An Introduction to Alternative Dispute Settlement in the Iranian Legal System: Reconciliation of Shari'a Law with Arbitration as a Modern Institution
Article from: TDM 2 (2015), in Arbitration in the Middle East: Expectations and Challenges for the Future
As the only country in the world whose official religion is Twelver Shi'a Islam, and one whose rules are all formulated according to Islamic sources, the Iranian legal system is an interesting case to study. Arbitration as a modern dispute settlement mechanism has long found its way into the Iranian legal system. One reason for this smooth transition is the roots of this modern positivist institution is Islmic Sunna. After studying arbitration in Islamic sources, this article sets out to offer a somewhat detailed account of the existing legal framework regarding arbitration in Iran. The ...