Preparation for a General Comment on Article 21 (Right of Peaceful Assembly) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Citizenship: Democracy under Stress/Rebuilding Trust/Rights for All
February 15, 2019
The UN’s NGO Committee Defers Rights Groups
February 15, 2019

On the occasion of its 125th session, to be held in Geneva from 4 to 29 March 2019, the Human Rights Committee will hold a half day of general discussion in preparation for a General Comment on Article 21 (Right of Peaceful Assembly) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The purpose of the general discussion is to commence the Committee’s process of developing a General Comment on article 21, in light of the Committee’s experience obtained in the review of State reports and communications on this right. The aim of the General Comment is to provide appropriate and authoritative guidance to States Parties and other actors on the measures to be adopted to ensure full compliance with the rights protected under this provision. Read more here.

Source: OHCHR

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