Citizens’ Rights

Citizens’ Rights

XII. Right to Family Life


Article 51

Citizens have the right to get married and form a family with full consent, freely and without any compulsion, in compliance with relevant laws.

Article 52

Citizens have the right to take benefit of educational, consultation and medical facilities they require for marriage.     

Article 53

Citizens have the right to take benefit of measures and protections required for forming, strengthening, promoting and securing families, and facilitating marriage based on religious and national values and traditions.

Article 54

All citizens, especially women and children, have the right to be immune from verbal and physical abuse and violence in all family and social environments, and shall have easy access to safe places, emergency assistance, treatment and to judicial entities for seeking redress should such violence occur.

Article 55

Children have the right to have appropriate parents and custodians. Children may not be separated from their parents and legal custodians, except on the basis of law

References

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).