Protest

The right of all people to express their ideas and opinions through the medium of protest, in any form, is guaranteed through a number of core international human rights provisions, including the right to free expression. Protests are an essential way for individuals to express dissent and grievances, to share views and opinions, to expose flaws in governance and to publicly demand that the authorities and other powerful entities are accountable for their actions. Protests provide people with an opportunity to have a say in public life.

They have historically inspired positive social change and improved protection of human rights. They continue to form an essential part of public debate and expression in all parts of the world and can take many forms both in the physical and online space.  Yet governments around the world too often treat protests as either an inconvenience to be controlled or a threat to be extinguished. Despite their obligations to promote, protect and respect the right to protest, governments frequently use excessive force, arbitrary arrest and detention and other forms of intimidation and harassment to prevent or crack down on protest rights, particularly those critical of government actions.

Malaysia: End harassment of union workers and peaceful protesters
03.06.2020 2 min read

Malaysia: End harassment of union workers and peaceful protesters

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US: Authorities must protect protesters and  journalists, and end use of excessive force   
01.06.2020 6 min read

US: Authorities must protect protesters and  journalists, and end use of excessive force  

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Egypt: Drop charges against arrested Mada Masr editor Lina Attalah
19.05.2020 2 min read

Egypt: Drop charges against arrested Mada Masr editor Lina Attalah

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14.05.2020 2 min read

Belarus: Stop intimidating journalists and protesters

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31.03.2020 13 min read

Guinea: Government must investigate excessive use of force and internet restrictions

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UK: Limit duration of coronavirus bill
23.03.2020 3 min read

UK: Limit duration of coronavirus bill

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Algeria: ARTICLE 19 Calls for Immediate Release of Algerian Activist Brahim Douadj
20.03.2020 3 min read

Algeria: ARTICLE 19 Calls for Immediate Release of Algerian Activist Brahim Douadj

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Iran: Act on UPR and end repression of dissent
19.03.2020 8 min read

Iran: Act on UPR and end repression of dissent

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Guinée : L’expulsion du journaliste Thomas Dietrich et les nouvelles arrestations de la société civile
10.03.2020 6 min read

Guinée : L’expulsion du journaliste Thomas Dietrich et les nouvelles arrestations de la société civile

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