Chief Justice of Iran
|Chief Justice of Iran|
Coat of Arms of the Islamic Republic of Iran
|Appointer||Supreme Leader of Iran|
|Term length||5 years|
|Inaugural holder||Mohammad Beheshti|
|Formation||3 June 1979|
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
|Name||Born-Died||Entered office||Left office||Nominated by||Appointed by|
|1||Mohammad Beheshti||1928–1981||3 June 1979||28 June 1981 (assassinated)||Mehdi Bazargan||Ruhollah Khomeini|
|2||Abdul-Karim Mousavi Ardebili||1926–2016||28 June 1981||30 June 1989||Mohammad-Ali Rajai||Ruhollah Khomeini|
|3||Mohammad Yazdii||1931–||30 June 1989||30 June 1999||Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani||Ali Khamenei|
|4||Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi||1948–||30 June 1999||30 June 2009||Mohammad Khatami||Ali Khamenei|
|5||Sadeq Larijani||1960–||30 June 2009||Incumbent||Mahmoud Ahmadinejad||Ali Khamenei|