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

Reports

  1. Country visit: Oman   Sept. 18, 2014
  2. Report: Observations on Communications to Governments and Replies Received 2013-14 (A/HRC/26/29/Add.1)   June 10, 2014
  3. Country Visit: Rwanda (A/HRC/26/29/Add.2)   June 10, 2014
  4. Report: Threats against groups most at risk (A/HRC/26/29)   May 13, 2014
  5. Iran communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  6. India communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  7. Indonesia communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  8. Hungary communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  9. Colombia Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  10. Bahrain communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  11. China Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  12. Jordan communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  13. Azerbaijan communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  14. Israel communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  15. Angola communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  16. Cambodia Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  17. Belarus communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  18. Bangladesh communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  19. Georgia communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  20. Kyrgyzstan communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  21. Haiti Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  22. Kosovo Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  23. Guyana Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  24. Fiji communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  25. Kenya communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  26. Kazakhstan communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  27. Chile Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  28. Honduras communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  29. Algeria communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  30. Ethiopia Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  31. Brazil Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  32. Guatemala communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  33. Cyprus communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  34. Egypt Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  35. Greece Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  36. Djibouti Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  37. Cuba Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  38. Kuwait communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  39. Czech Republic communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  40. Costa Rica Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  41. Cameroon Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  42. Ecuador communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  43. Report: Elections and Freedom of Assembly and Association (A/68/299)   Sept. 21, 2013
  44. Country Visit: United Kingdom (A/HRC/23/39/Add.1)   June 17, 2013
  45. Report: Observations on Communications to Governments and Replies Received 2013 (A/HRC/23/39/Add.2)   May 30, 2013
  46. Report: Civil Society’s Right to Funding and Resources (A/HRC/23/39)   April 24, 2013
  47. United Kingdom communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  48. Moldova communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  49. Netherlands communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  50. South Korea communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  51. Uganda communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  52. Philippines communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  53. Pakistan communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  54. Morocco communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  55. Sierra Leone communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  56. Burundi Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  57. Mauritania Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  58. Switzerland communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  59. Madagascar Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  60. Turkey Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  61. Mexico communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  62. Sudan communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013  
  63. Serbia communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  64. Sri Lanka communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  65. Rwanda communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  66. Laos communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  67. Russian Federation communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  68. Paraguay communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  69. Spain communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  70. Canada Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  71. Turkmenistan communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  72. Maldives communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  73. Tunisia communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  74. Thailand communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  75. France communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  76. Poland communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  77. Peru communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  78. United Arab Emirates communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  79. Democratic Republic of the Congo Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2014   Feb. 28, 2014
  80. Myanmar communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  81. Tajikistan communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  82. Zimbabwe communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  83. Swaziland communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  84. Zambia communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  85. Oman communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  86. Yemen communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  87. Lebanon communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  88. Libya Communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  89. United States of America communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  90. Ukraine communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  91. Viet Nam communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  92. Syria communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  93. Nigeria communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  94. Venezuela communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  95. Nicaragua communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  96. Panama communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  97. Uzbekistan communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  98. Malaysia communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  99. South Sudan communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  100. Malawi communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  101. Singapore communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  102. Senegal communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  103. Saudi Arabia communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013   Feb. 28, 2013
  104. Report: Observations on Communications to Governments and Replies Received 2012 (A/HRC/20/27/Add.3)   June 19, 2012
  105. Country Visit: Republic of Georgia (A/HRC/20/27/Add.2)   June 8, 2012
  106. Report: Best Practices in Promoting Freedoms of Assembly and Association (A/HRC/20/27)   May 21, 2012

News

  1. UN experts urge Ethiopia to stop using anti-terrorism legislation to curb human rights   Sept. 18, 2014
  2. The Assembly and Association Briefing, Vol. 1, Issue 7 (September 2014)   Sept. 18, 2014
  3. Time for Oman to build on economic development and fully embrace human rights – UN Expert   Sept 15, 2014
  4. بيان المقرر الخاص للأمم المتحدة بشأن الحق في حرية التجمع السلمي وتكوين الجمعيات في ختام زيارته لسلطنة عمان   Sept. 13, 2014
  5. 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 Sultanate of Oman   Sept. 13, 2014
  6. UN experts urge Tasmania to drop its anti-protest bill   Sept. 9, 2014
  7. UN experts urge Bahrain to release human rights defender Maryam Al-Khawaja   Sept. 5, 2014
  8. Maina Kiai to make official visit to Oman next week   Sept. 4, 2014
  9. In follow-up visit to Rwanda, Maina Kiai pushes more space for ‘peaceful dissent, discussion and dialogue’   Aug. 29, 2014
  10. Persecution of rights activists must stop – UN experts call on the Government of Azerbaijan   Aug. 19, 2014
  11. Iran: UN rights experts condemn the recent wave of arrest and sentencing of civil society actors   Aug. 8, 2014
  12. The Assembly and Association Briefing, Vol. 1, Issue 6 (July-August 2014)   Aug. 1, 2014
  13. Special Rapporteur to give public lecture in Burundi during unofficial visit   July 21, 2014
  14. Writing in openGlobalRights, Special Rapporteur calls upon incoming UN High Commissioner to ‘hold governments accountable’ for rights pledges   July 15, 2014
  15. Egypt: UN Experts “outraged” at confirmation of 183 death sentences   June 30, 2014
  16. Special Rapporteur: Targeting at-risk groups a reprehensible “divide and conquer” technique   June 20, 2014
  17. Kiai: Restrictions on NGOs are a global tendency (video)   June 20, 2014
  18. “Kiai Comments” – a new way to put the UN Special Rapporteur on your website   June 19, 2014
  19. The Assembly and Association Briefing, Vol. 1, Issue 5 (June 2014)   June 18, 2014
  20. “Fundamental rights at stake in Thailand” – UN experts concerned about arbitrary detentions and restrictions   June 13, 2014
  21. Special Rapporteur: Assembly & association rights are inviolable, even for those “seen as being different”   June 11, 2014
  22. Special Rapporteur Kiai to present reports on ‘at-risk groups’ and Rwanda to Human Rights Council   June 8, 2014
  23. FOAA News Roundup: June 4, 2014   June 4, 2014
  24. FOAA News Roundup: June 3, 2014   June 3, 2014
  25. Syria: Door remains wide open for further atrocities after lack of referral to the ICC, UN experts warn   May 30, 2014
  26. FOAA News Roundup: May 30, 2014   May 30, 2014
  27. FOAA News Roundup: May 29, 2014   May 29, 2014
  28. FOAA News Roundup: May 28, 2014   May 28, 2014
  29. UNSR & Community of Democracies release general principles on protecting civic space and the right to access resources   May 28, 2014
  30. The Assembly and Association Briefing, Vol. 1, Issue 4 (May 2014)   May 16, 2014
  31. Joint statement: “Free expression and association key to eliminating Homophobia and Transphobia”   May 16, 2014
  32. Egypt: Justice and reconciliation increasingly failing after second wave of mass death sentences   May 15, 2014
  33. UN Releases Special Rapporteur Kiai’s latest report on groups ‘most at risk’   May 13, 2014
  34. OSCE civil society: ‘Political will’ a major obstacle in protecting right to funding   May 12, 2014
  35. UN Experts urge Azerbaijan to drop charges against human rights defenders   May 9, 2014
  36. Three years after Tunisia: thoughts and perspectives on the rights to freedom of assembly and association from UN Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai   May 5, 2014
  37. Video: Maina Kiai speaks on the trend of narrowing space for dissent in Canada   May 4, 2014
  38. UN experts on World Press Freedom Day: Absence of free media greatly compromises development   May 3, 2014
  39. Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai to join roundtable with Venezuelan activists in USA   April 10, 2014
  40. The Assembly and Association Briefing, Vol. 1, Issue 3 (April 2014)   April 8, 2014
  41. Myanmar: UN expert raises alarm on Rakhine State   April 7, 2014
  42. Egypt: Mass death sentences – a mockery of justice   March 31, 2014
  43. Turkey: First Twitter, now YouTube – UN rights experts concerned at attempts to restrict access before elections   March 28, 2014
  44. China: UN experts deplore events leading to death of HRD Cao Shunli, ask for full investigation   March 18, 2014
  45. Thailand: 10 years after Somchai’s disappearance, family still awaiting truth and justice   March 12, 2014
  46. UN experts call upon Venezuela to account for alleged arbitrary detentions and use of violence against protesters   March 6, 2014
  47. The Assembly and Association Briefing, Vol. 1, Issue 2 (Feb-March 2014)   Feb. 27, 2014
  48. Community of Democracies & UNSR begin new global project on civil society’s right to access funding   Feb. 26, 2014
  49. Ukraine: “Violence and death toll totally unacceptable” – Key UN expert group urges restraint and real dialogue   Feb. 21, 2014
  50. Kiai makes unofficial visit to Cambodia, calls on government to lift ban on public assemblies   Feb. 10, 2014
  51. Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai to visit Singapore, Cambodia on unofficial visits   Jan. 31, 2014
  52. Kiai: Twenty years after genocide, Rwanda should pave the way towards peaceful dissent   Jan. 28, 2014
  53. 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
  54. Rwanda: first official visit by UN expert on freedoms of peaceful assembly and association   Jan. 16, 2014
  55. Kiai’s writes in Guardian that UK Lobbying Bill threatens to ‘stain’ British democracy   Jan. 12, 2014
  56. The Assembly and Association Briefing, Vol. 1, Issue 1 (Jan. 2014)   Jan. 8, 2014
  57. Kiai to make official visit to Rwanda in January   Jan. 7, 2014
  58. Kiai writes for openGlobalRights – ‘In Kenya, averting a move to strangle civil society with the financial noose’   Dec. 18, 2013
  59. NGO Bill threatens to hinder civil society’s work in South Sudan, UN rights experts warn   Dec. 17, 2013
  60. Video from Malawi ACT Alliance conference: Space for Civil Society in Africa   Dec. 17, 2013
  61. A year on, the enforced disappearance of Sombath Somphone continues with impunity in Lao PDR   Dec. 16, 2013
  62. Without cooperation from States, we cannot do our work for human rights – Key UN expert group   Dec. 10, 2013
  63. Kenya: Statute Law Bill poses grave threat to civil society and must be rejected – UN rights experts   Dec. 3, 2013
  64. Kiai tells Malawi conference that civil society is “under attack” in Africa   Nov. 25, 2013
  65. Breaking the silence: Experts call for stronger UN role in ending impunity   Nov. 22, 2013
  66. Kiai tells UNGA that freedoms of assembly and association are prerequisites to ‘genuine elections’   Oct. 30, 2013
  67. Maina Kiai blogs for the Guardian on elections   Oct. 29, 2013
  68. Maina Kiai to Present Elections Report to UN General Assembly on Oct. 29   Oct. 28, 2013
  69. Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai to speak in Montreal and Ottawa   Oct. 21, 2013
  70. UN experts alarmed by reprisals against activists linked to China’s upcoming UPR   Oct. 16, 2013
  71. UN experts urge Azerbaijan to open space for assembly and expression ahead of Oct. 9 elections   October 4, 2013
  72. India: Urgent call to halt steel project amid serious human rights concerns   October 1, 2013
  73. Sudan: UNSR Raised Issue of Violence Against Protesters in 2012   Sept. 30, 2013
  74. Maina Kiai Calls on States to Foster Civil Society as “Strategic Interest”   September 23, 2013
  75. UN Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai to address high-level UN panel hosted by President Obama   September 19, 2013
  76. Bahrain: Joint Statement on OHCHR and the Human Rights Situation   September 9, 2013
  77. “Israel must stop harassment, intimidation and abusive treatment of rights defender Issa Amro”   Aug. 13, 2013
  78. Uganda: “Public assembly must be protected, not attacked”   Aug. 9, 2013
  79. Hungarian extreme-right: UN experts welcome European Court of Human Rights’ decision   July 26, 2013
  80. Kiai participates in Human Rights Council interactive dialogue on human rights and business   May 31, 2013
  81. Iran: UN experts concerned at barring of women presidential candidates and freedom restrictions   May 29, 2013
  82. Russia: increasingly hostile environment for NGOs and rights defenders is unacceptable   May 13, 2013
  83. Experts urge States to ratify new instrument to enhance protection of economic, social and cultural rights   May 8, 2013
  84. Egypt: NGO Bill infringes international standards   March 28, 2013
  85. “Zimbabwe must respect fundamental freedoms in run-up to constitutional referendum,” warn UN experts   Feb. 27, 2013
  86. Indonesia: “Restrictive bill threatens freedoms of association, expression and religion,” warn UN experts   Feb. 14, 2013
  87. Iran: UN experts call for release of key opposition leaders ahead of presidential elections   Feb. 11, 2013
  88. Iran: UN rights experts urge Government to halt the execution of five Ahwazi activists   Jan. 25, 2013
  89. UK visit: “No matter how old a democracy, there is always space for improvements”   Jan. 23, 2013
  90. Kiai to make official country visit to the United Kingdom   Jan. 10, 2013
  91. Colombia: UN experts call on the authorities to reconsider the constitutional reform of military criminal justice   Oct. 22, 2012
  92. Open letter by Special Procedures mandate-holders of the Human Rights Council to the Government of Colombia   Oct. 22, 2012
  93. Human Rights Council: Assembly and association rights extend to online platforms (A/HRC/RES/21/16)   Oct. 11, 2012
  94. Kiai: “Violence during protests is not protected by international human rights law”   Sept. 19, 2012
  95. Bahrain: UN experts demand end to campaign of persecution against human rights defenders   Aug. 23, 2012
  96. Video: Understanding and Responding to Attacks on Civil Society: The Roles of Politics and Law   Aug. 12, 2012
  97. Russia: “Draft law on non-commercial organizations detrimental to civil society”   July 12, 2012
  98. Kiai presents first annual report to Human Rights Council   June 21, 2012
  99. Malaysia: UN rights experts call for the protection of NGOs working for free and fair elections   June 7, 2012
  100. 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
  101. Canada: UN experts concerned over recent events in Quebec   May 30, 2012
  102. Algeria: Upcoming elections must address civil society’s legitimate demands on freedom of association   May 4, 2012
  103. Bahrain: UN human rights experts urge immediate release of Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja   April 13, 2012
  104. Rio+20: “No global goals without accountability” – an open appeal from over 20 UN experts   March 19, 2012
  105. Switzerland: Changes to Geneva law on demonstrations threaten basic freedoms   March 9, 2012
  106. Bangladesh open-pit coal mine threatens fundamental rights, warn UN experts   Feb. 28, 2012
  107. Senegal: “Make everyone heard in the run-up to Presidential elections,” urge UN experts   Feb. 24, 2012
  108. 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
  109. Georgia: UN expert raises alarm on arbitrary restrictions against opposition, unions and NGOs   Feb. 13, 2012
  110. Kiai to make first official country visit to Georgia   Feb. 3, 2012
  111. Ethiopia: UN experts disturbed at persistent misuse of terrorism law to curb freedom of expression   Feb. 2, 2012
  112. Malaysia: new Bill threatens right to peaceful assembly with arbitrary and disproportional restrictions   Dec. 7, 2011
  113. Belarus: “New legislative amendments unduly restrict fundamental rights,” warn UN experts   Nov. 24, 2011
  114. Egypt: UN experts alarmed at violence and clampdown on fundamental freedoms in run-up to elections   Nov. 21, 2011
  115. China: UN experts warn of severe human rights restrictions on Tibetan Buddhist monasteries   Nov. 1, 2011
  116. Cambodia’s draft NGO law must be fully in line with international law – UN experts   Oct. 14, 2011
  117. Video: Peaceful protests -the Need for guidelines in freedom of assembly   Aug. 11, 2011
  118. “Syria must stop using violent strategies against civilians, now”   Aug. 5, 2011
  119. New UN Experts begin work on their Human Rights Mandates   May 4, 2011


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