Freedom of Assembly in Czech Republic

Published: January 2012

Freedom of assembly in Czech Republic is generally in compliance with international standards and best practices. The Law on Freedom of Assembly protects peaceful assembly, requires only notification without prior authorization and allows spontaneous assemblies. However, it restricts aliens and stateless persons, infants, people without full legal capacity and non-residing legal entities from organizing an assembly. It also imposing liability on organizers in cases where assemblies lose their peaceful character.

This country note by ECNL provides an overview of freedom of assembly in the Czech Republic, covering legal definitions, notification procedures, regulation of spontaneous assemblies and restrictions.