The exercise of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in the context of elections 2013, para. 47
The right to freedom of association is an essential component of democracy that empowers men and women and is therefore particularly important where individuals may espouse minority or dissenting religious or political beliefs (Council resolution 15/21, preamble). As such, no restrictions should be placed on associations, solely because they do not share the same views as those in authority.
Non-negotiated soft law
Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association
Special Procedures' report
Means of adoption
Civil & Political Rights
Equality & Inclusion
SR Freedom of Assembly, Report to the UNGA (2013), A/68/299, para. 47.