Charter of the Union for Secular Republic

Charter of the Union for Secular Republic & Human Rights in Iran

Adopted in New York City

02 November 2014

We believe in a non-violent transition from the current authoritarian and religious-based regime to a Republic in Iran that is based on Human Rights. To achieve this, we support all forms of struggles by the People with adherence to civil order and conforming to the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

We believe the Constitution of the Islamic Republic is undemocratic, discriminatory and contradicts the UDHR. By accepting the rights of the Nation to choose its future form of government, we demand drafting a Constitution that is based on the principles of the UDHR and its preamble.

We demand an end to any and all forms of discriminations in Iran, be it based on religion, belief, ideology, gender or ethnicity.

We support the Equal Rights of every individual under the Law.

We believe in Secularism, which is the separation of Religious Institutions from State Institutions responsible for administering and running the State affairs and functions. We believe in religious freedom and are against any interference by the government in people’s religious affairs.

We are for implementation of all forms of Freedom for Iranians. This includes freedom of thought, opinion and expression, freedom of assembly and peaceful protest, freedom for citizens to form political parties, trade unions, professional and non-governmental organizations, and freedom of the Press. We are against mandatory dress code. We demand abolishing capital punishment. We demand free and transparent elections based on the democratic principles of International Law