Oral History Interview
December, 1982, and April, 1983
145pp. + summary + biographical note + index + photograph
Majles Deputy, 1963; Minister of State, 1963-1971; Senator, 1971-1974; Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Iran, 1975-1979.
Recollections of childhood and education in Europe and America; on the history, structure and mode of operation of the judiciary in Iran; working of the Ministry of Justice in Iran; place of religion in Iran's legal code; role of the judiciary in the operation of the government; issue of women's rights and the reaction of the judiciary to it; on the Family Protection Law and its implementation; observations on the White Revolution; on the Shah, his powers and his leadership style; on the workings of the cabinet; impact of the events of 1953 on later political decisions; on the causes of the Revolution; attitude of the Islamic Republic toward the judiciary; personal experiences with the Islamic Republic and the revolutionary courts.