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"Sammankomsten" ("The Meeting"), oil painting by Ester Almqvist (sv), original at the Swedish National Museum. the painting was chosen by the UN as a motif for a stamp commemorating the establishment of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, paragraph 20: the Right of Assembly
Janitorial workers striking in front of the MTV building in Santa Monica, California. Striking in a trade union is a way of exercising freedom of assembly and freedom of association.
Posted excerpt from the US Constitution, at an Occupy Oakland event, 2011

Freedom of assembly, sometimes used interchangeably with the freedom of association, is the individual right to come together and collectively express, promote, pursue, and defend common interests.[1] The right to freedom of association is recognized as a human right, political right and civil liberty.

Freedom of assembly and freedom of association may be used to distinguish between the freedom to assemble in public places and the freedom of joining an association. Freedom of assembly is often used in the context of the right to protest, while freedom of association is used in the context of labor rights and the Constitution of the United States, is interpreted to mean both the freedom to assemble and the freedom to join an association.[2][not in citation given]

The United States Constitution explicitly provides for 'the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances'" in the First Amendment.

Like other rights, freedom of assembly is not absolute. For example, the State of Wisconsin has been arresting protesters in the State capital since July 2013, after declaring the protests to be unlawful due to the protesters not obtaining a permit.[3][4][5][6]

Human rights instruments[edit]

The freedom of assembly is written about in the following human rights instruments:

Examples of the national and regional constitutions recognizing the freedom of assembly are:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 02:33:45 -0700

Four opposition politicians were detained today after a peaceful rally turned violent when protesters responded to the notoriously brutal guards sent to disperse the crowd by fighting back with clubs and rocks. Police officials and rights monitors said ...
 
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:30:00 -0700

There's freedom of assembly, freedom of the press and rule of law. Since the handover from Britain to China 17 years ago, the people of Hong Kong were granted a wide range of civil liberties and a measure of autonomy under the governing principle known ...
 
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:15:00 -0700

... Driscoll reportedly told his congregation how grateful he was to live in a country with free speech: "I really am blessed to live in a land where the law allows me to have freedom of speech, to have freedom of religion, to have freedom of assembly ...
 
Newsmax.com
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:45:00 -0700

"It's to simply use the tool of choice, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, to bring forth our position into the public square so the public can be better informed and better able to debate this issue," he said. "Either we are going to collapse the ...
 
The Desert Sun
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:18:45 -0700

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Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:30:00 -0700

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Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:07:30 -0700

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Western Journalism

Western Journalism
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:10:19 -0700

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