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Can Rouhani’s Citizens’ Rights Charter be enforced?

After three years, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has unveiled one of his most important campaign promises — but his Citizens' Rights Charter has not escaped criticism.

On Dec. 19, Iran’s moderate president Hassan Rouhani fulfilled one of his most important electoral promises: the formation and declaration of a Citizens’ Rights Charter.

The charter, which has 120 articles, emphasizes the right to a “decent life” — including the rights to freedom of speech, access to information, health services, a clean environment, holding rallies and clean water.

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