Country Reports

17Jun2013

Country Visit: United Kingdom (A/HRC/23/39/Add.1)

Maina Kiai undertook an official mission to the United Kingdom of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from Jan. 14-23, 2013. The visit was carried out pursuant to his mandate to assess the situation of freedoms of peaceful assembly and association in the country. The Special Rapporteur details positive measures by the authorities, but also documents a number of areas for concern in relation to freedom of peaceful assembly in England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Mr. Kiai also details his concerns in relation to counter-terrorism measures and restrictions on trade unionism. The Special Rapporteur’s report was officially released on June 17, 2013, and is available in all six official UN languages at the links below: English • Français • Español • Arabic • Chinese • Russian The government of the United Kingdom’s response to the report, dated May 28, 2013, is available in English only: UK response: Document A/HRC/23/39/Add.3 The … Continue reading →

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08Jun2012

Country Visit: Republic of Georgia (A/HRC/20/27/Add.2)

UN Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai undertook an official mission to the Republic of Georgia from Feb. 6-13, 2012, at the invitation of the Georgian government. The visit was carried out pursuant to his mandate to assess the situation of freedoms of peaceful assembly and association in the country. Mr. Kiai visited the cities of Tbilisi, Kutaisi and Batumi, and held meetings with Government officials, non-governmental organizations, trade unions, political party officials and representatives of the international community based in Tbilisi. Since the “Rose Revolution”, Georgia has experienced a remarkable period of reforms in many areas of public life. The Special Rapporteur considers, however, that these improvements should not be taken for granted. A climate of fear and intimidation against members of opposition political parties and civil society could seriously threaten this path. In the light of the 2012 parliamentary and 2013 presidential elections, more efforts to ensure protection of the … Continue reading →

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