Call for inputs from the Special Rapporteur on the rights of freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Mr. Clément Nyaletsossi Voulé on the upcoming country visit to Tunisia (17 – 28 September 2018)

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of freedom peaceful assembly and of association, Mr. Clément Nyaletsossi Voulé, will undertake an official county visit to Tunisia from 17 to 28 September 2018.

The Special Rapporteur will assess issues related to the exercise of the rights of freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in the country and will present a report to the 41st session of the Human Rights Council in June 2019.

In this context, the Special Rapporteur is looking for information on the following topics related to his mandate amongst others:

  • Good practices in relation to the exercise of the rights of peaceful assembly and association
  • Key issues and challenges when exercising the rights of peaceful assembly and association
  • Potential areas to visit in the country
  • Relevant organisations and individuals to meet in the context of the Special Rapporteur's visit to Tunisia
  • Any other relevant information related to the Special Rapporteur’s mandate that you consider to be timely for the preparation of the visit of the Special Rapporteur.

Civil society actors and all interested stakeholders are encouraged to submit general inputs and specific proposals in relation to the above mentioned points to freeassembly@ohchr.org  preferably by 22 August 2018.

During the visit, the Special Rapporteur wishes to meet with civil society organizations, independent institutions working on human rights, human rights defenders and other stakeholders working on the rights of freedom of peaceful assembly and of association. The schedule and venues of meetings with civil society representatives will be shared in due course.