Citizens’ Rights

Citizens’ Rights

VII. Right of Access to Information


Article 30

Citizens have the right to access public information available in public institutions and private institutions that provide public services. All organs and entities are required to continuously publish unclassified information required by society.

Article 31

Citizens have the right to access their personal data collected and kept by persons and institutions providing public services, and to request correction of such data, should they find it to be incorrect. Personal information pertaining to individuals shall not be placed at the disposal of others, save pursuant to the law or with the consent of the individuals themselves.

Article 32

Children have the right to access information appropriate to their age, and shall not be exposed to immoral, violent or any other types of content that would cause intimidation or physical or psychological harm.

References

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).