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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 head of the judiciary of Iran is required to be an "honorable man" according to Article 157 [Head of Judiciary] of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran.[1]

Chief Justice of Iran
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Ebrahim Raisi

since 7 March 2019
AppointerSupreme Leader of Iran
Term length5 years, renewable once
Inaugural holderMohammad Beheshti
WebsiteOfficial website

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

List of Chief Justices since 1979Edit

Picture Took office Left office Political Party appointer
1 Mehdi Sajjadian[2]
  4 April 1979 23 February 1980 None Asadollah Mobasheri
2 Mohammad Beheshti
  23 February 1980 28 June 1981
Islamic Republican Party Ruhollah Khomeini
3 Abdul-Karim Mousavi Ardebili
  28 June 1981 15 August 1989 Islamic Republican Party
4 Mohammad Yazdi
  15 August 1989 14 August 1999 Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom Ali Khamenei
Combatant Clergy Association
5 Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi
  14 August 1999 14 August 2009 Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom
6 Sadeq Larijani
  14 August 2009 7 March 2019 Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom
Combatant Clergy Association
7 Ebrahim Raisi
  7 March 2019 Incumbent Combatant Clergy Association


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  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): 22–23. Retrieved 2019-03-09.