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10th anniversary of the mandate on the rights of freedom of assembly and association

2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the mandate on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association (FoAA). On this occasion, the Special Rapporteur intends to mobilize all stakeholders around a renewed call to action, to respect, protect and fulfil everyone's rights to freedom of assembly and association. His report to the Human Rights Council in June 2020 will take stock of the first ten years of the mandate. The Special Rapporteur will also hold a range of events in 2020 to celebrate the anniversary, including a meeting with regional mechanisms and a high-level expert meeting.

The Special Rapporteur intends also to focus on the topics of women, gender and FoAA, as well as the topics of climate protests and youth including in his forthcoming thematic reports. The Special Rapporteur also keeps engaging with many stakeholders on the topics of FoAA in the digital sphere and the topic of internet shutdowns.