Your rights on one page: Special Rapporteur releases best practices fact sheet on assembly rights

Nov 06 2014

Freedom of Assembly - best practices infosheet_500United Nations Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai has released a concise, easy-to-use fact sheet on the right to freedom of peaceful assembly, which summarizes key principles in international law and best practices for promotion of the right.

(Nov. 21, 2014 update: Click here for the companion fact sheet on the right to freedom of association)

The fact sheet, which fits on a single page front and back, draws heavily from the Special Rapporteur’s 2012 report on best practices to promote and protect the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association. It is presented in an accessible Q&A format, with each question hitting on major assembly rights themes. The fact sheet also provides references to core international standards on the right to freedom of peaceful assembly, with links.

“The protection of rights starts with people knowing their rights,” Kiai said. “I hope that this fact sheet is useful and I encourage people to share it widely.”

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The document is currently available in the following languages:

English • Հայերեն漢語 中文 • বাংলা  • ру́сский

* all non-English versions are unofficial; translations not verified by the UNSR

See also:
The Right to Freedom of Association: Best Practices Fact Sheet




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