Citizens’ Rights

Citizens’ Rights

XIV. Right to a Transparent and Competitive Economy


Article 68

Citizens have the right to enjoy equal access to economic opportunities and to public and governmental facilities and services. Contracts and agreements of the public and governmental sector with the private sector and granting of any type of license in economic areas to citizens shall be made in compliance with the respective laws and regulations and fair competition in accessing opportunities and facilities.

Article 69

Citizens have the right to be informed of the process of adoption, modification and implementation of economic policies, laws and regulations; to advise the approving authority of their views; to be notified of adoption of decisions different from previous policies and procedures on a timely basis that would allow them to prepare for such changes; and to learn about the decisions adopted through public announcements, in a transparent manner.

Article 70

Citizens have the right to enjoy equal access, in the most transparent fashion, to economic information, including the information relating to bids and tenders to be held.

Article 71

The Government guarantees a law-based, transparent and competitively fair business environment for citizens to engage in various economic activities, where the citizens’ investments are secure and protected.  

Article 72

In order to ensure realization of economic rights of citizens, and to maximize participation of each and every member of society in business activities, the Government shall bring about the circumstances required for security of investment; adoption of economic decisions that are simple, straight forward and durable; expanding regional relations and ties; making preparations required for the presence of Iranian economic activists in world markets, supporting renovation, provision of modern science to production enterprises, and targeted arrangement of exports and imports; and combating organized economic crimes, money laundering and illegal trafficking of goods and foreign currencies.

References

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).