Your rights on one page: Best practices fact sheet on the right to freedom of association

Nov 21 2014

Association rights factsheet - page 1 - 500United Nations Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai has released a concise, easy-to-use fact sheet on the right to freedom of association, which summarizes key principles in international law and best practices for promotion of the right.

A companion fact sheet for the right to freedom of peaceful assembly was released earlier this month.

Both fact sheets, which each fit on a single page front and back, draw 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. They are presented in an accessible Q&A format, with each question hitting on major assembly and association rights themes. The fact sheets also provide references to core international standards on the right to freedom of peaceful assembly, with links.

The fact sheet is currently available in the following languages:

English • Azərbaycan 漢語  中文 বাংলাру́сский • Кыргыз • Türkmen dilinde Ўзбек • ҚазақТоҷикӣ

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

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




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