11-12 October 2018
A consultation with the Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association Clément Voule, civil society representatives and academics
This consultation, organized in collaboration with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights, will discuss the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association online, including limitations and restrictions, online and offline surveillance, the territorial reach of such measures and their legal implications, as well as responsibilities beyond the primary responsibility of the state.
It will feed into the next thematic report of the Special Rapporteur to the UN Human Rights Council, which will focus on the exercise of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in the digital space.
The Geneva Human Rights Platform (HRP) provides a neutral and dynamic forum of interaction in Geneva for all stakeholders in the field of human rights – experts, practitioners, diplomats and civil society – to discuss and debate topical issues and challenges. Relying on academic research and findings, it works to enable various actors to be better connected, break silos, and, hence, advance human rights.
The Geneva Human Rights Platform notably focuses on current human rights challenges related to the digital age.
Information on access will be provided to participants.
Yuval Shany is the Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in International Law at the Law Faculty of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He also teaches human rights in the Geneva Academy’s LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.
Professor Marco Sassòli has been appointed as the new Director of the Geneva Academy. He takes up this role following the retirement of Professor Robert Roth.
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Sandra Pointet / Geneva Academy
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© ILO/ Joydeep Mukherjee
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