Tehran, March 6, IRNA -- Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi
Shahroudi said on Thursday that the justice system is in need of
In a meeting with the heads of nationwide justice departments and
the Judiciary officials, Ayatollah Hashemi Shahroudi underscored the
necessity of applying advanced methods for administering justice and
said that the traditional procedure underway in Iranian courts of
justice has proved weak in dealing with various kinds of crimes.
He said that well-educated judges with high-level training should
be recruited to deal with the cases of crimes.
Shahroudi said that the current procedure in courts and
classification of the crimes should be revised to keep up with the
necessity of the time.
He said that the justice system needs to update itself to deal
with the organized crime which has become a stumbling block for
administration of justice.
Upon assuming to the office, Ayatollah Shahroudi said that he took
delivery of the ruins of the Judiciary and promised to restructure the
justice system as his number one preference.
But, the Judiciary did not undergo a dramatic reform in the past
four years since Ayatollah Shahroudi's taking office to guarantee the
basic right of every individual.
Unfortunately, the justice administration has isolated itself and
created a surroundings in which it fails to seek expertise from the
academic centers in a bid to draw up a comprehensive reform program
for the body.
The experience of the past four years has proved that the
Judiciary needs to recruit specialists in law from the universities
and form specialized teams to hand over an urgent plan to respond to
the public expectations.
The Judiciary closed the prosecutors offices over night several
years ago and then reached the conclusion that it has made mistake,
but, it has not been successful to restore the office across the
country despite the decision made two years ago to do so.
"Justice is as essential as the bread for maintaining life for
every human being. How is it possible to restore justice in the
country while the justice system is suffering from outdated
procedure?" a university teacher said.
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