Citizens’ Rights

Citizens’ Rights

II. Right to Human Dignity and Equality

Article 7

All citizens are equally entitled to human dignity and to all the privileges laid down in the laws and regulations.

Article 8

Exercise of any type of undue discrimination, particularly in access of citizens to public services such as health services and occupational and educational opportunities is forbidden. The Government shall refrain from adopting any decision and taking any action that leads to the widening of the class divide, undue discrimination or deprivation of citizens’ rights.

Article 9

The dignity and reputation of citizens is inviolable. No person, authority or media, particularly those using public budget and facilities, may harm the dignity and reputation of others through their actions or defamatory statements such as libel and slander, even if by quoting others.        

Article 10

It is prohibited to insult, degrade or cause hatred against ethnicities and followers of other faiths and creeds and social and political groups.

Article 11

Women have the right to have active and effective participation in policymaking, legislation, management, implementation and supervision, and shall be provided equal social opportunities in accordance with Islamic norms.


Article 7: Articles 2.6, 19, 20 and 22 of the Constitution.

Article 8: Articles 3, 13, 19, 20, 30 and 43.1 of the Constitution; Law on the Manner of Implementation of Article 48 of Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran (2001); Land-Use Planning General Policies (2011); State Management Services Act (2007).

Article 9: Articles 3, 22 and 23 of the Constitution.

Article 10: Articles 12, 14, 19, 22 and 24 of the Constitution; Law of the Press (2000); para A.4 of the Policies and Regulations Governing the Environmental Advertisements (2009, by the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution).

Article 11: Articles 3.8, 3.9, 3.14, 19, 20, and 21 of the Constitution; paras 15 and 51 of the Charter of Women's Rights and Responsibilities in the Islamic Republic of Iran (2004, by the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution); para 12 of the Women’s Health Promotion Policies and Approaches (2007, by the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution).