Citizens’ Rights

Citizens’ Rights

References of the charter to existing Iranian legal system


Article 1: Articles 22, 36 and 37 of the Constitution; Code of Criminal Procedure (2013); Islamic Penal Code (2013); Law on Respecting Legitimate Freedoms and Protecting Citizens’ Rights (2004). 

Article 2: Articles 3.12, 29, 43.2 and 50 of the Constitution; Perspective Document of Islamic Republic of Iran; Law on Organizations and Duties of the Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education (1988); Law on the Comprehensive Welfare and Social Security Organizational Structure (1993); para 7 of the General Policies of the Resistance Economy (2013).

Article 3: Articles 10 and 21 of the Constitution; Charter of Women’s Rights and Responsibilities in the Islamic Republic of Iran (2004, by the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution); Women’s Health Promotion Policies and Approaches (2007, by the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution).

Article 4: Articles 21 of the Constitution; Law on Children and the Youth Support (2002); Law on Protection of Children without Guardians or with Irresponsible Guardians (2013); Act on Accession of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1973).

Article 5: Act on Accession of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2008); Comprehensive Act for Protection of Rights of Disabled Persons (2004).

Article 6: Articles 3.1, 21.1, 23, and 156 of the Constitution, paras 21 and 44 of the National Actions, paras 17 and 19 of the National Strategies of the Cultural Engineering Map (2012, by the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution); Law on the Objectives and Duties of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance (1986); para 1 of the General Policies for Creating Evolution in the State Education System (2013); para 1 of the General Policies of the Administrative System (2010).

Article 7: Articles 2.6, 19, 20 and 22 of the Constitution.

Article 8: Articles 3, 13, 19, 20, 30 and 43.1 of the Constitution; Law on the Manner of Implementation of Article 48 of Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran (2001); Land-Use Planning General Policies (2011); State Management Services Act (2007).

Article 9: Articles 3, 22 and 23 of the Constitution.

Article 10: Articles 12, 14, 19, 22 and 24 of the Constitution; Law of the Press (2000); para A.4 of the Policies and Regulations Governing the Environmental Advertisements (2009, by the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution).

Article 11: Articles 3.8, 3.9, 3.14, 19, 20, and 21 of the Constitution; paras 15 and 51 of the Charter of Women's Rights and Responsibilities in the Islamic Republic of Iran (2004, by the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution); para 12 of the Women’s Health Promotion Policies and Approaches (2007, by the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution).

Article 12: Articles 3.7, 9, 22, 36, 37 and 51 of the Constitution.

Article 13: Articles 3, 9, 22, 23 and 25 of the Constitution; Law on Formation of Ministry of Intelligence of the Islamic Republic of Iran (1983).

Article 14: Articles 34, 156, 159, and 173 of the Constitution; State Management Services Act (2007); Enforcement Force Act of the Islamic Republic of Iran (1990).

Article 15: Articles 3, 6, 43.3 57, 58, and 59 of the Constitution.

Article 16: Articles 3 and 19 of the Constitution; Presidential Election Law (2000 and its subsequent amendments); Islamic Consultative Assembly (Parliament) Election Law (1989 and its subsequent amendments).

Article 17: Article 3 of the Constitution; Islamic Consultative Assembly (Parliament) Election Law (1989 and its subsequent amendments).

Article 18: Articles 3.8, 3.9 and 175 of the Constitution.

Article 19: Articles 3.6, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10, 19 and 20 of the Constitution; General Policies of Administration System (2010); Administrative System Soundness Promotion and Anti-Corruption Law (2011); State Management Services Act (2007).

Article 20: Articles 3.6, 3.9 and 3.10 of the Constitution; article 28 of the State Management Services Act (2007).

Article 21: Articles 34, 170, 173, and 174 of the Constitution; Law on Formation of the Inspection Organization (1981); Law for the Establishment and Procedure of the Administrative Justice Court (2013).

Article 22: Article 3 of the Constitution; Law on Publication and Free Access to Information in Iran (2009); Law on Continuous Improvement of the Business Environment (2015); para 18 of the General Policies of the Administrative System (2010).

Article 23: State Management of Civil Services Act (2007); Administrative disciplinary proceedings Act (1993); Law on Publication and Free Access to Information in Iran (2009); para 20 of the General Policies of Administration System (2010).

Article 24: Article 3.9 of the Constitution; articles 25- 28, 41, 53 and 114 of the State Management Services Act (2007); Administration System Policies (2010).

Article 25: Article 23 of the Constitution; Law on Respect for the Legitimate Freedoms and the Preservation of Citizens’ Rights (2004). 

Article 26: Articles 2.3, 24 and 175 of the Constitution; Law of the Press Law (1985, and its subsequent amendments).

Article 27: Articles 3.4, 24 and 175 of the Constitution; Law on Objectives and Duties of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance (1986).

Article 28: Article 8 of the Constitution; article 8 of the Law on the Promoters of Virtue and Preventers of Vice Protection (2014); article 3 of the Law of the Press (1985, and its subsequent amendments); Cultural Policies regarding the Press in the Islamic Republic of Iran (2001, by the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution).

Article 29: Articles 3.2 and 9 of the Constitution; article 3 of the Law on Publication of and Free Access to Information (2009); article 4 of the Law of the Press (1985, and its subsequent amendments).

Article 30: Article 3.2 of the Constitution; articles 2 and 10 of the Law on Publication and Free Access to Information in Iran (2009); article 3.A of the Administrative System integrity Promotion and Anti-Corruption Law, (2011); Law on Continuous Improvement of the Business Environment (2015); Act on Accession of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Anti-Corruption Convention (2008). 

Article 31: Article 22 of the Constitution; Law on Publication and Free Access to Information (2009).

Article 32: Act on Accession of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1993); Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution Enactment on the Objectives, Policies, and Regulations of Books Publication (2010).

Article 33: Articles 2.B, 3.1 and 24 of the Constitution; E-Commerce Law (2003); Computer Crimes Act (2009).

Article 34: Article 2.B of the Constitution; E-Commerce Act (2003); article 38 of the State Management of Civil Services Act (2007); Computer Crimes Act (2009); para 15 of the General Policies of the Administrative System (2010).

Article 35: The Supreme Leader’s Decree on the Establishment of the cyberspace High Council of and Appointment of its Natural and Legal Members (2011); articles 13 and 14 of the Law on Publication of and Free Access to Information (2009); article 1 of the Computer Crimes Act (2009).

Article 36: Articles 22 and 25 of the Constitution articles 4 and 150 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (2013); Law on the Manner of Punishment of Persons Engaged in Unauthorized Audio-Video Activities (2007); articles 13 and 14 of the Law on Publication of and Free Access to Information in Iran (2009); article 5 of the Law on the Promoters of Virtue and Preventers of Vice Protection (2015); para 1 of the General Policies of Production, Exchange and Communication of Information Space Security (2010).

Article 37: Article 25 of the Constitution; article 150 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (2013); Law on the Punishment of Persons Engaged in Unauthorized Audio-Video Activities (2007); articles 13 and 14 of the Law on Publication and Free Access to Information in Iran (2009); para 8 of the Law on Respect for the Legitimate Freedoms and protection of the Citizens’ Rights (2004).

Article 38: Article 38 of the Constitution; article 150 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (2013); Law on the Punishment of Persons Engaged in Unauthorized Audio-video Activities (2007); articles 13 and 14 of the Law on Publication and Free Access to Information in Iran (2009).

Article 39: Article 25 of the Constitution; articles 13 and 14 of the Law on Publication and Free Access to Information in Iran (2009).

Article 40: Article 25 of the Constitution; article 150 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (2013).

Article 41: Article 25 of the Constitution; Law of the Press (1985, and its subsequent amendments); Law on the Punishment of Persons Engaged in Unauthorized Audio-Video Activities (2007); article 40 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (2013).

Article 42: Article 25 of the Constitution; Law on the Punishment of Persons Engaged in Unauthorized Audio-Video Activities (2007); article 648 of the Islamic Penal Code (1986).

Article 43: Article 26 of the Constitution; Law on the Activities of Parties, Societies, and Political and Trade Associations, and Islamic Associations or Recognized Religious Minorities (1981).

Article 44: Articles 26 and 27 of the Constitution Act (2003, with its subsequent amendments); Non-Governmental Organizations Bylaws (2016).

Article 45: Articles 26 and 27 of the Constitution; Guilds System Act (2003, with its subsequent amendments); Non-Governmental Organizations Bylaws (2016); Law on Publication of and Free Access to Information (2009); article 66 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (2013).

Article 46: Article 27 of the Constitution; article 6 of the Law on the Activities of Parties, Societies, and Political and Trade Associations, and Islamic Associations or Recognized Religious Minorities (1981); Bylaws on the Manner of  Providing Security of Legal Gatherings and Demonstrations (2002).

Article 47: Article 41 of the Constitution; articles 976 and 991 of the Civil Code (1928); Personal Status Registration Law (1976).

Article 48: Article 33 of the Constitution; Passport Law (1964).

Article 49: Article 33 of the Constitution; article 12 of the Islamic Penal Code (2013).

Article 50: Article 2.6 of the Law on the Duties of the Foreign Ministry (1975); Act on Requiring the Government to Pursue and Vindicate the Rights of Iranian Nationals and Diplomats who have suffered injuries as a Result of Foreign States’ Measures (2010).

Article 51: Articles 10, 21 and 49.1 of the Constitution; Objectives and Principles of Family and the Relevant Policies for its Strengthening and Promotion (2005, by Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution); articles 43 and 230 of the Fifth Development Plan of the Islamic Republic of Iran (2010); para 2 of the General Policies on Population (2014).

Article 52: Para 56 of the Charter of Women's Rights and Responsibilities in the Islamic Republic of Iran (2004, by the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution).

Article 53: Article 10 of the Constitution; Objectives and Principles of Family and the Relevant Policies for its Strengthening and Promotion (2005, by the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution); para 2 of the General Policies on Population (2014).

Article 54: Objectives and Principles of Family and the Relevant Policies for its Strengthening and Promotion (2005, by the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution).

Article 55: Articles 1168-79 of the Civil Code (1928); Family Support Law (2012).

Article 56: Articles 34, 61, 90, 159, 173 and 174 of the Constitution; Code of Criminal Procedure (2013); Code of Procedure of the Public and Revolutionary Courts in Civil Affairs (1990); Law for the Establishment and Procedure of the Administrative Justice Court (2013); Law on Establishment of General Inspection Organization (1981); Administrative Violations Adjudication Act (1993); Dispute Settlement Councils Act (2008, amended 2015).

Article 57: Articles 37 and 167 of the Constitution; article 4 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (2013); para 2 of the Law on Respect for the Legitimate Freedoms and Preservation of the Citizens’ Rights (2004).

Article 58: Article 35 of the Constitution; The Expediency Council’s Enactment on the Appointment of Attorneys for Parties to Claims (1991); para 3 of the Law on Respect for the Legitimate Freedoms and Protection of the Citizens’ Rights (2004); article 48 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (2013).

Article 59: Articles 39 and 168 of the Constitution, paras 4, 6 and 7 of the Law on the Respect for the Legitimate Freedoms and Preservation of the Citizens’ Rights (2004); The Expediency Council’s Enactment on the Appointment of Attorneys for Parties to Claims (1991); articles 305 and 352 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (2013).

Article 60: Articles 22, 38, 166, and 168 of the Constitution; article 40 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (2013); article 169 of the Islamic Penal Code (2013).

Article 61: Article 168 of the Constitution; article 305 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (2013).

Article 62: Article 32 of the Constitution; Law on the Respect for the Legitimate Freedoms and Protection of the Citizens’ Rights (2004); chapter 2 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (2013).

Article 63: Articles 3 and 32 of the Constitution; articles 5 and 52 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (2013).

Article 64: Article 39 of the Constitution; Law on the Respect for the Legitimate Freedoms and Protection of the Citizens’ Rights (2004); articles 49, 50 and 51 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (2013).

Article 65: Code of Criminal Procedure (2013); Code of Procedure of the Public and Revolutionary Courts in Civil Cases (2000); the Administrative Violations Adjudication Act (1993).

Article 66: Articles 36 and 37 of the Constitution; articles 4, 7, 25 and 26 of the Islamic Penal Code (2013).

Article 67: Article 3.14 of the Constitution.

Article 68: Article 3.9 of the Constitution; para 7 of the General Policies of the Resistance Economy (2013).

Article 69: Law on Publication and of Free Access to Information (2007); Law on Continuous Improvement of the Business Environment (2015); State General Policies on Economic Security  (2000); para 19 of the General Policies of the Resistance Economy (2013).

Article 70: Article 3.9 of the Constitution; General Policies on Investment Promotion (2010); para 19 of the General Policies of the Resistance Economy (2013).

Article 71: Article 3.9 of the Constitution; General Policies on Investment Promotion (2010); paras 19 and 23 of the General Policies of the Resistance Economy (2013).

Article 72: Articles 3.8, 3.12 and 3.14 of the Constitution; The Law on the Encouragement of Foreign Investment (2011); General Policies On Investment Encouragement (2010); Act on Combating Illegal Trafficking of Goods and Foreign Exchange (2013); para 23 of the General Policies of the Resistance Economy (2013).

Article 73: Article 31 of the Constitution; paras 3 and 4 of the Housing General Policies (2010); Organization and Protection of Housing Construction and Supply Act (2008).

Article 74: Organization and Protection of Housing Construction and Supply Act (2008).

Article 75: Articles 22, 46 and 47 of the Constitution; articles 30 and 31 of the Civil Code (1928).

Article 76: Articles 46 and 47 of the Constitution; Act for Protecting the Rights of Iranian Authors, Composers and Artists (1969); Patents, Industrial Designs and Trademarks Registration Act (2007).

Article 77: Articles 19, 20 and 28 of the Constitution.

Article 78: Articles 3.12, and 43.2 of the Constitution; Five-Year Development Plan of the Islamic Republic of Iran Act (2010).

Article 79: Article 28 of the Constitution; articles 41, 44 and 54 of the State Management of Civil Services Act (2007).

Article 80: Article 43.1 of the Constitution; General Policies on National Production, Labor and Human Capital Protection (2012); article 58 of the State Management of Civil Services Act (2007).

Article 81: Article 34 of the Constitution; Labor Law (1990); article 10.2 of the law on the Establishment and Procedure of the Administrative Justice Court (2006).

Article 82: Articles 3.9-10 of the Constitution; articles 41 and 53 of the State Management of Civil Services Act (2007); paras 2, 4, and 6 of the General Policies of Administrative System (2010).

Article 83: Articles 3.14, 20, 21 and 28 of the Constitution; Women’s Employment Policies in the Islamic Republic of Iran (2004, by the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution); paras 101 and 102 of the Charter of Women's Rights and Responsibilities in the Islamic Republic of Iran, (2004, Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution).

Article 84: Articles 2.6, 19, 20, 28 and 43.4 of the Constitution; article 79 of the Labor Law (1990).

Article 85: Articles 3.1 and 43 of the Constitution; paras 21 and 44 of the National Actions, paras 17 and 19 of the National Strategies of the Cultural Engineering Map (2012, by the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution).

Article 86: Articles 3.12, 29 and 43.1 of the Constitution; Law on the Comprehensive Welfare and Social Security Organizational Structure (2004).

Article 87: Article 3.2 and 29 of the Constitution; Unemployment Insurance Law (1990); article73 of the Five-Year Development Plan of the Islamic Republic of Iran Act (2010).

Article 88: Articles 29 and 31 of the Constitution; section on Rural Development of the Five-Year Development Plan of Islamic Republic of Iran Act (2010).

Article 89: Articles 3 and 21 of the Constitution; paras 53 and 54 of the Charter of Women's Rights and Responsibilities in the Islamic Republic of Iran (2004, by the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution); Physical Education Cultural Priorities and Policies (2005, by the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution).

Article 90: Articles 10, 21, and 29 of the Constitution; paras 15 and 51 of the Charter of Women's Rights and Responsibilities in the Islamic Republic of Iran (2004, by the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution); Women’s Health Promotion Policies and Approaches (2007, by the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution).

Article 91: Articles 3.1-2 and 22 of the Constitution; Narcotic Drugs Control Act (1988, as amended in 1997 and 2010); General Policies of Narcotic Drugs Control (2006); the Cultural Engineering Map (2012, by the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution).

Article 92: Comprehensive Law of Providing Services to Veterans (2012); the Five-Year Development Plan of Islamic Republic of Iran Act (2010).

Article 93: Articles 3.12, 21 and 34 of the Constitution; Law on the Comprehensive Welfare and Social Security Organizational Structure (2004); Law on Compulsory Civil Liability Insurance of Land Motor Vehicle Owners against Third Parties (2003).

Article 94: Article 3.12 and 43.1 of the Constitution; Iranian Consumer Rights Protection Act (2009).

Article 95: Article 19 of the Constitution; Cultural Engineering Map (2012, by the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution).

Article 96: Articles 14, 15, 19 and 20 of the Constitution; Cultural Engineering Map (2012, by the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution).

Article 97: Articles 14, 15, 19, 20 and 26 of the Constitution.

Article 98: Articles 19, 4, and 48 of the Constitution; Law on the Manner of Implementation of Article 48 of the Constitution (2001).

Article 99: Articles 12, 14, 19 and 26 of the Constitution.

Article 100: Articles 3.4, 26, 28 and 43.2 of the Constitution; Artists Employment Protection Policies (2003, by the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution); Law on Objectives and Duties of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance (1986). 

Article 101: Article 15 of the Constitution; Cultural Engineering Map (2012, by the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution); articles 102 and 153 of the Five-Year Development Plan of Islamic Republic of Iran Act (2010).

Article 102: The Basics and Principles of Executive Methods for Expanding the Culture of Chastity (1997, by the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution).

Article 103: Articles 19 and 26 of the Constitution; para 115 of the Charter of Women's Rights and Responsibilities in the Islamic Republic of Iran (2004, by the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution).

Article 104: Article 3.3 of the Constitution; article 10 of the Law on Objectives and Duties of the Ministry of Education (1987); the Law of the Association of the Literacy Movement Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran (2004).

Article 105: Article 19 of the Constitution; Cultural Engineering Map (2010, by the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution); Strategy Document on Elites’ Affairs (2012, by the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution).

Article 106: Articles 23 and 26 of the Constitution; Document of the State Comprehensive Scientific Map (2010, by the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution); the Law on Objectives and Duties of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology (2003).

Article 107: Articles 3.6-7, 23 and 35 of the Constitution; Law on Objectives, Duties, and Organizations of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology (2004).

Article 108: Document on the Fundamental Revamping of Education (2011, by the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution); Act on Accession of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1993).

Article 109: Parts 3-9 of the Cultural Engineering Map (2012, by the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution); articles 12 and 29 of the Act on Accession of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1993).

Article 110: Article 6 of the Law of the Press (1985); article 8 of the General Policies and Principles of the Programs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting Organization (1983; by the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution); para C of the Act on Amendments to Objectives, Policies, Rules and Regulations for Publishing Books (2010).

Article 111: Articles 11, 20, and 29 of the Constitution; Comprehensive Act for Protection of the Rights of Disabled Persons; Act on Approval of Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (2008).

Article 112: Article 50 of the Constitution; General Environmental Policies (2015); Environmental Conservation and Improvement Act (1995); Islamic Penal Code (2013).

Article 113: Article 50 of the Constitution; para 7 of the Document of the State Comprehensive Scientific Map (2010, by the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution); articles 184 and 193 of the Five-Year Development Plan of Islamic Republic of Iran Act (2010); para 7 of the General Policies of the Resistance Economy (2013).

Article 114: Articles 26 and 34 of the Constitution; Part (Z) of the Land-Use Planning General Policies (2011).

Article 115: Articles 3.2-4 and 43.1 of the Constitution; Document of the State Comprehensive Scientific Map (2010, by the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution); Act on Access to Nuclear Energy for Peaceful Purposes (2005).

Article 116: Articles 3.16, 11, 152, and 154 of the Constitution; Act on Duties of the Foreign Ministry (1985); Five-Year Development Plan of Islamic Republic of Iran Act (2010).

Article 117: Article 152 of the Constitution.

Article 118: Article 210 of the Five-Year Development Plan of Islamic Republic of Iran Act (2010); the Act on Duties of the Foreign Ministry (1985).

Article 119: Articles 2.(C), 3.11, 143 and 150 of the Constitution.

Article 120: Articles 3.11, 144 and 151 of the Constitution.