Article 3: Human Rights

1. All persons born or naturalized in Iran, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of Iran and of the Province wherein they reside. Every person is equal before the law and is entitled, without any discrimination, to equal protection under the laws of Iran and of all the provinces, and every Citizen is entitled to the rights and freedoms set forth in a constitution, without distinction of any kind, such as race, sex, language, disability, religion, political opinion, national or social origin, values, preferences, property, birth, or other status.
2. Every citizen in Iran, who is sixteen years or older, has the right to vote; and all citizens have the right to take part in the government of Iran, directly or through freely chosen representatives.
3. All Citizens have the right to own property alone as well as in association with others, and have the right to freedom of movement and residence.
4. Every person has the right to freedom of thought, religion, education, opinion and speech; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media; and every person has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association, but no one may be compelled to belong to an association.
5. Every citizen has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favorable conditions in the work place; and every citizen has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of their interests.
6. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated and no warrants shall be issued, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and specifically describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
7. In all cases of incarceration or criminal prosecution, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the Province and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against them; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in their favor; to have the Assistance of Counsel for their defense; and the right to petition the appropriate judicial body or Judge inquiring into the lawfulness of the conviction or the conditions of their detention. Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. No person shall be subject for the same offense, to be twice put in jeopardy of life or liberty; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against themselves, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted shall exist within Iran, or any place subject to its jurisdiction.
8. Every person has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production or other intellectual property of which he or she is the author.
9. All citizens have the right to a standard of living adequate for their health and well-being in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond their control.
10. Citizens of Iran, at any time, have the right to recall any judge or elected representative, veto or establish laws, or amend the constitution, through the process of Citizen Initiatives which are executed by public petitions and referendums. A Citizen Initiative may take the form of either the direct or indirect initiative. Under the direct initiative, a measure is put directly to a vote after being submitted by a petition. Under the Indirect initiative, a measure is first referred to the legislature and handled like a bill, and then only put to vote by means of a referendum if not enacted by the Legislature. In the case of any Citizen Initiative, a petition must have the signatures of a minimum of 10% of the registered voters in the given district, city, village, province, or national jurisdiction; and the referendum on the said Citizen Initiative must be approved by at least seventy five percent of the votes cast in the same jurisdiction. In the case of a Citizen Initiative proposing an amendment to the constitution; and if said Citizen Initiative is approved by 75% of the voters; said Citizen Initiative must be approved by 51% of both houses of Magless. All Citizen Initiatives, when compelled to be considered by public petition, with the exception of a recall;, will be voted upon twice per year; in the beginning of the new year on the last Thursday of the first month, and in the middle of the year on the last Thursday of the seventh month; and shall not be held no sooner than thirty days from the time that said Citizen Initiative has been approved by petition. In the case of a recall, the referendum will be held no sooner than 30 days after the said Citizens Initiative has been approved by petition.