UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

Reports

  1. Report: Elections and Freedom of Assembly and Association (A/68/299)   Sept. 21, 2013
  2. Country Visit: United Kingdom (A/HRC/23/39/Add.1)   June 17, 2013
  3. Report: Observations on Communications to Governments and Replies Received 2013 (A/HRC/23/39/Add.2)   May 30, 2013
  4. Report: Civil Society’s Right to Funding and Resources (A/HRC/23/39)   April 24, 2013
  5. United Kingdom communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  6. Moldova communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  7. Netherlands communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  8. South Korea communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  9. Iran communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  10. Uganda communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  11. India communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  12. Indonesia communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  13. Hungary communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  14. Philippines communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  15. Colombia Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  16. Pakistan communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  17. Bahrain communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  18. China Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  19. Morocco communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  20. Jordan communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  21. Azerbaijan communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  22. Israel communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  23. Angola communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  24. Sierra Leone communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  25. Burundi Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  26. Mauritania Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  27. Switzerland communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  28. Madagascar Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  29. Turkey Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  30. Mexico communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  31. Sudan communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013  
  32. Cambodia Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  33. Belarus communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  34. Serbia communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  35. Sri Lanka communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  36. Bangladesh communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  37. Rwanda communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  38. Laos communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  39. Georgia communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  40. Kyrgyzstan communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  41. Haiti Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  42. Kosovo Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  43. Guyana Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  44. Russian Federation communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  45. Fiji communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  46. Kenya communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  47. Paraguay communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  48. Kazakhstan communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  49. Chile Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  50. Honduras communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  51. Algeria communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  52. Ethiopia Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  53. Brazil Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  54. Spain communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  55. Canada Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  56. Guatemala communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  57. Turkmenistan communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  58. Maldives communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  59. Tunisia communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  60. Cyprus communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  61. Thailand communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  62. Egypt Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  63. France communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  64. Greece Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  65. Poland communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  66. Djibouti Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  67. Peru communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  68. United Arab Emirates communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  69. Democratic Republic of the Congo Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  70. Myanmar communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  71. Tajikistan communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  72. Zimbabwe communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  73. Swaziland communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  74. Cuba Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  75. Zambia communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  76. Oman communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  77. Yemen communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  78. Lebanon communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  79. Libya Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  80. United States of America communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  81. Ukraine communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  82. Kuwait communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  83. Viet Nam communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  84. Syria communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  85. Nigeria communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  86. Czech Republic communications   Feb. 28, 2013
  87. Venezuela communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  88. Nicaragua communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  89. Panama communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  90. Costa Rica Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  91. Uzbekistan communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  92. Cameroon Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  93. Malaysia communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  94. South Sudan communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  95. Malawi communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  96. Singapore communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  97. Ecuador communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  98. Senegal communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  99. Saudi Arabia communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  100. Report: Observations on Communications to Governments and Replies Received 2012 (A/HRC/20/27/Add.3)   June 19, 2012
  101. Country Visit: Republic of Georgia (A/HRC/20/27/Add.2)   June 8, 2012
  102. Report: Best Practices in Promoting Freedoms of Assembly and Association (A/HRC/20/27)   May 21, 2012

News

  1. Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai to join roundtable with Venezuelan activists in USA   April 10, 2014
  2. The Assembly and Association Briefing, Vol. 1, Issue 3 (April 2014)   April 8, 2014
  3. Myanmar: UN expert raises alarm on Rakhine State   April 7, 2014
  4. Egypt: Mass death sentences – a mockery of justice   March 31, 2014
  5. Turkey: First Twitter, now YouTube – UN rights experts concerned at attempts to restrict access before elections   March 28, 2014
  6. China: UN experts deplore events leading to death of HRD Cao Shunli, ask for full investigation   March 18, 2014
  7. Thailand: 10 years after Somchai’s disappearance, family still awaiting truth and justice   March 12, 2014
  8. UN experts call upon Venezuela to account for alleged arbitrary detentions and use of violence against protesters   March 6, 2014
  9. The Assembly and Association Briefing, Vol. 1, Issue 2 (Feb-March 2014)   Feb. 27, 2014
  10. Community of Democracies & UNSR begin new global project on civil society’s right to access funding   Feb. 26, 2014
  11. Ukraine: “Violence and death toll totally unacceptable” – Key UN expert group urges restraint and real dialogue   Feb. 21, 2014
  12. Kiai makes unofficial visit to Cambodia, calls on government to lift ban on public assemblies   Feb. 10, 2014
  13. Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai to visit Singapore, Cambodia on unofficial visits   Jan. 31, 2014
  14. Kiai: Twenty years after genocide, Rwanda should pave the way towards peaceful dissent   Jan. 28, 2014
  15. Statement by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association at the conclusion of his visit to the Republic of Rwanda   Jan. 27, 2014
  16. Rwanda: first official visit by UN expert on freedoms of peaceful assembly and association   Jan. 16, 2014
  17. Kiai’s writes in Guardian that UK Lobbying Bill threatens to ‘stain’ British democracy   Jan. 12, 2014
  18. The Assembly and Association Briefing, Vol. 1, Issue 1 (Jan. 2014)   Jan. 8, 2014
  19. Kiai to make official visit to Rwanda in January   Jan. 7, 2014
  20. Kiai writes for openGlobalRights – ‘In Kenya, averting a move to strangle civil society with the financial noose’   Dec. 18, 2013
  21. NGO Bill threatens to hinder civil society’s work in South Sudan, UN rights experts warn   Dec. 17, 2013
  22. Video from Malawi ACT Alliance conference: Space for Civil Society in Africa   Dec. 17, 2013
  23. A year on, the enforced disappearance of Sombath Somphone continues with impunity in Lao PDR   Dec. 16, 2013
  24. Without cooperation from States, we cannot do our work for human rights – Key UN expert group   Dec. 10, 2013
  25. Kenya: Statute Law Bill poses grave threat to civil society and must be rejected – UN rights experts   Dec. 3, 2013
  26. Kiai tells Malawi conference that civil society is “under attack” in Africa   Nov. 25, 2013
  27. Breaking the silence: Experts call for stronger UN role in ending impunity   Nov. 22, 2013
  28. Kiai tells UNGA that freedoms of assembly and association are prerequisites to ‘genuine elections’   Oct. 30, 2013
  29. Maina Kiai blogs for the Guardian on elections   Oct. 29, 2013
  30. Maina Kiai to Present Elections Report to UN General Assembly on Oct. 29   Oct. 28, 2013
  31. Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai to speak in Montreal and Ottawa   Oct. 21, 2013
  32. UN experts alarmed by reprisals against activists linked to China’s upcoming UPR   Oct. 16, 2013
  33. UN experts urge Azerbaijan to open space for assembly and expression ahead of Oct. 9 elections   October 4, 2013
  34. India: Urgent call to halt steel project amid serious human rights concerns   October 1, 2013
  35. Sudan: UNSR Raised Issue of Violence Against Protesters in 2012   Sept. 30, 2013
  36. Maina Kiai Calls on States to Foster Civil Society as “Strategic Interest”   September 23, 2013
  37. UN Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai to address high-level UN panel hosted by President Obama   September 19, 2013
  38. Bahrain: Joint Statement on OHCHR and the Human Rights Situation   September 9, 2013
  39. “Israel must stop harassment, intimidation and abusive treatment of rights defender Issa Amro”   Aug. 13, 2013
  40. Uganda: “Public assembly must be protected, not attacked”   Aug. 9, 2013
  41. Hungarian extreme-right: UN experts welcome European Court of Human Rights’ decision   July 26, 2013
  42. Kiai participates in Human Rights Council interactive dialogue on human rights and business   May 31, 2013
  43. Iran: UN experts concerned at barring of women presidential candidates and freedom restrictions   May 29, 2013
  44. Russia: increasingly hostile environment for NGOs and rights defenders is unacceptable   May 13, 2013
  45. Experts urge States to ratify new instrument to enhance protection of economic, social and cultural rights   May 8, 2013
  46. Egypt: NGO Bill infringes international standards   March 28, 2013
  47. “Zimbabwe must respect fundamental freedoms in run-up to constitutional referendum,” warn UN experts   Feb. 27, 2013
  48. Indonesia: “Restrictive bill threatens freedoms of association, expression and religion,” warn UN experts   Feb. 14, 2013
  49. Iran: UN experts call for release of key opposition leaders ahead of presidential elections   Feb. 11, 2013
  50. Iran: UN rights experts urge Government to halt the execution of five Ahwazi activists   Jan. 25, 2013
  51. UK visit: “No matter how old a democracy, there is always space for improvements”   Jan. 23, 2013
  52. Kiai to make official country visit to the United Kingdom   Jan. 10, 2013
  53. Colombia: UN experts call on the authorities to reconsider the constitutional reform of military criminal justice   Oct. 22, 2012
  54. Open letter by Special Procedures mandate-holders of the Human Rights Council to the Government of Colombia   Oct. 22, 2012
  55. Human Rights Council: Assembly and association rights extend to online platforms (A/HRC/RES/21/16)   Oct. 11, 2012
  56. Kiai: “Violence during protests is not protected by international human rights law”   Sept. 19, 2012
  57. Bahrain: UN experts demand end to campaign of persecution against human rights defenders   Aug. 23, 2012
  58. Video: Understanding and Responding to Attacks on Civil Society: The Roles of Politics and Law   Aug. 12, 2012
  59. Russia: “Draft law on non-commercial organizations detrimental to civil society”   July 12, 2012
  60. Kiai presents first annual report to Human Rights Council   June 21, 2012
  61. Malaysia: UN rights experts call for the protection of NGOs working for free and fair elections   June 7, 2012
  62. Statement on human rights defenders of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the Special Rapporteurs of the United Nations   June 6, 2012
  63. Canada: UN experts concerned over recent events in Quebec   May 30, 2012
  64. Algeria: Upcoming elections must address civil society’s legitimate demands on freedom of association   May 4, 2012
  65. Bahrain: UN human rights experts urge immediate release of Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja   April 13, 2012
  66. Rio+20: “No global goals without accountability” – an open appeal from over 20 UN experts   March 19, 2012
  67. Switzerland: Changes to Geneva law on demonstrations threaten basic freedoms   March 9, 2012
  68. Bangladesh open-pit coal mine threatens fundamental rights, warn UN experts   Feb. 28, 2012
  69. Senegal: “Make everyone heard in the run-up to Presidential elections,” urge UN experts   Feb. 24, 2012
  70. Statement by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association at the conclusion of his visit to the Republic of Georgia   Feb. 13, 2012
  71. Georgia: UN expert raises alarm on arbitrary restrictions against opposition, unions and NGOs   Feb. 13, 2012
  72. Kiai to make first official country visit to Georgia   Feb. 3, 2012
  73. Ethiopia: UN experts disturbed at persistent misuse of terrorism law to curb freedom of expression   Feb. 2, 2012
  74. Malaysia: new Bill threatens right to peaceful assembly with arbitrary and disproportional restrictions   Dec. 7, 2011
  75. Belarus: “New legislative amendments unduly restrict fundamental rights,” warn UN experts   Nov. 24, 2011
  76. Egypt: UN experts alarmed at violence and clampdown on fundamental freedoms in run-up to elections   Nov. 21, 2011
  77. China: UN experts warn of severe human rights restrictions on Tibetan Buddhist monasteries   Nov. 1, 2011
  78. Cambodia’s draft NGO law must be fully in line with international law – UN experts   Oct. 14, 2011
  79. Video: Peaceful protests -the Need for guidelines in freedom of assembly   Aug. 11, 2011
  80. “Syria must stop using violent strategies against civilians, now”   Aug. 5, 2011
  81. New UN Experts begin work on their Human Rights Mandates   May 4, 2011