The Assembly and Association Briefing, Vol. 3, No. 4 (Issue 21) – May-June 2016

Jun 21 2016

UNSR Maina Kiai newsletter - Vol. 3, No. 4 (cover) 500Issue No. 21 of the Assembly and Association Briefing, the newsletter of Maina Kiai, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association.

In this issue:

  • • Kiai tells Human Rights Council that fundamentalist intolerance is degrading assembly & association rights
  • • Kenya: UNSR tells court that 2015 protest ban violated assembly rights
  • • Contribute to the UNSR’s next report: FoAA rights in the context of labor
  • • Human rights must gain new momentum at World Humanitarian Summit
  • • Problem of closing civic space creeps into UN NGO Committee
  • • Rapporteurs urge India to repeal law restricting NGO’s access to foreign funding
  • • UN expert deplores harsh sentencing of Tajikistan opposition leaders and warns of radicalization
  • • Egypt: Worsening crackdown on protests
  • • UN human rights experts urge Cambodia to stop attacks against civil society
  • • Iran: Denial of adequate medical treatment to political prisoners unacceptable
  • • ‘A travesty of justice’ – UN experts condemn conviction of prominent Iran activist
  • • China: Newly adopted Foreign NGO Law should be repealed, UN experts urge
  • • Somalia: Experts alarmed over growing persecution against trade unionists
  • • Kazakhstan clampdown on land reform protesters
  • • Viet Nam: stop persecution and torture of religious leaders and rights defenders
  • • Freedom of association and assembly: By the numbers
  • • Special Rapporteur news in brief:  May-June 2016
  • • World briefing: Freedom of assembly and association in the news

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The Assembly and Association Briefing, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Issue 18) (Jan. 2016)

The Assembly and Association Briefing, Vol. 3, No. 2 (Issue 19) (Feb.-March 2016)

The Assembly and Association Briefing, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Issue 20) (April 2016)

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