"Where needed, States must also protect participants against possible abuse by non-state actors, such as interference or violence by other members of the public, counterdemonstrators and private security providers."
DocumentUN (CCPR): General Comment No. 37: The Right of Peaceful Assembly (Article 21), para. 24
- Everyone has the right to security of the person without arbitrary arrest or detention.
- States have a duty to protect the fundamental human rights of all within their jurisdiction.
- The state is obliged to provide and to cover costs related to the holding of assemblies in public spaces, including security, medical care, and cleaning.