|Lawyer independence is an absolute principle: Rouhani||
TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that independence of lawyer is very important and his government insists on this principle.
“As the head of government I announce that the independence of lawyers is an absolute principle in which government is insistent on,” Rouhani, a law expert, told a meeting of the union of lawyers in Tehran.
Rouhani also said that security is key to the progress of a society and part of that security lies with “legal security”.
A feeling of security will prevail only when people feel that all are equal before law, he noted.
Another principle which promotes the feeling of security in the society is the right to “have and choose lawyer”, he explained.
He added that lawyer should be immune from prosecution in doing his professional job.
He also said the only body that should investigate problems related to lawyers is the “union of lawyers”.
The president also urged law experts to familiarize people with their rights.
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