TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (Press Shia Agency) – In a ceremony in the Islamic Summit Conference Building in Tehran on Tuesday, the first report on the ‘Charter on Citizens’ Rights’ was released in the presence of President Rouhani and ministers, deputy ministers and other government officials.
Opening the ceremony entitled the “1st National Conference on Reporting the Progress and Solutions for Removing Obstacles to the Realisation of Charter on Citizens’ Rights,” Hassan Rouhani said “today is the anniversary of the Citizens’ Rights Charter after it was released last year,” adding that at first his government wanted all the ministers, deputies and other related officials to report their organizations’ performances in terms of respecting citizens’ rights to the people but at the end only some officials were tasked with doing so.
Following President Rouhani, his Special Assistant for Citizenship Rights Shahindokht Molaverdi presented her report on the implementation of the charter and declared that citizens’ rights in Iran are facing cultural, managerial, political, economic, legal, and social challenges.
The president asked Molaverdi to establish a special website on which people can submit their viewpoints to the government.
Rouhani also thanked Elham Aminzadeh, his former assistant in citizenship rights for her efforts.
Following Rouhani and Molaverdi, Laya Joneydi, the vice president for Legal Affairs presented a report followed by Rouhani’s comments.
The president said that If citizens’ rights are to be constantly reviewed, the related government bodies and officials must hold regular meetings and present them to the ministries and the president.
Rouhani also thanked Majid Ansari, his former deputy for Legal Affairs for his efforts.
The ceremony continued with the speech of Ali Rabiei, the country’s Minister of Labor, who represented his report on his ministry’s performances in respecting citizens’ rights.
Following minister of labor’s report, Rouhani emphasized the role of his ministry in citizens’ rights.
At the end of the ceremony, Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Abbas Salehi Amiri was another speaker who presented a report on the implementing the Citizens’ Rights Charter and preserving citizens’ rights at his ministry.
After Abbas Salehi’s speech, the president thanked Ali Jannati, the former Minister of Culture and stressed the important role of that ministry in preserving citizens’ rights, adding “the ministry of Culture must act in accordance with law and must preserve the rights of journalists, writers, artist, and other involved individuals.”
The ‘Charter on Citizens’ Rights’ was released in a conference in late autumn last year and all the government bodies were obliged to submit a report on their executive, administrative, and educational measures according to the charter before the end of Iranian year 1395 to the President’s Advisor for Citizen’s Rights. This ceremony was held a year after the release of the charter.