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11-12 October 2018

The Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association Online

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A consultation with the Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association Clément Voule, civil society representatives and academics

This consultation, organized in collaboration with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights, will discuss the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association online, including limitations and restrictions, online and offline surveillance, the territorial reach of such measures and their legal implications, as well as responsibilities beyond the primary responsibility of the state.

It will feed into the next thematic report of the Special Rapporteur to the UN Human Rights Council, which will focus on the exercise of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in the digital space.

It takes place in the framework of the Geneva Human Rights Platform and its focus on human rights and freedoms in the digital age.

About the Geneva Human Rights Platform

The Geneva Human Rights Platform (HRP) provides a neutral and dynamic forum of interaction in Geneva for all stakeholders in the field of human rights – experts, practitioners, diplomats and civil society – to discuss and debate topical issues and challenges. Relying on academic research and findings, it works to enable various actors to be better connected, break silos, and, hence, advance human rights.

The Geneva Human Rights Platform notably focuses on current human rights challenges related to the digital age.

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