Report By Amnesty International Declares Iran’s Legal Structure Inadequate
According to a report released Amnesty International the legal structure in Iran is deeply flawed. The report discussed Iran’s new Criminal Procedure Code, criticizing it sharply as a “lost opportunity” to “address long-standing shortcomings in Iran’s criminal justice system.” It also called for measures like adoption of legal provisions increasing accountability and oversight of law enforcement and the judiciary, so that it falls in line with international law standards. The report further made recommendations on the code such as adding provisions for the right to liberty, rights related to arrest and detention, and rights not to be tortured or mistreated, among others. It is pertinent to note at this point that in recent years a lot international pressure has been exerted on Iran in order to stop death penalty particularity in cases of juveniles.