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Annual thematic reports

Special Rapporteur on freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

Every year the Special Rapporteur is required to submit a report to the Human Rights Council and to the General Assembly covering the activities relating to his mandate, containing recommendations and providing suggestions on ways and means to better promote and protect the right to freedom of assembly and peaceful protest.

Annual reports by the Special Rapporteur to the UN General Assembly

YearDocument symbolContent of Report
2023A/78/246Importance of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in advancing sustainable peace and democratic transitions
2022A/77/171The Essential Role of Social Movements in Building Back Better
2021A/76/222Exercise of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association as essential to advancing climate justice.
2020A/75/184Celebrating women in activism and civil society: the enjoyment of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association by women and girls.
2019A/74/349

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The interlinkages between closing civil society space, poverty, national policy and the exercise of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association.
2018A/73/279The linkages between the exercise of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
2017A/72/135The Special Rapporteur's vision of the mandate
2016A/71/385The exercise of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in the workplace
2015A/70/266Comparative study of enabling environments for businesses and associations
2014A/69/365The exercise of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in the context of multilateral institutions
2013A/68/299The exercise of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in the context of elections

Annual reports by the Special Rapporteur to the UN Human Rights Council

YearDocument symbolContent of Report
2023A/HRC/53/38

Advancing accountability for serious human rights violations related to the exercise of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association - Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

 

A/HRC/53/38/Add.3Advancing the rights of freedom of peaceful assembly and of association of workers in the informal economy - Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
A/HRC/53/38/Add.4General principles and guidelines on ensuring the right of civil society organizations to have access to resources - Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
2022A/HRC/50/42Protection of human rights in the context of peaceful protests during crisis situations
A/HRC/50/23Access to resources - Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
A/HRC/50/23/Add.1Observations on communications transmitted to Governments and replies received – Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
2021A/HRC/47/24Access to justice as an integral element of the protection of rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association - Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
A/HRC/47/24/Add.1Observations on communications transmitted to Governments and replies received - Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
A/HRC/47/24/Add.2Ending Internet shutdowns: a path forward - Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
A/HRC/47/24/Add.3Guidelines for lawyers in support of peaceful assemblies - Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
2020A/HRC/44/50Ten years protecting civic space worldwide
 A/HRC/44/50/Add.4Observations on communications transmitted to Governments and replies received - Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
2019A/HRC/41/41

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The exercise of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in the digital age
 A/HRC/41/41/Add.1Observations on communications transmitted to Governments and replies received - Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
 A/HRC/41/41/Add.2Civil society participation in the implementation of Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development - Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
2018A/HRC/38/34Trends with regard to the exercise of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
2017A/HRC/35/28The Achievements of Civil Society
 A/HRC/35/28/Add.3Observations on communications transmitted to Governments and replies received
2016A/HRC/32/36Fundamentalism and its impact on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
 A/HRC/32/36/Add.3Observations on communications transmitted to Governments and replies received
 A/HRC/31/66

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Joint compilation of practical recommendations for the proper management of assemblies
Addendum of select sources and illustrative practical examples
This report was done as the result of the implementation of resolution 25/38 through joint project conducted by two Special Rapporteurs.
2015A/HRC/29/25

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The rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in the context of natural resource exploitation projects
Questionnaires and responses received from Member-States, from civil society and from businesses
 A/HRC/29/25/Add.3Observations on communications transmitted to Governments and replies received
2014A/HRC/26/29Challenges faced by groups most at risk when exercising or seeking to exercise the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and/or of association
 A/HRC/26/29/Add.1Observations on communications transmitted to Governments and replies received
2013A/HRC/23/39Ability of associations to access financial resources as a vital part of the right to freedom of association & Ability to hold peaceful assemblies as an integral component of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly
 A/HRC/23/39/Add.2Observations on communications transmitted to Governments and replies received
2012A/HRC/20/27Best practices that promote and protect the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
 A/HRC/20/27/Add.1Responses to the questionnaire sent on best practices related to the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
 A/HRC/20/27/Add.3Observations on communications transmitted to Governments and replies received