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The right to peaceful assembly

People have a right to assemble together to promote and protect human rights through peaceful protest or the expression of their views. States have a responsibility to ensure that people are able to demonstrate peacefully and express their views without facing threats, intimidation or violence. 

International standards
Articles 5 of
UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders
Article 20 of
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Article 21 of
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 

Regional standards
Article 11 of
African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights
Article 15 of
American Convention on Human Rights
Article 11 of
European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights
Article 28 of
Arab Charter on Human Rights (2004)

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