"Article 21 of the Covenant protects peaceful assemblies wherever they take place: outdoors, indoors and online; in public and private spaces; or a combination thereof. Such assemblies may take many forms, including demonstrations, protests, meetings, processions, rallies, sit-ins, candlelit vigils and flash mobs. They are protected under article 21 whether they are stationary, such as pickets, or mobile, such as processions or marches."
DocumentUN (CCPR): General Comment No. 37: The Right of Peaceful Assembly (Article 21), para. 6
- Freedom of assembly may be restricted under certain circumstances as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society.
- All forms of peaceful assembly are protected, including online meetings and online activities to plan, organize, and mobilize for assemblies.
- Freedom of assembly must be respected in the context of political rallies and meetings.