Chief Justice of Iran

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Chief Justice of Iran
Emblem of Iran.svg
Emblem of Iran
Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje'i 01.jpg
Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje'i

since 1 July 2021
StyleHonorable Chief Justice (formal)
AppointerSupreme Leader of Iran[1]
Term length5 years, renewable once
Inaugural holderMehdi Sajjadian
WebsiteOfficial website

The Chief Justice of Iran is the head of the Judicial system of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Head of Judiciary).

The Chief Justice is also the highest judge of the Supreme Court of Iran.

The Chief Justice can serve for two five-year terms.

List of Chief Justices since 1979[change | change source]

Picture Took office Left office Political Party appointer
1 Mehdi Sajjadian[2]
Mehdi Sajjadian.png 4 April 1979 23 February 1980 None Asadollah Mobasheri
2 Mohammad Beheshti
Beheshti-10.jpg 23 February 1980 28 June 1981
Islamic Republican Party Ruhollah Khomeini
3 Abdul-Karim Mousavi Ardebili
Abdul-Karim Mousavi Ardebili.jpg 28 June 1981 15 August 1989 Islamic Republican Party
4 Mohammad Yazdi
Mohammad Yazdi 1399091913465979321782964.jpg 15 August 1989 14 August 1999 Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom Ali Khamenei
Combatant Clergy Association
5 Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi
Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi018 (1).jpg 14 August 1999 14 August 2009 Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom
6 Sadeq Larijani
Sixth International Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada, Tehran (15) (crop of Sadeq Larijani).jpg 14 August 2009 7 March 2019 Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom
Combatant Clergy Association
7 Ebrahim Raisi
Ebrahim Raisi portrait 2019 1.jpg 7 March 2019 1 July 2021 Combatant Clergy Association
8 Gholam-Hosseini Mohseni-Eje'i
Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje'i 01.jpg 1 July 2021 Incumbent Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom

References[change | change source]

  1. "Appointment of Hojjat-ul-Islam and Muslims Seyyed Ibrahim Ra'isi as head of the Judiciary". Official Ali Khamenei website. Archived from the original on 30 Oct 2020.
  2. * Amin, ‌Seyyed Hassan (1385). "Naser Yeganeh: The last head of the supreme court of Pahlavi regime (Naser Yeganeh: Akherin ra'is-e divan-e Ali-ye Keshvar-e rezhim-e Pahlavi)". Hafez (in Persian). 38 (38): 22–23. Retrieved 2019-03-09.