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Freedom of association


Article 11

Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and to freedom of association with others, including the right to form and to join trade unions. Anyone has the right to organise private or public meetins, association and political parties. Authorities have an obligation to take appropriate steps not to dissuade citizens from exercising their right to freedom of peaceful assembly.

IN PRACTICE, the right to freedom of assembly and association includes…
The freedom to meet up in an association
The freedom of peaceful assembly on the public highway (demonstration)

Factsheet
Trade union rights 

 

 

 Useful link
The Conference of INGOs, 4th pillar of the Council of Europe

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