Protest

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.

US: A Capitol riot and Big Tech takes a stand: but is it the one we want?
12.01.2021 14 min read

US: A Capitol riot and Big Tech takes a stand: but is it the one we want?

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Uganda: Police should not use excessive force against peaceful protesters
08.12.2020 6 min read

Uganda: Police should not use excessive force against peaceful protesters

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HRC: interim oral update on the situation in Belarus
07.12.2020 2 min read

HRC: interim oral update on the situation in Belarus

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Belarus: Crackdown on freedom of expression – Part 2
07.12.2020 1 min read

Belarus: Crackdown on freedom of expression – Part 2

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Poland: Authorities must end police brutality and persecution of protesters and journalists
26.11.2020 12 min read

Poland: Authorities must end police brutality and persecution of protesters and journalists

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แถลงการณ์โดยองค์การพัฒนาเอกชนระหว่างประเทศเกี่ยวกับการชุมนุมของขบวนการเรียกร้องประชาธิปไตยในวันที่ 17 และ 25 พฤศจิกายน พ.ศ. 2563
25.11.2020 1 min read

แถลงการณ์โดยองค์การพัฒนาเอกชนระหว่างประเทศเกี่ยวกับการชุมนุมของขบวนการเรียกร้องประชาธิปไตยในวันที่ 17 และ 25 พฤศจิกายน พ.ศ. 2563

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Statement by International NGOs on Pro-Democracy Protests on November 17 and 25, 2020
25.11.2020 11 min read

Statement by International NGOs on Pro-Democracy Protests on November 17 and 25, 2020

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Myanmar: Release Arbitrarily Detained Student Protesters and Cease Further Prosecutions
23.11.2020 12 min read

Myanmar: Release Arbitrarily Detained Student Protesters and Cease Further Prosecutions

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Thailand: Protect the right to protest
18.11.2020 5 min read

Thailand: Protect the right to protest

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