Freedom of Assembly
States must implement UN HRC resolution on civil society space
The Civic Space Initiative welcomes the adoption of two crucial UN HRC resolutions on protecting civil society space, and on the renewal of the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on assembly and association.
Invitation to Q & A session with UN Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai
Maina Kiai's mandate as the UNSR on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association is ending in 2017 we invite civil society representatives to discuss the priorities for the final year.
ECNL launches pilot project on monitoring freedom of assembly in the Western Balkans
The objective was to pilot a research for monitoring the legal framework and implementation of the right to freedom of assembly in 5 countries in order to increase understanding of how it can be protected.
17th EU-NGO Human Rights Forum on Protecting and Promoting Civil Society Space
Katerina Hadzi-Miceva Evans spoke about trends in shrinking civil society’s space and on EU response on EU-NGO Forum on 3rd December in Brussels.
Serbia to lack law on assembly
Serbia is now lacking a law on peaceful assembly, as no new law have been adopted instead of the Public Assembly Act of 1992, which had previously been deemed unconstitutional.
OSCE/ODIHR Civil Society Forum: building a culture of cooperation between states and CSOs
Participants of the Forum highlighted the importance of the active involvement of associations in decision making processes and set recommendations for OSCE participating states on regulatory framework that enable constructive cooperation of states and CSOs.
OHCHR calls for input: How to create and maintain civil society space?
The High Commissioner for Human Rights is putting together a report of practical recommendations on how to create and maintain the space for civil society to work freely and independently.
UN Special Rapporteur: 2014 was a decisive year in the history
UN Special Rapporteur On the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association , Maina Kai has released a year-end report summarizing the developments, events and lessons learned in 2014. The yearbook revises the important events with a special focus on Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Thailand, Ukraine and Venezuela where the political turmoil backed by...
ECNL Director highlights importance of civil society & steps to enhance freedoms at OSCE ODIHR HDIM
ECNL Executive Director, Mrs. Katerina Hadzi-Miceva Evans was invited to deliver an introductory speech at the 2014 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM), Europe's largest annual human rights and democracy conference which is organized every year by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR).
As an introducer of the 3rd working session on freedom...
Check out videos of the Conference: Safeguarding the Space for Peaceful Assembly in SEE
If you missed the live stream today or would like to call up some key messages from the conference’s first day, a1.mk, a popular Macedonian news portal already featured some short videos.
Among other speakers, Katerina Hadzi-Miceva Evans, Executive Director of ECNL is also quoted. She was talking about the authorities’ phobia toward public...
ECNL co-organizes the first regional conference on Freedom of Assembly (24-24 Aug 2014, Skopje, MK)
The first-ever regional and national event on freedom of assembly titled: Safeguarding the Space for Peaceful Assembly in South-East Europe will take place on 25 – 26 August 2014 in Skopje. The conference will bring together national representatives from civil society organizations from the Balkan countries, EU representatives, OSCE/OIDHR experts, and public authorities...
Protecting Space for Civil Society in the Spotlight at 25th UN Human Rights Council
Reflecting growing global recognition of the need to protect the legal and physical space for civil society, this week the 25th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva included two major events dedicated to the topic.