"States must respect and ensure counterdemonstrations as assemblies in their own right, while preventing undue disruption of the assemblies to which they are opposed."
DocumentUN (CCPR): General Comment No. 37: The Right of Peaceful Assembly (Article 21), para. 26
- 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.
- 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.