Human rights instruments

The freedom of assembly is written about in
the following human rights instruments: Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Article 20 International Covenant on Civil and Political
Rights – Article 21 European Convention on Human Rights – Article 11 American Convention on Human Rights – Article 15 Examples of the national and regional
constitutions recognizing the freedom of
assembly are: Bangladesh – Articles 37 and 38 of the Constitution of Bangladesh guarantee the freedom of association and assembly.[3] Brazil – Article 5 Canada – S. 2 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms which forms part of the Constitution Act, 1982 France – Article 431-1 of the Nouveau Code Pènal Germany – Article 8 GG (Grundgesetz, Basic Law) Hong Kong Basic Law Section 27 Hungary – Article VIII (1) of the Fundamental Law India – Fundamental Rights in India Italy – Article 17 of the Constitution[4] Japan – Article 21 Macau Basic Law Article 27 Constitution of the Philippines Article III, Section 4 Republic of Ireland – Guaranteed by Article 40.6.1 of the Constitution of Ireland South Africa Bill of Rights – Article 17 Spain – Article 21 of the Spanish Constitution of 1978 Turkey – Articles 33 and 34 of the Constitution of Turkey guarantee the freedom of association and assembly. Taiwan (Republic of China) – Article 14 guarantees freedom of assembly and
association. United States – First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Malaysia – Article 10 of the Constitution of Malaysia New Zealand – section 16 New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 Russia – Articles 30 and 31 of the Constitution of Russia guarantee the freedom of association and peaceful assembly.[5]


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