Tehran (IP) - President Raisi called the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran the guarantor of fundamental rights and legitimate freedoms of people in Iran.

Iran PressIran News: The Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran was adopted by referendum on December 2 and 3, 1979, and went into force, replacing the Constitution of 1906.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, on Saturday speaking at the National Conference on "Responsibility for the Implementation of the Constitution," which was held in Tehran in commemoration of "National Day of Islamic Republic of Iran Constitution," said: "The rights that the Almighty God has given to the citizens and, the duties of the officials have been stated in the Constitution."

President Raisi at the 'Tehran Summit Hall said that the "Constitution is the national covenant and the embodiment of the glorious Islamic revolution.

He further said that the Constitution guarantees the nature of the Republic and Islam in Iran's political system and guarantees fundamental rights and legitimate freedoms of people.

President Raisi continued: "The Constitution is the basis and principles that indicate both rights and obligations. The rights that God has bestowed on citizens and the duties that exist alongside these rights for officials and those involved.

President Raisi said that because Human rights are the actual arrangements of the universe, he stresses: "It should be observed that the Constitution is implemented or neglected, and these observations should be addressed inside the society.

The president stated: "Those who have executive duties should see whether they have fulfilled their duties according to the constitution."

President Raisi considered the constitution to include the basis and principles that indicate both the rights of individual citizens and the duties of officials and those involved, and said: "The fact that intellectuals and experts evaluate the quality of the implementation of the principles of the constitution not only in academic and scientific circles, but also in to examine and monitor the social fields, it will be very informative and useful."

President Raisi considered the supervision of the implementation of the constitution as effective and productive for both the rights holders and the duty holders so that the rights holders see and know what rights they have according to the constitution and also the duty holders know whether they have fulfilled their duties or not?

Referring to his trip to Africa, President said: "During my trip to South Africa, one of the prominent law professors who had a very close friendship with Nelson Mandela shared his memories of Mandela's rule in South Africa Constitution; a few people and I were assigned to write the Constitution.

He (African Professor) said that "My friends and I studied all the constitutions of the world, and we came to the conclusion that the most progressive constitution of the world is the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran; President Raisi said he added that "He told me because you have succeeded in combining ideals and democracy."

Stating that incomplete implementation of the Constitution is not the reason for the law's inefficiencies, President Raisi said: "The principles of republicanism, Islam, independence and freedom of the Islamic establishment, the rights and freedoms stipulated in the Constitution are the principle of this law.

Emphasizing that the Constitution of Iran has no deadlocks, the President stated, "The Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran was drafted, compiled and finalised in such a way that we will not face any deadlocks in its implementation and in the administration of the country's affairs, and this is one of the characteristics of our Constitution."

He added: Methods and mechanisms exist for implementing the law, which can be checked, and the method can be changed, but the value cannot be changed. The method is subject to change, and the value is immutable. Mechanisms and methods can be reviewed as needed."

The President clarified, "Efforts should be made to implement all the principles of the Constitution, so that all the rights formulated, regulated and announced in it are fulfilled for the right holders and all the tasks set in the Constitution in various executive, legislative and other areas and parts of the system are also fulfilled".

Raisi further pointed out, "It is necessary to hold this meeting and scientific and legal summits in order to inform all officials and people throughout the country and all institutions. "

The President added, "The third point is that the implementers should be asked if they have faced any obstacles and problems in the implementation of their mandated tasks in the constitution or not."

He said, "Basically, popularising the implementation and monitoring of the Constitution means that all the people and departments should have a role in this."

The President added, "Education on the rights and principles of the constitution in the first step makes people familiar with their rights and in the second step makes them demand their rights based on information and awareness."

Stating that the progressive principle of enjoining good and forbidding evil is one of our progressive religious, cultural, and legal principles, President Raisi said, "People's familiarity with the constitution and their awareness of their rights makes people commit themselves and be responsible for demanding these rights."


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