"The right to freedom of peaceful assembly also applies to online spaces and the use of information and communications technology. States must refrain from restricting access to the Internet, specific websites or telecommunication networks for the purpose of preventing peaceful assemblies."
DocumentUN (OHCHR), OAS, OSCE (ODIHR), ACHPR, OAS (IACHR), OSCE: Joint Declaration on the Right to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association , para. 3.f
- All forms of peaceful assembly are protected, including online meetings and online activities to plan, organize, and mobilize for assemblies.
- Internet freedom, including access to online resources and digital tools, should be protected as essential to the exercise of human rights online, with any restrictions based in law, proportionate, and necessary in a democratic society.