Citizens’ Rights in the Light of Modern Administrative Procedures

Alireza Jamshidi, Arian Petoft



In the post-modern era of government administration, role and responsibility of government, compared to what has previously played, is changed and citizens role-playing and their rights in the context of a good administrative system, are the main modern governance parameters. Two major steps in the contemporary governments’ performance are put at the top of new governance’s agenda: A) Establishing good governance system and decent government according to new and valuable norms such as general principles of administrative law; B) Guaranteeing and safeguarding citizens’ rights by supervisory mechanisms and also beget a platform for their active play-role in the arena of state affairs management. Hereto, these factors, which are put at the top of government duties’ agenda, provide main citizens’ modern rights in contemporary governance. Due to extreme importance of these citizens’ rights in new administrative procedures, this paper strives to investigate in the most important of these rights, via pondering into the good administration principles, and present them clearly.

Primary question of this paper relies on explanation of citizens’ rights instances which are derived from fundamental parameters and values of good administration. By pondering and investigation on relative books, articles and legal rules in this research, we have received that the most important of these citizens’ rights are as below: right to equality in protection under the law and to enjoyment of opportunities and facilities, right to freedom and customer appreciation, right to proportional, rational, accurate, evaluated government functions, right to enjoyment of on time and quick public services, right to transparent government and freedom of information, right to recognition and respecting to legal expectations and acquired rights, right to accountable government, right to sound state and prohibition of abuse of power, right to smart government adopted to  science and technology, right to participation, right to effective and efficient government and right to responsive government.

Please cite this article as: Petoft A, Jamshidi A. Citizens’ Rights in the Light of Modern Administrative Procedures. Bioeth J Q 2016; 6(21): 23-50.


Citizens’ Rights; Good Administartion; Good Governance; Administrative Justice System; Correct Administrative System

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