Chief Justice of Iran

Chief Justice of Iran

Coat of Arms of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Sadeq Larijani

since June 30, 2009
Style Chief Justice
Appointer Supreme Leader of Iran
Term length 5 years
Inaugural holder Mohammad Beheshti
Formation 3 June 1979
Salary $21,000 annually[1]
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

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


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