Iran Business Risk The Convention on the Rights of the Child Iran has executed more child offenders than any other country in the world, and continues to lead the world in child executions.
Iran also continues to regularly execute citizens over 18 for crimes committed as minors. Under the Iranian Civil Code, if a mother wishes to retain custody of her child under joint-custody laws, she must refrain from remarriage, a clear obstacle to the childís equal access custody rights under Article 9. Recent UNICEF statistics indicate that 11.4% of Iranian children are victims of underage labor.
According to Iranian law, the legal age of majority for children is puberty, enabling underage marriage for girls as young as 13, with girls in Iranís rural areas coerced into marriage even earlier, an infringement of the childís right to freedom from abuse.