Citizens’ Rights

Citizens’ Rights

XIX. Right of access to and Participation in Cultural Life


Article 95

Citizens have the right to enjoy the benefits of cultural development; scientific advancements; participation in cultural life; and balanced support for different aspects of culture.

Article 96

Diversity in general and cultural diversity of the people of Iran shall be respected as a part of cultural heritage, within the framework of national identity.

Article 97

Citizens have the right to intercultural communication, irrespective of their ethnicity or religion.

Article 98

The Government shall protect, preserve and maintain civilizational and cultural heritage, and shall conserve historical works, buildings and monuments, no matter which cultural groups they belong to.

Article 99

Citizens have the right to enjoy the facilities required for participation in cultural life and to join other citizens, inter alia, in founding organizations and associations, as well as practicing religious and tribal rites and pursuing cultural traditions, in accordance with the law.

Article 100

Activists in artistic fields have the right to engage in free activities in a non-monopolistic environment. The Government shall take due measures to promote competitive participation of the private sector in production and supply stages of artistic works.

Article 101

Citizens shall have the right to learn, use and teach their own local language and dialect.

Article 102

Citizens are free to choose their clothing, consistent with social custom and culture, and within the framework of the law.

Article 103    

All citizens, especially women, whilst having the right to participate in and attend public environments and centers, shall also have the right to form their own special social, cultural and artistic groups and organizations.

References

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).