation
    Article 9. Internal regulations
    Article 10. Headquarters of the Federation

  7. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Safety in Working with Construction Machinery Regulations, 2012. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-06-25 | IRN-2012-R-108702

    The purpose of this regulation is to ensure the safety of work environment and safeguarding of human resources and prevention of work-related accidents in construction machinery. This regulation contains 3 chapters, 136 articles and 4 notes. The titles of chapters are respectively as follows: Definitions, General requirement and Specific requirement.

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

    Law on Membership of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the International Renewable Energy Agency. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-04-17 | IRN-2012-L-105936

    This law allows the Government to join the International Renewable Energy Agency and to carry out duties provided by the Law. Defines types of energy from renewable sources.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

    The purpose of this regulation is to update and adapt the issues related to Forging machinery according to the conditions of the industry, technological advancement, safety of the workplace environment, safeguarding of human and material resources and prevention of accidents. It is used in all workshops where forging machinery is used in their process.

    The regulation contains 4 chapters and 46 articles.
    Chapter 1 - contains the definitions used in the text of the regulation.
    Chapter 2 - introduces general safety requirements in relation to the various types of forging machinery.
    Chapter 3 - specifies safety requirements of specific forging machinery including hammers, presses and upsetters.
    Chapter 4 - introduces other forging machinery.

  11. 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.

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

    Law on Integration of the Pension Fund for the Employees of the Ministry of Agriculture Jahad into the State Pension Fund. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-02-01 | Date of entry into force: 2012-02-01 | IRN-2012-L-94435

    Within the framework of regulating the Civil Service law and regulations of the Pension Fund this Law incorporates the Pension Fund for the employees of the Ministry of Agriculture Jahad (including all the powers, duties, assets, facilities, equipment, and manpower) into the State Pension Fund.

  13. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Statut of the Health Insurance Organisation of Iran.

    Adoption: 2012-01-29 | Date of entry into force: 2012-01-29 | IRN-2012-M-97788

    Chapter 1. Definitions and Concepts
    Chapter 2. Duties and Powers
    Chapter 3. Pillars
    Chapter 4. Financial Issues and Funds

  14. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation on Determination of Daily Remuneration of Health Technicians and Medical Personnel based on Education Degree, Complexity and Place of Work. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-01-04 | Date of entry into force: 2012-01-04 | IRN-2012-R-94653

    This regulation determines the daily remuneration of medical service workers taking into account their education, working hours, night shifts, complexity and place of work.

  15. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Reference to the Regulations of the Convention on the Children Rights in Islamic Republic of Iran. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-01-04 | Date of entry into force: 2012-04-16 | IRN-2012-R-96165

    This regulation sets out basis for creation of a Coordinating Council, Secretariat and respective expert legal working groups. It sets out rights, responsibilities and proceedings of the created entities. Working groups are required to take necessary measures to develop and implement projects for protection of children rights, to organize training and raise awareness about the issue in particular among children and their parents.

  16. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation on Safety in Workshop Buildings. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-10-10 | IRN-2011-R-108711

    The purpose of this regulation is to update and adapt its materials to the conditions of the industries, to improve technology, to secure the workshops, to protect human and material resources and to prevent accidents. This regulation contains 3 chapters, 156 articles and 7 notes. The titles of chapters are respectively as follows: Definitions, General requirement and Specific requirement.

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

    Regulation on Provision of Housing to Prisoners of War, Veterans and Families of Martyrs. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-09-19 | Date of entry into force: 2011-09-19 | IRN-2011-R-94698

    According to this regulation veterans, prisoners of war, family members (spouse, children and parents) of deceased veterans, prisoners of war and martyrs shall be provided housing or receive relevant payments for housing issued through the banks.

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

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

    Adoption: 2011-05-19 | Date of entry into force: 2011-05-19 | IRN-2011-L-97718

    Chapter 1. Definitions and Persons Subject to the Law
    Chapter 2. Institutional Assignments/Duties for Prevention of Administrative Corruption
    Chapter 3. Public Duties

  19. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - - Law, Act

    Law Extending the Law on Early Retirement of Public Servants. - Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis), 1389-12-10 (2011-03-01)

    Adoption: 2011-03-01 | Date of entry into force: 2011-03-17 | IRN-2011-L-91921

    Extends the Law on Early Retirement of State Employees approved in 2007 (1386) for five further years.

  20. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Safety Regulations for use of Pesticides in Workplaces. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-06-19 | Date of entry into force: 2012-06-19 | IRN-2010-R-94601

    The purpose of the drafting of this Regulation is the implementation of the provisions of Article 85 of the Labor Law in order to protect the human resources and material resources of the country in relation to the workforce involved in the contact and work of pesticides and all related affairs.

    This regulation includes 9 chapters, 62 articles and 6 notes. The first chapter contains the definitions used in the text of the regulation. The next chapters are respectively: General requirements; Pesticides storage; Equipment for using pesticides; Preparation and handling of pesticides; Disposal of pesticides waste; pesticides retention period; Personal protective equipment and; Other regulations.

  21. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - - 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.

  22. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - - 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.

  23. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - - 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'.

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

    Law No. 67786/251 Requiring the Government to Recover Rights of the Persons with Disabilities and Victims of Chemical War against the Islamic Republic of Iran. - Official Gazette, 1387-11-16 (2009-02-04) No. 18640

    Adoption: 2009-01-25 | Date of entry into force: 2009-02-04 | IRN-2009-L-91503

    Requires that the Government and the Judiciary take action to protect the rights of persons with disabilities and victims of the chemical war with Iraq, both at the domestic and international levels.
    Provides for the creation of a special accountability mechanism for the follow up and implementation of this Law.

  25. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decision No. 117209 on Working Hours of Government and Bank Employees during the Month of Ramadan. - Official Gazette, 1388-05-18 (2009-08-09), No. 18796

    Adoption: 2008-08-09 | IRN-2008-R-91868

    Defines working hours for government and bank employees during the month of Ramadan (about five hours per day).
    Reduction of working hours during Ramadan shall be compensated through extra working hours in the upcoming months.

  26. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - - 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

  27. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - - Law, Act

    Law on the Incremental Coverage of Rehabilitation and Protection of Persons with Disabilities and Female Heads of Households by State Welfare Organisation. - Official Gazette, 1387-04-05 (2008-06-25) No. 18478

    Adoption: 2008-05-25 | Date of entry into force: 2008-06-02 | IRN-2008-L-91519

    Authorizes the Government to transfer funds from savings to the State Welfare Organization in order to extend the coverage of rehabilitation services and support to persons with disabilities and female householders.

  28. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - - 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.


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

    Law for the Regularisation and Protection of Housing Construction and Supply. - Official Gazette, 1387-02-25 (2008-05-14), No. 18430

    Adoption: 2008-05-14 | Date of entry into force: 2008-05-22 | IRN-2008-L-91850

    This Law requires from the Government to establish various mechanisms for supporting construction via providing land to builders at discount price, leasing or hire-purchase contracts, loans with low rate interests provided by banks.

  30. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - - 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.

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

    Law on the Payment of Pensions to Children of Deceased Women under the Coverage of the Law of Social Security and Other Pension Funds. - Official Gazette, 1386-10-05 (2007-12-26) No. 18329

    Adoption: 2007-12-26 | Date of entry into force: 2008-01-20 | IRN-2007-L-91501

    According to this law, when a pension is payable to parents, upon their death, this pension shall be paid to their children.

    This law repeals the Law on Payment of Allowances to the Children of Deceased Employees (Official Gazette, 1355-11-03 (1977-01-03) No. 9373).

  32. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - - 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.

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

    Law on Early Retirement of Public Servants. - Official Gazette, 1386-06-05 (2007-08-27), No. 18228

    Adoption: 2007-08-27 | Date of entry into force: 2007-09-03 | IRN-2007-L-91920

    Makes provision for a 3 year period regarding the minimum amount of working years (25 years) required for public servants before they can benefit from an early retirement pension. The early retirement pension shall be calculated as for benefits following 30 years of service.

  34. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - - 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.

  35. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - - Law, Act

    Comprehensive Law on the National Control and Campaign Against Tobacco. (قانون جامع کنترل و مبارزه ملی با دخانیات) - Legislation on-line in Persian

    Adoption: 2007 | IRN-2007-L-108500

    Sets up a plan for campaign against consumption of tobacco products and for maintaining public health.

  36. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - - 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.

  37. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - - 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.

  38. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - - 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

  39. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - - 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

  40. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - - Law, Act

    Law on Combating Human Trafficking. - Official Gazette, 1383-04-28 (2004-07-18) No. 17337

    Adoption: 2004-07-18 | Date of entry into force: 2004-07-18 | IRN-2004-L-91993

    Defines actions considered as trafficking and penalties imposed for such actions. The Law prohibits trafficking in persons through use of threats, force, coercion, abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability of the victim for purposes of prostitution, removal of organs, slavery, or forced marriage. The prescribed penalty under this law reportedly is up to 10 years' imprisonment

    Article 4, in addition to penalties prescribed by the law, provides for dismissal of employees of state institutions and organizations, personnel of armed forces involved in trafficking.

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

    Law Establishing the Iranian Fisheries Organization. - Official Gazette, 1383-02-30 (2004-05-19), No. 17270

    Adoption: 2004-05-19 | Date of entry into force: 2004-05-29 | IRN-2004-L-91775

    Defines main responsibilities of the Iranian Fisheries Organization which are the conservation and protection of aquatic resources.
    Under this Law the Iranian Fisheries Company and its affiliated companies are dissolved and powers, obligations, assets and human resources functions of the company are transferred to the Iranian Fisheries Organization attached to the Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture.
    Note 8-Special provisions related to administration, financial and employment regulations are at the discretion of the Ministry of Agriculture.

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

    Law on the Comprehensive Welfare and Social Security Organizational Structure. - Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis), 1383-02-21 (2004-05-10)

    Adoption: 2004-05-10 | Date of entry into force: 2004-05-29 | IRN-2004-L-91516

    Provides for Government duties and responsibilities to promote services in the field of social security.

    CHAPTER I - OBJECTIVES, SCOPE AND FUNCTIONS
    Article 1. Comprehensive Social Security System Based on the Terms and Conditions of the Act
    [Article 1(3), inter alia, provides certain conditions under which foreign citizens residing in Iran can benefit from the comprehensive system of social security]
    Article 2. Three Sectors of the Social Security System
    Article 3. Aims and Responsibilities of the Insurance Sector
    Article 4. Objectives and Responsibilities of the Protection and Rehabilitation Sector
    Article 5. Objectives and Responsibilities of the Relief Sector

    CHAPTER II - PRINCIPLES AND GENERAL POLICIES
    Article 6. Principles and Structural Policies of the Comprehensive Social Security System
    Article 7. Financial Principles and Policies of the Comprehensive Social Security System
    Article 8. Determining Minimum Wages
    Article 9. Principles and Executive Policies of the Comprehensive Social Security System
    Article 10. Subsidy Policies

    CHAPTER III - ORGANIZATION
    Article 11. The Ministry of Welfare and Social Security: Realization of the Comprehensive Social Security System and Implementation of the law.
    Article 12. Four principle bodies of the Comprehensive Social Security System
    Article 13. Supreme Council of Welfare and Social Security
    Article 14. Composition of the Supreme Council of Welfare and Social Security
    Article 15. Responsibilities of the Supreme Council of Welfare and Social Security
    Article 16. The Authority Ministry of Welfare and Social Security
    Article 17. Obligations of the Ministry of Welfare and Social Security
    Article 18. Enactment of the Law
    Article 19. Repeals all sections of social security, medical insurance services, protection and relief regulations which contradict this law.

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

    Comprehensive Law on Protection of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. - Official Gazette, 1383-2-16, (2003-05-06) No. 17264

    Adoption: 2004-05-06 | Date of entry into force: 2004-05-06 | IRN-2004-L-91491

    Provides for Government commitment to ensure the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities. Article 7, inter alia, provides for publicly funded institutions (Ministries, public institutions, organizations, companies) to allocate at least three percent of employment permits to workers with disabilities.

  44. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - - 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.

  45. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - - Law, Act

    Guild Union Act. - Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis), 1382-12-24 (2004-03-14)

    Adoption: 2004-03-14 | Date of entry into force: 2004-03-28 | IRN-2004-L-91489

    Chapter 1 - Definitions
    Chapter 2 - Trade Union Member
    Chapter 3 - Trade Unions
    Chapter 4 - Association of Trade Unions
    Chapter 5 - Council of Trade Unions
    Chapter 6 - Supervision Committee
    Chapter 7 - Supreme Board of the Supervision Committee
    Chapter 8 - Infringements and Fines
    Chapter 9 - Other Regulations

  46. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - - 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

  47. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - - 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.

  48. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 223, 2003 on the ratification of the Convention on Maritime Commercial Navigation between the Government of the Republic of Yemen and the Islamic Republic of Iran.

    Adoption: 2003-10-18 | Date of entry into force: 2003-10-18 | INT-2003-R-76234

    Endorsement of the Convention on Maritime Commercial Navigation between the Government of the Republic of Yemen, the Islamic Republic of Iran signed in Sanaa in 15 May 2003.

  49. Iran (Islamic Republic of) - - Law, Act

    Civil Services Management Law. - Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis), 1386-07-08 (2007-09-30)

    Adoption: 2003-09-30 | Date of entry into force: 2003-10-10 | IRN-2003-L-91490

    Chapter 1 - Definitions
    Chapter 2 Strategies and Technologies for Performing Government Duties
    Chapter 3 - Employees' Rights
    Chapter 4 - Organizational Structure
    Chapter 5 - Information Technology and Administration Services
    Chapter 6 - Entry into Service
    Chapter 7 - Employment
    Chapter 8 - Appointment and Promotion
    Chapter 9 - Empowerment of Employees
    Chapter 10 - Rights and Advantages
    Chapter 11 - Performance Evaluation
    Chapter 12 - Rights and Duties of Employees
    Chapter 13 - Social Security
    Chapter 14 - Supreme Administrative Council and Development Council
    Chapter 15 - Miscellaneous Provisions

    This Law repeals all laws and regulations inconsistent with this law, but does not mention specific texts.

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

    Law on Protection of Children and Adolescents. - Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis), 1381-09-25 (2002-12-16)

    Adoption: 2002-12-12 | Date of entry into force: 2003-01-01 | IRN-2002-L-91493

    Imposes fines and punishment for any kind of physical or mental abuse and harassment, purchase, sale, illegal exploitation and employment of children and adolescents.
    Applies to all persons who have not reached the age of eighteen years. Article 3 imposes imprisonment from 6 to 12 month or a fine from 10 to 20 million rials. Disciplinary measures under Article 59 of the Penal Code and Article 1179 of the Civil Code are exempt from this law. From the date of adoption of this Law all other laws that are contradictory to this Law are null.

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