On Friday 2 July, the ICJ, alongside IBAHRI, OHCHR and other partners, organize an online event to launch the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association: “Access to justice as an integral element of the protection of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly”.
This side event aims to bring together the UN Special Rapporteur, civil society representatives, UN bodies and State representatives to discuss their intersecting roles in promoting access to justice as an integral element of the protection of rights to freedom of peaceful assembly. The event will further examine specific challenges related to access to justice in relation to peaceful assemblies. Finally, it will expand on the important role of lawyers in the context of peaceful assemblies.
The event will also examine how the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur can address impunity for violations of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly; explore how the international human rights community can support the work of national legal networks to protect and promote the right to freedom of peaceful assembly; and, discuss practical measures necessary to follow up the reports recommendations.
Format: The side event will be held online with experts from civil society, state and UN bodies. Space will be provided for interactions with participants from the floor.
Date: 2 July 2021 – 47th UN Human Rights Council Session
Time: 14:00-15:30 Geneva, Switzerland
Language: English, French and Spanish Translation will be provided
- Clement Voule, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association
- Jomary Ortegon, Colectivo de Abogadxs José Alvear Restrepo (CAJAR), Colombia
- Alana Greer, Community Justice Project, USA
- Femi Falana SAN, Human Rights lawyer, Nigeria
- Human Rights Lawyer, Belarus
Moderator: Baroness H. Kennedy QC