Voices in the Streets

Mass Social Protests and the Right to Peaceful Assembly

Published: January 2015

This report from Freedom House analyzes instances of mass social protests in 12 countries in order to identify best practices in promoting and protecting the right to peaceful assembly.

It evaluates the role of executive and law enforcement agencies, as well as government ministries, legislators, courts, political parties, national human rights institutions, think tanks, media, labor unions, and the private sector. Featuring case studies from the following countries: Chile, China, Denmark, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Malaysia, Morocco, Peru, South Africa, Turkey, Uganda and the United States.