A Brief Study of Principles and Conditions of Certain Authorities of Religious Minorities in Iran’s Law

  •  Abdossaeid Khorsand    
  •  Farhad Parvin    


There is hardly a country or a government in the world which all its citizens are of the same race or ethnic background, speak the same language or follow the same religion. Indeed, there is one majority in most countries in the world which have the same history, culture, language, religion and nationality. Besides, there are some small groups in those countries that have their own ethnical, lingual and religious characteristics called minorities. The religious minorities which are part of each society are citizens of that society and as a result, they have the rights and promises like other citizens in the same society. Religious minorities have always been given special attention in holy Sharia of Islam and they have lived next to Muslims during centuries and, consequently, they have had rights and promises. One of the privileges given to the religious minorities is their legal independence for taking civil action by religious minorities. Such issue has been considered by legislator in different laws in Iran. So that it necessitates an analysis of its principles and conditions for taking civil actions concerning the approved laws in legal system of Iran. The present paper aims at shedding some lights on the same subject. 

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