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10. Access to resources


  1. UN Human Rights Council, Second Thematic Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Maina Kiai, UN Doc. A/HRC/23/39, 24 April 2013, para. 8(e).
  2. UN Human Rights Council, Second Thematic Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Maina Kiai, UN Doc. A/HRC/23/39, 24 April 2013, para. 10.
  3. UN Human Rights Council, Second Thematic Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful Assembly and of association, Maina Kiai, UN Doc. A/HRC/23/39, April 24, 2013, para. 8.
  4. UN Human Rights Council, Second Thematic Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Maini Kiai, UN Doc. A/HRC/23/39, April 24, 2013, para. 8.
  5. UN Human Rights Council, Second Thematic Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Maini Kiai, UN Doc. A/HRC/23/39, April 24, 2013, para. 9.
  6. UN Human Rights Committee, Concluding Observations of the Human Rights Committee: Egypt, UN Doc. CCPR/CO/76/EGY, 28 November 2002, para. 21.
  7. Ramazanova v. Azerbaijan, ECtHR, Judgment of 1 February 2007, para. 59.
  8. UN Human Rights Committee, Concluding Observations of the Human Rights Committee: Egypt, UN Doc. CCPR/CO/76/EGY, 28 November 2002, para. 21.
  9. As of May 2017 this law is still in place in Ethiopia.
  10. UN Human Rights Committee, Concluding Observations of the Human Rights Committee: Ethiopia, UN Doc. CCPR/C/ETH/CO, 19 August 2011, para. 25.
  11. Ramazanova v. Azerbaijan, ECtHR, Judgment of 1 February 2007, para. 59.
  12. Ramazanova v. Azerbaijan, ECtHR, Judgment of 1 February 2007, para. 59.
  13. IACHR, Democracy and Human Rights in Venezuela, OEA/Ser.L/V/II. Doc. 54, 30 December 2009, para. 585.
  14. IACHR, Second Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in the Americas, OEA/Ser/L/V/II Doc. 66, 31 December 2011, para. 185 (noting that “a situation different from the one just described would be one in which an organization was proselytizing on behalf of a certain political party or candidate to a particular post. Under this circumstance, the activity would not be protected by the aforementioned standard.”).
  15. Declaration on the Rights and Responsibilities of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognized Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, UN Doc. G.A. Res. 53/144, 9 December 1998, art. 13 (under this framework, States are supposed to adopt legislation to facilitate and not impede the solicitation, receipt and use of resources.)
  16. United Nations General Assembly, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders, UN Doc. A/59/401 (2004), para. 82 (l).
  17. UN Human Rights Council, Resolution 22/6, 15 March 2013, para. 9.
  18. Aleksander Belyatsky et al. v. Belarus, Human Rights Committee, UN Doc. CCPR/C/90/D/1296/2004, 24 July 2007, para. 7.3.
  19. See Ezelin v. France, ECtHR, Judgment of 26 April 1991, paras. 21–22, 45.
  20. Zhechev v. Bulgaria, ECtHR, Judgment of 21 June 2007, para. 55.
  21. See UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Information note to the Government of India. Analysis on international law, standards and principles applicable to the Foreign Contributions Act 2010 and Foreign Contributions Regulations 2011.
  22. See Mr. Jeong-Eun Lee v Republic of Korea, Human Rights Committee, UN Doc. CCPR/C/84/D/1119/2002, Views of 20 July 2005, para. 7.2.
  23. Parti Nationaliste Basque-Organization Regionale D’Iparralde v. France, ECtHR, 7 June 2007, para. 47.
  24. Parti Nationaliste Basque-Organization Regionale D’Iparralde v. France, ECtHR, 7 June 2007, para 43.
  25. Zhechev v. Bulgaria, ECtHR, Judgment of 21 June 2007, para. 55.
  26. IACHR, Second Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in the Americas, OEA/Ser/L/V/II Doc. 66, 31 December 2011, para. 185.
  27. Human Rights Council, Joint report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association and the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, arbitrary and summary executions, UN Doc. A/HRC/31/66, para. 31.
  28. Moscow Branch of Salvation Army v Russia, ECtHR, Judgment of 5 October 2006, para. 86; see also, Partidul Comunistilor Nepeceristi and Ungureanu v. Romania, ECtHR, Judgment of 2 February 2005, para. 49.