Iran's Legislative Criminal Policy Developments on Religious Minorities, Women and Children in the Light of Human Rights Standards
Amir Samavati Pirouz, Sina Najafi
The present article examines Iran's legislative criminal policy developments regarding women and victimized children in the light of human rights standards. One of the most important issues of human rights standards is the protection of children and women as vulnerable groups. This is particularly very sensitive and important in criminal law. The key question raised in this regard is how can Iran's legislative criminal policy developments regarding religious minorities, women and victimized children in the light of human rights standards be evaluated? The present article is a descriptive-analytic one and uses the library method to investigate the question referred. The results of the study indicate that in the field of legislation, criminal law, especially in the area of sentencing women, has become closer to human rights standards more than before, but it is still distant from human rights standards and is accompanied by many gaps in the case of children such as lack of retribution for a father who kills his child. But unfortunately there are still many gaps in the rights of religious minorities.