Chief Justice of Iran

Chief Justice of Iran
Emblem of Iran.svg
Coat of Arms of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Amoli Larijani.jpg
Incumbent
Sadeq Larijani

since 30 June 2009
Appointer Supreme Leader of Iran
Term length 5 years
Inaugural holder Mohammad Beheshti
Website Official website

The Chief Justice of Iran is the head of the Judicial system of Iran (Head of Judiciary) and is responsible for its administration and supervision.
The Chief Justice is also the highest judge of the Supreme Court of Iran.

List of Chief Justices since 1979[]

Chief
(Birth–Death)
Picture Took office Left office Political Party Appointer
1 Mohammad Beheshti
(1928–1981)
Mohammad Beheshti 1980.jpg 23 February 1980 28 June 1981
(assassinated)
Islamic Republican Party Ruhollah Khomeini
2 Abdul-Karim Mousavi Ardebili
(1926–2016)
Abdul-Karim Mousavi Ardebili 1981.jpg 28 June 1981 30 June 1989 Islamic Republican Party
3 Mohammad Yazdi
(1931-)
Mohammad Yazdi 2 (cropped).jpg 30 June 1989 30 June 1999 Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom Ali Khamenei
Combatant Clergy Association
4 Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi
(1948-)
Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi.jpg 30 June 1999 30 June 2009 Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom
5 Sadeq Larijani
(1961-)
Amoli Larijani.jpg 30 June 2009 Incumbent Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom
Combatant Clergy Association

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