XIX. Right of access to and Participation in Cultural Life
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.
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.
Citizens have the right to intercultural communication, irrespective of their ethnicity or religion.
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.
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.
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.
Citizens shall have the right to learn, use and teach their own local language and dialect.
Citizens are free to choose their clothing, consistent with social custom and culture, and within the framework of the law.
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.