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Towards a General Comment 37 on Article 21 of ICCPR

The UN Human Rights Committee is currently working  on a General Comment on freedom of peaceful assembly (Article 21 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights). Through General Comments, the Committee provides authoritative interpretations of individual rights and guidance for their practical implementation. If adopted the General Comment will further help legal professionals and civil society to litigate cases before the UN relating to freedom of assembly violations.

To help the drafting process and provide the Human Rights Committee with a resource, ECNL worked with assembly expert Dr Michael Hamilton on an in-depth research. The thorough analysis provides a compilation of  key principles elaborated in the Committee’s freedom of assembly jurisprudence and relevant declarative statements in the Committee’s Concluding Observations on State reports:

Michael Hamilton: Towards a General Comment on Article 21