Report: Best Practices in Promoting Freedoms of Assembly and Association (A/HRC/20/27)

21May2012

The right of peaceful assembly covers not only the right to hold and to participate in a peaceful assemblies but also the right to be protected from undue interference. It further protects those monitoring peaceful assemblies. The right to freedom of association ranges from the creation to the termination of an association, and includes the rights to form and to join an association, to operate freely and to be protected from undue interference, to access funding and resources and to take part in the conduct of public affairs.

In this report, Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai highlights best practices worldwide that promote and protect the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association.

This report also provides recommendations and conclusions regarding best practices and provides an overview of the Special Rapporteur’s activities during the first year of his mandate.

The report’s document number is A/HRC/20/27. It is available in all six official UN languages at the links below:

English • French • Espanol • Arabic • ChineseRussian

Kiai presented this report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on June 20, 2012. Click here for a transcript of his remarks. See also here for the press release on the report.

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