Iran Joins Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 1981 (No. 155)
Nouraei & Mostafavi Law Offices- Tehran-Iran-14 December 2021- The Iranian Parliament (the Islamic Consultative Assembly) in its session dated 12/8/1400 (3 November 2021) ratified the bill presented by the government for Iran to join ILO’s Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 1981 (No. 155), the Farsi-language Official Gazette reported today.
The Convention provides for the adoption of a coherent national occupational safety and health policy, as well as action to be taken by governments and within enterprises to promote occupational safety and health to improve working conditions. The full English text of ILO’s Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 1981 (No. 155) can be found on the website https://www.ilo.org/dyn/normlex/en/f?p=NORMLEXPUB:12100:0::NO::P12100_ILO_CODE:C155.
Iran’s parliament in its legislation referred to the convention in line with Articles 77, 125 plus 139 of the Iranian Constitutional Law. They read as follows:
Article 77: International treaties, protocols, contracts, and agreements must be approved by the Islamic Consultative Assembly.
Article 125: The President or his legal representative has the authority to sign treaties, protocols, contracts, and agreements concluded by the Iranian government with other governments, as well as agreements pertaining to international organizations, after obtaining the approval of the Islamic Consultative Assembly.
Article 139: The settlement of claims relating to public and state property or the referral thereof to arbitration, is in every instance dependent on the approval of the Council of Ministers, and the Assembly must be informed of these matters. In cases where one party to the dispute is a foreigner, as well as in important cases that are purely domestic, the approval of the Assembly must also be obtained. The final law will specify the important cases intended here.
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