defending rights and civil liberties

Freedom of Peaceful Assembly means that all people have the right to organize, convene and participate in meetings, rallies and demonstrations. This freedom is exercised through the holding of any temporary, static or active meeting, by a group of individuals with the intention of conveying a message.

States have the obligation to protect the exercise of this right, which is essential in a democracy and is vital for the exercise of the right to participate in public affairs by citizens.


  • Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Peaceful Assembly: Observations on communications transmitted to Governments and replies received
  • Anteproyecto de Ley de protección de la Seguridad Ciudadana aprobado por el Consejo de Ministros
  • Análisis del Anteproyecto de reforma del Código Penal (III.2). Libertad vigilada, a la carta.
  • La reforma del Código Penal: unilateral, injustificada y sin compromiso con los derechos humanos
  • Análisis del Anteproyecto de reforma del Código Penal (I). La criminalización de la protesta social
  • Recomendaciones dirigidas al Congreso a propósito del Proyecto de Ley de reforma del Código Penal
  • Communication to UN Special Rapporteurs concerning the Public Safety and Security draft bill
  • Balance de 2013: Los derechos humanos en España
  • Análisis del Anteproyecto de Ley de Seguridad Ciudadana