Communique: Freedom of Association and Assembly in Southern Africa


The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) and the Human Rights Institute of South Africa (HURISA) hosted a strategic planning workshop on 12-13 April, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. HURISA and ICNL participated in and supported the development and ultimate adoption of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Guidelines on Freedom of Association and Assembly in Africa.

The workshop was the first at the regional level to popularize the Guidelines and develop strategies for their implementation as a means of strengthening enjoyment of SADC citizens’ Association and Assembly rights.

The final comminuque from the workshop is available here.

The Guidelines on Freedom of Association and Assembly in Africa are available in both English and French.